California Bar Journal
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Mid-Year meeting begins March 31 in San Francisco
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Issues ranging from the future of mandatory continuing legal education to marketing a practice on the Internet to the development of multidisciplinary practices will be under discussion at the State Bar’s mid-year meeting later this month.

Attorney General Bill Lockyer and state Sen. Jackie Speier will deliver luncheon addresses at the meeting, scheduled for March 31 - April 2 in San Francisco.

“New Times, New Rules and New Relationships” is the theme of the conference, sponsored by the State Bar Board of Governors and numerous other organizations.

A commission looking at the future of MCLE will hold a public forum Saturday, April 1, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sessions which offer two hours of MCLE credit include: “First Amendment and Ethical Issues in Marketing your Practice on the Internet,” “Ethical Considerations in Pro Per Assistance,” “Rule 2-400: Prohibited Discriminatory Conduct in a Law Practice,” “Current Legal Issues in Employment Discrimination,” “Representing Victims of Hate Crimes,” “Reciprocity Reform: The Future is Now,” “Immigration Relief Under the Violence Against Women Act” and “Multidisciplinary Practice: Pros and Cons.” “Legal Issues in Community Economic Development” offers one hour of credit.

Information is available from Ann Wassam, 415/538-2240. All sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn Financial District.