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September 23, 2021 @ 10:10 am - 11:20 am

How Judges Can Support Attorney Well-Being and Why They Should Care

Erin Joyce (moderator), Judge Paul Bacigalupo, Judge Erica Yew, Judge Kevin Rosenberg

Description: Burnout, depression and substance abuse are rampant in the legal profession, and these mental health issues directly impact the delivery of quality legal services. From the bench, Judges are often among the first to recognize a lawyer may be suffering from an impairment and notice that a lawyer needs help. This panel will discuss the interplay between attorney well-being and attorney competency, and how judges can promote attorney wellness and effective lawyering

2021 CLA Annual Meeting

September 23, 2021 – September 25, 2021

Experience Our Exclusive Lineup of Speakers and Sessions!

Join legal professionals across California for connection, industry insights, and innovative business solutions from the comfort of your home or office. Fulfill CLE credits, enjoy keynote speakers, meet sponsors, network with others in your field, and learn about the latest trends in the legal community.

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Keynote Speakers

George Floyd:  Moment or Movement

Join us to hear from John Burris, one of the top civil rights attorneys in the state, as he speaks about some of the most notable cases he has been involved with and shares his vison for the future in light of recent events, from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

A Conversation with Nona Lee, EVP & CLO of the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) Fireside Chat w/ CLA President-Elect Jeremy Evans

Join Nona Lee, one of the top sports lawyers and in-house counsel in the country in a conversation with CLA President-Elect Jeremy Evans about the world of sports law. What does it take to become the head lawyer for a professional sports franchise, what is entailed in that role, and what does the future of the practice of law, entertainment, media, and sports law look like?

Looking Around the Corner: Technology and the Law

From her vantage point as Professor & Director of Applied Innovation at Hastings College of the Law, Professor Armitage will share insights on the evolving interplay between the law and new technologies. Learn how lawyers are helping develop and use cutting edge technologies, and how embracing these technologies can facilitate access to justice and improve our communities.

Also Featuring

Court in the Roaring 20’s: How will the state courts operate post-pandemic? Sea changes or back to “normal”?

This panel of state judges will provide an update on the status of the court system moving into 2021. The operation of the courts has had to adapt in many ways to continue function during a global pandemic. As the health related restrictions on operation of the courts (hopefully!) lessens, how will courts operate in 2021? What are the critical issues affecting the courts of which attorneys should be aware? What do judges need to know about current challenges in the practice of law to fairly administer their courtrooms? This panel will attempt to answer these sometimes thorny questions.

More panel topics will include:

  • How Judges Can Support Attorney Well-Being and Why They Should Care
  • Student Loan Debt, Equity, and Diversifying the Legal Profession: How Law Schools and Law Firms Can Rise to the Challenge
  • Family Law Year In Review
  • Big Tech and the Hot Seat: Coordinated Antitrust Enforcement in the Tech Sector
  • The Legislative Process: What Every Lawyer Should Know
  • Immigration Detentions and Equitable Jurisprudence
  • A Year in Review: Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Post Pandemic Business: New Considerations in Labor and Employment Law
  • The New Eviction and Landlord Tenant Laws Due to Covid-19
  • Perfecting the Appeal: Preservation, Jurisdiction & Prosecution
  • What Every Attorney Should Know Before Drafting a California Estate Plan
  • The “New Frontier” of Disability Access Laws
  • Technology Competence: Protecting Your Firm and Clients from Cyberattacks
  • Use of Intellectual Property in Social Media


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