2019 Holiday Party and Toy Drive

On Tuesday, December 10, SFVBA held its annual Holiday Party at its offices in Woodland Hills. The event provided the 125-plus members who attended with an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season, socialize, and, at the same time, put smiles on the faces of scores of underprivileged children as dozens of toys were donated by…

2019 Blanket the Homeless

Since 1995, the Valley Community Legal Foundation, the community service arm of SFVBA, has delivered more than 40,000 blankets to homeless and domestic violence shelters located throughout the San Fernando Valley. SFVBA volunteer members assisted with the blanket distribution and, in 2020, will be on hand to to provide pro bono legal assistance to those…

College Athletes to Benefit from Endorsements

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Senate Bill (SB) 206 that would permit college student athletes to benefit financially (for example, from endorsement deals) from their names, images, and likenesses while still in school. Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, which Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) sponsored, with much…

Draft Regulations for New Consumer Privacy Act Unveiled

November 7, 2019 – The California Attorney General released the highly anticipated draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The regulations focus heavily on three main areas: 1) notices to consumers, 2) consumer requests and 3) verification requirements. While the regulations focus heavily on these three topics, they also discuss special rules for minors,…