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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 …

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.

Family Law Perspective - 2014 Year in Review

Family Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

One real highlight has been the success of the John F. Kennedy University College of Law settlement workshops created by our own Commissioner Josanna Berkow (Ret.).

Recent Developments in Student Loans and Bankruptcy

Recent Developments in Student Loans and Bankruptcy

A debtor with federal loans is more likely to have options, while very little relief is available for private loans. But what can be done where relief is not available through the lender?

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

The LAS-ELC offers low-income workers throughout California free and confidential information regarding their employment rights through its Workers’ Rights Clinic.

Don't Miss the 2014 Law Practice Management Series!

Don’t Miss the 2014 Law Practice Management Series!

Our next program is on June 17: Four Steps to Ethical and Empathic Client Relationships and Communications. Only $20 per program for members!

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

JFKU College of Law implemented a specialized curriculum focused on children and families. To train the most effective practitioners, we combined the expanded substantive law covered with a substantial practice skill component.

Inns of Court: Marsy's Law

Inns of Court: Marsy’s Law

Marsy’s Law literally changed the definition of the word “victim,” expanding it to also include specific family members of the crime victim. The presentation highlighted how under Marsy’s Law, civil or family law attorneys can assist in protecting the victim and victim’s family.

Pro Bono for Students: Center for Economic and Civic Education

Pro Bono for Students: Center for Economic and Civic Education

The CESQD creates and organizes the moot court competition as an arena for students to hone and showcase their analytical, persuasive and speaking skills.

A Personal Reflection: Gender Issues and Women in Law

A Personal Reflection: Gender Issues and Women in Law

Hindsight and a more thorough knowledge of gender issues in the legal field provided me with the insight that I did not realize how much I didn’t know about gender issues in general. Perhaps I was not as afraid or concerned as I should have been. Success did not happen because of a diligent awareness of biases against women and minorities. It happened in spite of that lack of awareness.

California Women Lawyers:  Strong Roots Promise a Bright Future

California Women Lawyers: Strong Roots Promise a Bright Future

California Women Lawyers (CWL) was organized “to advance women in the profession of law; to better the position of women in society; to eliminate all inequity based on sex; and to provide an organization for collective action and expressions germane to the aforesaid purposes.”

Student Perspectives on Legal Education

Student Perspectives on Legal Education

Since this issue is about the future of legal education, it was decided to ask about the future of the subject directly, by inquiring of today’s law students. The following thoughts are courtesy of several students at Contra Costa’s JFK University College of Law.

Improving Legal Education: Practical Lawyering Skills

Improving Legal Education: Practical Lawyering Skills

More than five years ago, the JFK law faculty determined that the traditional doctrinal law curriculum was not sufficient to meet the educational needs of its students. Courses designed to provide training in practical lawyering skills throughout the course of study have been added to the curriculum.

 The JD Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Careers for Law School Grads

The JD Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Careers for Law School Grads

Numerous professional careers are enhanced by legal education. The way law students are trained to write, research, analyze, articulate an argument and comprehend massive amounts of information lends itself to careers in marketing, high-level management, science, economic development, data analysis and technical careers. Community associations, social work organizations, human services departments, government social agencies, employment assistance offices, city planning commissions and family services groups can also greatly benefit from employees with legal expertise.

Coffee Talk: What do you wish you had learned in law school?

Coffee Talk: What do you wish you had learned in law school?

I wish I had learned more concrete practical things in law school. For example, in Civil Procedure, I would have liked to have at least seen an example of a pleading or a discovery request …

The Future of Law in Admissions to the California State Bar

The Future of Law in Admissions to the California State Bar

The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California charged the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform with examining whether the State Bar of California should develop a regulatory requirement for a pre-admission practical skills training program and, if so, proposing such a program for submission to the Supreme Court.

Tomorrow's Lawyer

Tomorrow’s Lawyer

The agent of change is the cost of legal advice and representation. The practice of law is going to change. We need to develop practices where clients seek the advice, experience or expertise that they cannot find online.

Gala in Support of Contra Costa High School Law & Justice Academies (VIDEOS)

Gala in Support of Contra Costa High School Law & Justice Academies (VIDEOS)

Thank you for joining us at the Lafayette Park Hotel for an inspiring evening honoring three outstanding local High School Law Academies: DeAnza High School Law Academy, Deer Valley High School Law & Justice Academy, and Richmond High …

Inns of Court: Laws of the Hunger Games

The presentation started out with the Hunger Games themselves. If you haven’t seen the movies, read the books, or spoken with anybody too young to remember VHS tapes were a thing, the stories revolve around a post-apocalyptic America where a dominant Capital City forces one person from each surrounding district to fight to the death for amusement.