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Legal Drama

Legal Drama

Audiences continue to be enamored with the legal world—the stories are fundamentally about the search for truth, something that no other field is singularly focused on finding.

Stress Management

Stress Management

I am sure most of you have felt the oppressive weight of work pressures at various times. The question is, how do we deal with it?

President's Message: February 2015

President’s Message: February 2015

I hope this serves as a reminder of what it was like to be new to the profession, and to spur us all to make that extra effort to reach out.

Meet Your 2015 Board President: Nicholas Casper

Meet Your 2015 Board President: Nicholas Casper

Nicholas Casper, an associate with Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, takes over the leadership as CCCBA’s Board President for 2015.

What Have We Accomplished?

What Have We Accomplished?

I am probably most excited about the launch of our new CCCBA mobile app, available at both Apple iTunes and Google Play.

President’s Message: May 2014

President’s Message: May 2014

There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.

Where Does the Money Go?

Where Does the Money Go?

As our 2014 membership drive comes to a close, some of you may be wondering about the CCCBA budget and where your money goes.

Meet Your 2014 CCCBA Board President: Stephen Steinberg

Meet Your 2014 CCCBA Board President: Stephen Steinberg

Stephen Steinberg, an associate with Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren, takes over the leadership as CCCBA’s Board President for 2014.

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.

There Oughta Be a Law

There Oughta Be a Law

Unlike much of politics, where one feels one cannot make much of a difference, The Conference of California Bar Associations exists for the purpose of making changes to the law.

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.

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.

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.