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Election Protection: Lawyers and Law Students Protecting the Right to Vote

Election Protection: Lawyers and Law Students Protecting the Right to Vote

Election Day is fast approaching. With less than three months to go, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is mobilizing legal volunteers nationwide to lead Election Protection, the country’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. Election Protection was formed in 2001 to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in our democracy. Through the dedication of attorneys, law students, and paralegals around the country Election Protection is able to provide voters with comprehensive and immediate assistance on Election Day. This service has been instrumental in helping Americans all over the country to exercise their right to vote for the past decade.

Barristers, Law Students & CCCBA Leadership Mixer

Barristers, Law Students & CCCBA Leadership Mixer

On August 18, 2011 Barristers and Law Students mixed and mingled with CCCBA Board Members and Section Leaders at the Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek. This unique opportunity allowed young and soon-to-be lawyers to network and explore leadership opportunities within the Contra Costa legal community in an informal setting. Here are some photos: Visit our […]

Students Learn the Reality of Law in GJELL’s Summer Program

Students Learn the Reality of Law in GJELL’s Summer Program

The program responds to a concern that high school students appear to have no real grasp of legal and paralegal career opportunities, and that what perceptions they do have come from movies and TV.

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

By offering these students a realistic depiction of the daily life of attorneys, they might be able to identify whether these realities matched up with their career expectations.

Pre-flections on the Law: Chelsea Davis

Pre-flections on the Law: Chelsea Davis

At a young age I knew I wanted to become a protector of legal rights and a social justice advocate just like my honorable father who served as a police officer in Contra Costa County and Alameda County for 25 years. He frequently referred to me as “Judge Chelsea” because I never hesitated to voice […]

Pre-flections on the Law: Kate Mignani

Pre-flections on the Law: Kate Mignani

Six years ago, I suddenly became a single mother of four, with children ranging from 11 to 21.  Though I had a degree from U.C. Berkeley and a previous career in communications, my job as stay-at-home mom had lasted nearly two decades and I was at a loss as to what I would do to […]

Judging Gender: Gender Laws are at Odds with Science

A person’s biological sex seems simple but is deceptively complex. It appears to be binary: An XX chromosomal pair is female, and an XY chromosomal pair is male. Doctors look at a newborn’s genitalia, pronounce the baby a boy or a girl, and the birth certificate reflects that sex assignment. Deep-seated religious beliefs, cultural constructs, the regulation of sports […]

Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California

Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California

California also has more advantages for families and children in court. It was the first state to establish no-fault divorce in 1970 while New York was dead last in 2010.

Contra Costa County Family Law Pro Per Programs

As the number of self-represented litigants continues to grow (some estimates are as high as 70%) the Family Law Section has implemented new and different outreach programs to help pro pers, and in turn, assist the court.

President's Message: Why Women are Leaving Big Law

President’s Message: Why Women are Leaving Big Law

Welcome Back! The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and it is back to the shop. But not for all of us. Although women make up about 50% of law students, it’s common knowledge that as the years pass, the numbers of women practicing law in traditional firms dwindle. Often the decline […]

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Turning that Bundle of Joy into Dollars

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Turning that Bundle of Joy into Dollars

For parents, and especially new parents, are you sure you have claimed all of your applicable family/child tax benefits?

Don't Miss the 2015 Law Practice Management Series

Don’t Miss the 2015 Law Practice Management Series

Our next program is on June 17: Everyone’s Doing It: The Explicit Effect of Implicit Bias. Only $20 per program for members!

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

We wanted to address the expanding law affecting children and families in a way that provided students both the necessary doctrinal law as well as the specialized practice skills so critical to a modern family practice.

Don't Miss the 2015 Law Practice Management Series!

Don’t Miss the 2015 Law Practice Management Series!

Our next program is on May 20: Look Before You Leap in Changing Law Firms. Only $20 per program for members! Discount for signing up for the entire series.

Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?

Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?

Is bias an ethical issue? The answer to this question is increasingly “yes.” In the past 20 years, many states have passed disciplinary rules prohibiting discrimination by lawyers.