California Bar Journal
CBJ - August 2008 #03.
Monterey beckons lawyers to the 81st Annual Meeting
California Bar JournalJune 2008Monterey beckons lawyers to the 81st Annual MeetingAt the State Bar's Annual Meeting in Monterey next month, California attorneys will find dozens of MCLE programs on topics ranging from legal practice in China to computer forensics to being an ethical rainmaker. For the first time, courses will be organized among four educational tracks: technology, solo practice, substantive law and practice skills. Specialized programs for the young lawyer will be offered as well as those designed for an advanced audience. And in another first, the bar has taken a series of steps, such as using environmentally friendly paper, to "green" the meeting, and is asking attendees to do their part as well.
The 81st Annual Meeting, from Sept. 25-28, will take place in a spectacular coastal setting that is home to a world-renowned aquarium and many other visitor attractions.
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It will feature former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, marine scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle and former U.S. Solicitor General and current law professor Drew S. Days III as speakers. Chief Justice Ronald George will keynote the California Women Lawyers' 34th annual dinner and also will present his State of the Judiciary address.
Holly Fujie will be sworn in as the bar's third woman president and five new members of the board of governors will take office. The Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations will hold its 74th yearly meeting, artists can exhibit their paintings, photographs and sculpture, and attendees can work off the calories consumed at various events in a 5-K fun run/power walk.
The president's reception will be held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium ($65 per ticket) and "A Night With Judy Garland" is the theme of the annual dinner and cabaret ($75 each).
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