SB 1157, which adds section 1954.06 to the California Civil Code, goes into effect July 1, 2021 and continues until July 1, 2025. Click here to read more.

League of Cities Spring Conference
Virtual Presentation
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Speakers: Barbara Kautz, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP, and Kevin Siegel, Burke Williams & Sorensen LLP

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Community Vision
Virtual Presentation
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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LISC Housing Development Training Institute
Virtual Presentation
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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In anticipation of a heightened housing crisis in the wake of COVID-19, Senate Bill 1079 went into effect on January 1, 2021, with the stated goal of promoting owner-occupied homeownership, protecting tenants from displacement, and preventing corporate speculators from acquiring bundled one- to four-unit homes. Click here to read more.

California law has established a property tax exemption for property that is owned by a community land trust and that is being—or will be—developed or rehabilitated as rental housing, limited equity cooperative housing, or owner-occupied housing (SB 196, as amended by SB 1473, effective January 1, 2021). Click here to read more.

On January 29, 2021 Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 91 (SB 91), extending residential eviction protections and implementing the State’s rental assistance program to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in rental housing.  Click here to read more.

Virtual Presentation

Date: January 26, 2021

Program: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

MCLE: 1 Hour


Join the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Ethics Committee for their January virtual meeting, where leadership will offer practical tips for navigating thorny and timely legal ethics issues. Earn CLE credit while hearing from several committee members about hot topics in today’s remote world.


The program will include an extended question and answer roundtable session where attendees can ask about any ethics issues.




Sex and Money in the New Rules
Access to Justice and Fee-Sharing with Non-Lawyers
Mitigating Risk in Virtual Appearances
“Joint Representation” in Transactional Matters




Dianne Jackson-McLean, Goldfarb Lipman, Chair of Legal Ethics Committee
Joanna L. Storey, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Secretary of Legal Ethics Committee
Kendra Basner, O’Rielly & Roche LLP, Immediate Past Chair of Legal Ethics Committee
Al Boro, Boro Law Firm
Shawn McCall, Law Office of Shawn McCall


Moderator: Carl Chamberlin, UC Hastings Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Vice-Chair of Legal Ethics Committee


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“We must marshal all available resources to address the housing and homeless crisis,” said Assembly Member Phil Ting in his call-to-arms for AB 3182. Click here to read more.

As modes of communication continue to evolve with advances in technology, Assembly Bill 992 (effective January 1, 2021) clarifies which forms of communication via internet-based social media would violate the properly noticed, open meeting requirement of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code sections 54950 et seq.) for local legislative bodies. Legislative bodies include governing bodies, commissions, committees, and boards of a local agency. Click here to read more.