Don’t be like Greg* from Southern California. Greg was listed in the Daily Journal because he was suspended for 30 days for failure to comply with the California State Bar’s MCLE requirements. Greg kept poor records and claimed he thought he was up to date.
The ABA recently posted an article about a report Foundations for Practice completed called The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient about the gap that exists between what new lawyers have and what new lawyers need to be successful. The following chart highlights the top 10 skills needed immediately by new lawyers.
Gina Boer is a partner at Haapala, Thompson, & Abern in downtown Oakland. Her nearly 30 years of practice have put her in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-eminent Women Lawyers. Her litigation practice specializes in real estate, complex litigation, commercial and residential landlord/tenant, construction defect, insurance defense, personal injury, contract disputes and divorce law. Gina is also a certified mediator serving bay area litigants in the areas of real estate, contract disputes, business, debt recovery and personal injury.
The Bay Area Legal Incubator (BALI) community of attorneys might be new to solo practice, but they receive accolades and great results for their lawyering skills.
New events are added daily! For more information about upcoming programs, or to register, please call (510) 302-2201 or visit http://www.acbanet.org/Calendar. Lunch (or snacks for evening events) will be provided for most MCLE programs.
Every August, the finest local restaurants join the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) to present Dine Around for Justice, an event to raise funds to provide legal services for low-income people in Alameda County. These restaurants generously agree to donate 15% of one evening’s food and beverage revenue to support VLSC.