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Solo Section Breakfast [photos]

Solo Section Breakfast [photos]

The Solo Section meets for a networking breakfast the third Wednesday of even-numbered months. Free for section members. For more information, visit the Solo Section page at www.cccba.org.

Search Engine Optimization for the Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firms

Search Engine Optimization for the Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firms

It is widely known that Google’s U.S. market share for searches is dominant (over 70% by some estimates), but what isn’t as widely known is that for law-related searches, Google’s market share is overwhelming (over 90% by some estimates). Even if a client finds a lawyer in a major directory, there’s a strong likelihood that he or she found those directories through a Google search initially. Consequently, this article focuses primarily on optimization for the Google search engine.

Technology: Don’t Fear It, Embrace It

Technology: Don’t Fear It, Embrace It

If you don’t embrace technology, you will probably be left behind. The following websites and email services are helpful in making hardware and/or software decisions…

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our 20 sections and find out why you should join…

Member-Only Benefits

Member-Only Benefits

Businesses featured here offer discounts to CCCBA members that would not otherwise be available.

Grow Your Business with LRIS

Grow Your Business with LRIS

We do the marketing for you: We get over 12,000 calls each year from people who are looking for legal representation.

President's Message: Final Thoughts

President’s Message: Final Thoughts

This organization can be as meaningful to you as you want. Or it can just be the organization to which you mechanically pay dues.

The Boys and Girls of Summer

The Boys and Girls of Summer

As the clock struck three, players streamed in from everywhere as fast as judges coming to an 8:30 a.m. hearing.

A Meeting to Remember

A Meeting to Remember

The meeting of the Board of Governors of the State Bar in October promises to be one of great significance. The board will consider some proposals that could have a large impact on the practice of law.

Law Libraries: An Attorney's Best Resource

Law Libraries: An Attorney’s Best Resource

Open to everyone and with a wealth of resources, the county law libraries in the Bay Area have much to offer busy trial lawyers and their staffs.

Summer and Civility

Summer and Civility

Consider using this time of summer optimism to extend an olive branch to your adversaries. Respect that they have families to spend time with, just as you do, and their own plans for time off. Extend them common courtesies regarding extensions of time and deposition scheduling. Share stories of great vacations and time away from work. View them as people as well as adversaries.

President's Message - July 2013

President’s Message – July 2013

Ninety-four discovery disputes have been assigned to discovery facilitators. A number of discovery disputes have been resolved through that process. Very few discovery motions have shown up on the court’s calendars. Our civil fast track judges are very appreciative of your help.

The Last Steak

The Last Steak

The plaintiff’s attorney Frank McCauley was like King, a no-holds brawler, in the twilight of his career, looking for one last victory. McCauley knew from his 47 years as a lawyer that the most difficult case for a plaintiff to win was a medical negligence trial. The defense won nearly 90 percent of the time, especially before Contra Costa juries. And this time, he was a 9 to 1 underdog facing the best lawyer from the top medical malpractice firm in the East Bay, ranked No. 1 in the heavyweight division and 30 years his junior.

Medical Benefit Options  for CCCBA Members

Medical Benefit Options for CCCBA Members

The Contra Costa County Bar Association has partnered with insurance brokers Myers-Stevens-Mello & Co. Inc. (MSM) to assist its members in navigating the upcoming changes in the insurance marketplace.

Summary Results of the Member Survey

Summary Results of the Member Survey

Several months ago, the board of directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association decided to conduct a survey to make sure that it was in touch with the needs and desires of our membership. Historically, the CCCBA has conducted such a survey approximately every three years. The survey was conducted in April and the results are now in.

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.

May 2013 - The Future of Law Practice Edition

May 2013 – The Future of Law Practice Edition

Highlights of the May 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about the CA State Bar admission proposal, virtual law practice, trends in law and more.

Revolutionizing Law: Guest Editor's Column

Revolutionizing Law: Guest Editor’s Column

Welcome to the brave new world of providing legal services. In case there is any doubt out there, let me assure you, the way legal services are purchased, how they are delivered, who provides them and how they are priced is undergoing a revolution

The Changing Times

The Changing Times

Change that we choose can be exhilarating. It can stimulate our imaginations with the promise of a better life. Change that is foisted upon us is another matter. The latter may instill resentment, discomfort, even fear. We can often anticipate the changes that the future will bring. Exactly how we will deal with them is less certain. But experience teaches us that deal with them we will.

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.