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,…

2019 Installation Gala

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. 

New Mediation Protections Law Takes Effect January 1

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…