The Los Angeles Superior Court has reopened the Hollywood Courthouse, the only courthouse in the state dedicated to the exclusive handling of mental health cases.
The Court will commence operations on December 9, 2019, and will cover Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties, and parts of Los Angeles County.
Celebrate the Season by investing your time or contributing a financial donation to help the SFVBA Blanket the Homeless on Saturday, December 14, at the Bar offices in Woodland Hills.
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…
The Valley Community Legal Foundation seeks volunteer attorneys to work with bench officers to moderate discussions with Valley high school students on the issue of free speech and the Constitution.
The California Bar Association has unveiled a new website to provide victims of the recent wildfires with access to appropriate legal services.
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,…
On October 3, 2019, the SFVBA held its annual Installation gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles to celebrate the installation of the Bar’s newly elected officers and Board of Directors.
Anyone interested in becoming a Court Commissioner should attend an informative Brown Bag Lunch meeting, Monday November 11 at the SFVBA offices in Woodland Hills
On January 1, 2020, a new California law will take effect that requires lawyers to make sure their clients understand the implications of California’s legal protections for mediation communications, before the client agrees to mediation. If the client has already agreed to mediation before seeking counsel – by participating in a divorce mediation, or signing…