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Feb 09

LAW ALERT - Shelter from the Storm: California Extends Pandemic Eviction Protections and Rental Assistance Program

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.
Jan 26

Legal Ethics Committee of BASF Presents "Hot Legal Ethics Topics"

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.   Topics:   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   Speakers:   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   Click here for more information.
Jan 20

LAW ALERT - Expanding the Right to Rent Out under Davis-Stirling; AB 3182 Eliminates Grandfathered Rental Restrictions for Common Interest Developments

"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.
Jan 13

LAW ALERT - Keeping Up with Tech: Brown Act Rules on Social Media Communication

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.
Jan 12

OC Community Housing Corporation Presents Panel "Stepping Up – Careers in Law"

Virtual Presentation Date:  January 12, 2021 Time:  5:00 p.m.     The Goldfarb & Lipman team will be participating in OC Community Housing Corporation’s Stepping Up College Awareness Program, which works to empower first-generation junior high- and high school-aged youth from low-income families. This panel will explore career exploration and professional development.   Speakers: Rafael Yaquian Erin C. Lapeyrolerie Kim LeSon Dave Kong Hadiyah Henry