March 20th is the first day of Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox. For you Latin fans out there, the word “equinox” translates to “equal night” and refers to the time when the sun crosses the true celestial equator, and day and night are of nearly equal length. Day and night are balanced to nearly 12 hours each, all over the world, and the earth’s axis of rotation is perpendicular to the line connecting the centers of the earth and the sun. Take a breath. This is your time to recharge. On March 21st, daylight begins to grow longer.
With all those extra hours of daylight, aren’t you just looking for more things to do?
Never fear, the CCCBA is here. Our online calendar at www.cccba.org/ attorney/calendar is the best place to get plugged into the latest happenings. If you want to find information specific to your practice, check out our many active sections and committees and contact their leadership to attend the next meeting. www.cccba.org/attorney/sections.
Our Inter-professional Mixers are back! Want to expand your network? Meet with other professionals such as bankers, CPA’s, management consultants, CFO’s, commercial real estate and insurance folks. We started this program last Spring and the events have been super successful, with over 200 people exchanging business cards, enjoying the company of their fellow professionals, and talking about the latest happenings in their industries and professions. It’s a free event, so drop on by.
The Women’s Section is also holding its annual wine tasting scholarship fundraiser, with a silent auction. This is always a wonderful event with local wineries that raises funds for smart, accomplished law students who have demonstrated a commitment towards the advancement of women. Come, bid high and bid often.
The IP section is hosting an evening roundtable, dealing with the USPTO and the new patent rules. Is this your practice area? Check it out and think about getting involved on the IP board.
Don’t have time for an event, but want to brush up on your MCLE? Chancellor and Dean of Hastings Law School, Frank Wu, gave a thought-provoking, enlightening, and lively discussion of the importance of diversity at our January Installation Luncheon to a standing ovation, postulating that diversity should be thought of as a dynamic process, like a democracy. Watch the video on our website, under MCLE/Other Self- Study MCLE (and also qualify for elimination of bias MCLE credit).
March is a great time for getting involved with our Bar. Get out and about! Enjoy the Springtime.
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