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Hertz offers car rental discounts to lawyers

CalBar Connect, the State Bar’s affinity program offering special benefits to its members, now partners with Hertz to provide discounted rental car rates to bar members. The program offers a 20 percent discount on Hertz’s Daily Member Benefit rates in the United States, waives the enrollment fee for the #1 Club Gold program, and offers discounts on other domestic and international rental rates.

“Hertz is very pleased to be selected as the exclusive provider of car rental services to the 220,000 State Bar of California members,” said Robert J. Stuart, senior vice president of global sales. “As the exclusive partner of more professional organizations than any other car rental company, Hertz has the global footprint and the quality products and services to ensure California lawyers the best value for their travel dollar, whether they travel for business or pleasure.”

Members can enroll in the program by visiting calbarconnect.com and following the links to the Hertz enrollment page.

CalBar Connect has also added FromYouFlowers.com, which will offer a 20 percent discount on floral and gift items, and H&R Block Tax & Business Services, offering an accounting services package to solo practitioners and small firms.

CalBar Connect, part of the bar’s member services and benefits initiative, provides discounts to all State Bar members. Other partners include T-mobile Cellular, Lenovo Computers, Corevault, Lettermark, ESQSites1213.com, Threads Apparel & Merchandise, MarketYourLawPractice.com, Bank of America, and insurance brokers and companies Marsh Affinity, Liberty Mutual and AI&PS. UPS, Office Max and Brooks Brothers also are bar partners.

Complete details are available at calbarconnect.com.

Annual Meeting slated for Sept. 10-13 in San Diego

The State Bar will return to San Diego for its 82nd Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 10-13. The meeting will offer a wide range of educational programs, including MCLE credit in all the subfields, as well as legal specialization credit. Members of compliance group 1 (last names begin with A-G), who must complete 25 hours of continuing education by Feb. 1, can fulfill their entire requirement at the meeting. Courses will focus on four educational tracks: substantive law, practice skills, solo practice and technology.

New State Bar President Howard Miller and five new members of the board of governors will take office, artists can exhibit their work and luncheons will feature a variety of speakers, including prominent conservationist Jerome Ringo and Katty Kay, the Washington correspondent for BBC World News America. A bar president’s reception will be held at the USS Midway Thursday night and a free after-dinner get together, with dancing and networking opportunities, will be held Saturday night at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Vendors will exhibit their wares in the exhibit hall and a 5-K fun run/ power walk starts the day on Sunday.

Internet kiosks will be located throughout the meeting, enabling participants to check e-mail and keep up with the demands of work. The bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program will offer a complimentary self-study audio CD that will allow listeners to earn one hour of MCLE credit in prevention and detection of substance abuse. The CDs will be available at the LAP booth in the exhibit hall.

Registrants are eligible to receive a free State Bar section membership for the last half of 2008 by enrolling via the pre-registration form in the meeting preview, which can be found online this month at calbar.ca.gov/annualmeeting. Participants can save $100 by registering by Aug. 17. Early Bird MCLE registration must be completed by Aug. 10.

Bar foundation seeks applicants for its board

The California Bar Foundation is seeking applications for several positions on its board of directors for terms beginning Jan. 1. Attorneys, judges and members of the public who have a demonstrated interest in the foundation’s charitable mission, who have previous board, public or community service and/or are knowledgeable about charitable fundraising are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Aug. 14.

The board consists of a maximum of 25 members appointed by the State Bar Board of Governors and three ex officio members. They serve two-year terms and are expected to attend approximately five meetings per year and actively participate on at least two committees. The meetings typically rotate between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and most committee meetings are conducted by conference call. All board members are expected to participate in fundraising and annually make a personally significant financial contribution to the foundation.

The California Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the State Bar of California, dedicated to building a better justice system for all Californians. It distributes grants for law-related projects; awards scholarships to law school students committed to public interest careers; and supports an array of other educational programs. Information about the foundation is available at calbarfoundation.org.

Applications, including a resume and a statement of interest and qualifications, should be submitted to Leslie Hatamiya, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105; lhatamiya@calbarfoundation.org; 415-856-0788 (fax). The bar board will make the appointments in November.

Orange County legal aid board seeks applicants

Attorneys interested in serving on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) are invited to submit an application to the State Bar. Applicants must practice in the area served by LASOC (Orange and southeast Los Angeles counties) and those who currently practice in the greater Los Angeles area are preferred.

Three positions, each for a three-year term, are available.

The board meets 10-12 times per year in person or via teleconference.

Interested lawyers should send a resume, with their bar number, outlining work experience, community activity and educational background.

Application materials should be sent to Chris Zupanovich, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639. Questions may be directed to her at 415-538-2534 or chris.zupanovich@calbar.ca.gov.

The deadline is July 31.

