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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.

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.

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.