Seniors & the Law is updated and reprinted

The State Bar has updated and reprinted its popular Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians, in English and Spanish. Free of charge to the public, the guide is part of an ongoing three-part ser

Hertz offers car rental discounts to lawyers

CalBar Connect, the State Bar’s affinity program offering special benefits to its members, now partners with Hertz to provide discounted rental car rates to bar members. The program offers a 20 percent discount on Hertz’s Daily Member Benefit rates in the United States, waives the enrollment fee for the #1 Club Gold program, and offers discounts on other domestic and international rental rates.

“Hertz is very pleased to be selected as the exclusive provider of car rental services to the 220,000 State Bar of California members,” said Robert J. Stuart, senior vice president of global sales. “As the exclusive partner of more professional organizations than any other car rental company, Hertz has the global footprint and the qualiies published by the bar and funded, in part, by the California Bar Foundation.

Orders for Seniors & the Law should be sent to seniors@calbar.ca.gov. Specify the number desired (i.e., 100 copies, 200 copies), the language (English or Spanish) and provide a full name and complete mailing address (no P.O. boxes).

Although shipping is free, contributions are always acceptable, especially for larger orders. If you do not have access to the Internet, call toll-free 1-888-875-Laws for a regular U.S. Postal Service mailing address to send your request.

Calling all artists

Members of the bench and bar who draw, sculpt, work in ceramics or photography are invited to participate in the 57th Annual Meeting Bench and Bar Art Exhibit. The artwork will be shty products and services to ensure California lawyers the best value for their travel dollar, whether they travel for business or pleasure.”

Members can enroll in the program by visiting calbarconnect.com and following the links to the Hertz enrollment page.

CalBar Connect has also added FromYouFlowers.com, which will offer a 20 percent discount on floral and gift items, and H&R Block Tax & Business Services, offering an accounting services package to solo practitioners and small firms.

CalBar Connect, part of the bar’s member services and benefits initiative, provides discounts to all State Bar members. Other partners include T-mobile Cellular, Lenovo Computers, Corevault, Lettermark, ESQSites1213.com, Threads Apparel & Merchandise, MarketYourLawPractice.com, Bank of America, and insurance brokers and companies Marsh Affinity, Liberty Mutual and AI&PS. UPS, Office Max and Brooks Brothers also are bar partners.

Complete details owcased at the State Bar Annual Meeting in September in San Diego.

Awards will be given in the following categories: oils and acrylics, portraits and figures, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and photography.

Art show rules and entry blanks can be downloaded at calbar.ca.gov/archive/calbar/annualmeeting or obtained by calling 415-538-2210. All entries must be submitted by Aug. 1.

Hong Kong CLE program

The Litigation and Real Property Law sections are planning a continuing legal education program in Hong Kong Nov. 1-6.

Participants can earn 21 hours of MCLE credit and will have numerous networking opportunities for forming relationships on the Pacific Rim.

If you are interested in receiving information, please call or e-mail Kristina Robledo at kristina.robledo@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2467. Full details can be found at www.aweekinlegalhongkong.com.

Opt out of list sales

Attorneys who wish to remove their names from lists the State Bar provides to qualified outside entities may do so by logging on to Member Login at calbar.ca.gov. After registering with My State Bar Profile, go to “Account Information” and select “Update my mailing preferences (opt out).”

Members also may e-mail their opt out request to memrec@calbar.ca.gov. Include your bar number.

Opening your own firm

“The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office,” which offers tips on everything from creating a business plan to customer service to using technology to best advantage, is now available from the State Bar.

The 602-page guide aims to walk lawyers through the law practice process as well as ask the right questions to determine whether a lawyer is a good prospect for starting a solo practice.

The guide may be ordered at the Sections Bookstore

Sign up for e-briefs

The State Bar offers e-briefs, a short summary of recent news developments or announcements of interest to lawyers. The electronic mailings are provided on a timely basis, usually twice a month. To subscribe, go to “e-briefs” listed under “News” on the home page of the State Bar’s Web site, calbar.ca.gov.

are available at calbarconnect.com.

Annual Meeting slated for Sept. 10-13 in San Diego

The State Bar will return to San Diego for its 82nd Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 10-13. The meeting will offer a wide range of educational programs, including MCLE credit in all the subfields, as well as legal specialization credit. Members of compliance group 1 (last names begin with A-G), who must complete 25 hours of continuing education by Feb. 1, can fulfill their entire requirement at the meeting. Courses will focus on four educational tracks: substantive law, practice skills, solo practice and technology.

New State Bar President Howard Miller and five new members of the board of governors will take office, artists can exhibit their work and luncheons will feature a variety of speakers, including prominent conservationist Jerome Ringo and Katty Kay, the Washington correspondent for BBC World News America. A bar president’s reception will be held at the USS Midway Thursday night and a free after-dinner get together, with dancing and networking opportunities, will be held Saturday night at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Vendors will exhibit their wares in the exhibit hall and a 5-K fun run/ power walk starts the day on Sunday.

Internet kiosks will be located throughout the meeting, enabling participants to check e-mail and keep up with the demands of work. The bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program will offer a complimentary self-study audio CD that will allow listeners to earn one hour of MCLE credit in prevention and detection of substance abuse. The CDs will be available at the LAP booth in the exhibit hall.

Registrants are eligible to receive a free State Bar section membership for the last half of 2008 by enrolling via the pre-registration form in the meeting preview, which can be found online this month at calbar.ca.gov/annualmeeting. Participants can save $100 by registering by Aug. 17. Early Bird MCLE registration must be completed by Aug. 10.

Bar foundation seeks applicants for its board

The California Bar Foundation is seeking applications for several positions on its board of directors for terms beginning Jan. 1. Attorneys, judges and members of the public who have a demonstrated interest in the foundation’s charitable mission, who have previous board, public or community service and/or are knowledgeable about charitable fundraising are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Aug. 14.

The board consists of a maximum of 25 members appointed by the State Bar Board of Governors and three ex officio members. They serve two-year terms and are expected to attend approximately five meetings per year and actively participate on at least two committees. The meetings typically rotate between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and most committee meetings are conducted by conference call. All board members are expected to participate in fundraising and annually make a personally significant financial contribution to the foundation.

The California Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the State Bar of California, dedicated to building a better justice system for all Californians. It distributes grants for law-related projects; awards scholarships to law school students committed to public interest careers; and supports an array of other educational programs. Information about the foundation is available at calbarfoundation.org.

Applications, including a resume and a statement of interest and qualifications, should be submitted to Leslie Hatamiya, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105; lhatamiya@calbarfoundation.org; 415-856-0788 (fax). The bar board will make the appointments in November.

Orange County legal aid board seeks applicants

Attorneys interested in serving on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) are invited to submit an application to the State Bar. Applicants must practice in the area served by LASOC (Orange and southeast Los Angeles counties) and those who currently practice in the greater Los Angeles area are preferred.

Three positions, each for a three-year term, are available.

The board meets 10-12 times per year in person or via teleconference.

Interested lawyers should send a resume, with their bar number, outlining work experience, community activity and educational background.

Application materials should be sent to Chris Zupanovich, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639. Questions may be directed to her at 415-538-2534 or chris.zupanovich@calbar.ca.gov.

The deadline is July 31.

Seniors & the Law is updated and reprinted

The State Bar has updated and reprinted its popular Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians, in English and Spanish. Free of charge to the public, the guide is part of an ongoing three-part series published by the bar and funded, in part, by the California Bar Foundation.

Orders for Seniors & the Law should be sent to seniors@calbar.ca.gov. Specify the number desired (i.e., 100 copies, 200 copies), the language (English or Spanish) and provide a full name and complete mailing address (no P.O. boxes).

Although shipping is free, contributions are always acceptable, especially for larger orders. If you do not have access to the Internet, call toll-free 1-888-875-Laws for a regular U.S. Postal Service mailing address to send your request.

Calling all artists

Members of the bench and bar who draw, sculpt, work in ceramics or photography are invited to participate in the 57th Annual Meeting Bench and Bar Art Exhibit. The artwork will be showcased at the State Bar Annual Meeting in September in San Diego.

Awards will be given in the following categories: oils and acrylics, portraits and figures, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and photography.

Art show rules and entry blanks can be downloaded at calbar.ca.gov/archive/calbar/annualmeeting or obtained by calling 415-538-2210. All entries must be submitted by Aug. 1.

Hong Kong CLE program

The Litigation and Real Property Law sections are planning a continuing legal education program in Hong Kong Nov. 1-6.

Participants can earn 21 hours of MCLE credit and will have numerous networking opportunities for forming relationships on the Pacific Rim.

If you are interested in receiving information, please call or e-mail Kristina Robledo at kristina.robledo@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2467. Full details can be found at www.aweekinlegalhongkong.com.

Opt out of list sales

Attorneys who wish to remove their names from lists the State Bar provides to qualified outside entities may do so by logging on to Member Login at calbar.ca.gov. After registering with My State Bar Profile, go to “Account Information” and select “Update my mailing preferences (opt out).”

Members also may e-mail their opt out request to memrec@calbar.ca.gov. Include your bar number.

Opening your own firm

“The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office,” which offers tips on everything from creating a business plan to customer service to using technology to best advantage, is now available from the State Bar.

The 602-page guide aims to walk lawyers through the law practice process as well as ask the right questions to determine whether a lawyer is a good prospect for starting a solo practice.

The guide may be ordered at the Sections Bookstore

Sign up for e-briefs

The State Bar offers e-briefs, a short summary of recent news developments or announcements of interest to lawyers. The electronic mailings are provided on a timely basis, usually twice a month. To subscribe, go to “e-briefs” listed under “News” on the home page of the State Bar’s Web site, calbar.ca.gov.

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