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Need MCLE? Check out the Public Law Section’s Catalog of Courses

A growing catalog of courses from the Public Law Section is available for purchase online. The programs offer participatory CLE credits. To view current offerings, see the Public Law Online Catalog.

Public Law JournalCheck out the Fall Public Law Journal

The Fall Public Law Journal is available online in the Members Only Area. Section members should have received the Journal via email. If not, you can click here.  Check out the following articles:

  • “‘Grandfathering’ of Emergency Medical Services under ‘Section 201’ of the Emergency Medical Services Act” by Derek Cole
  • “Community Choice Aggregation – An Alternative Way to Providing Electricity Service by Local Government” by Greg Stepanicich
  • “Leggo My Home Rule: Charter Cities and State Municipal Interference” by Catherine Ferguson
  • “To Ban or Not to Ban: How California Cities and Counties Can Effectively Regulate Oil and Gas Fracking Activity without the Risk of a Total Ban” by Dr. Robert H. Freilich & Neil M. Popowitz

Webinar: Sign Regulation: The Supreme Court's Decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance in order to participate.

Case law drawing the line between content-based and content-neutral government sign regulations has been complicated by decades of inconsistent and irreconcilable court decisions across the country. The United States Supreme Court has attempted to draw a brighter line with its June 18, 2015 decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 576 U. S. ____, which struck down a city's sign ordinance that applied differing regulations to different categories of non-commercial signs — categories formulated based on a sign's subject matter. Learn about the Court's decision, its implications, and practical tools for reviewing and revising local sign ordinances in order to avoid what many believe will be the inevitable invalidation of one local ordinance after another.

Speaker: Michelle Molko, Rutan & Tucker LLP

Moderator: Ryan Baron

Registration is now closed and there will be limited on-sites available. Click here for more details.

Public Law Section and California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Mentoring Program is Recruiting

The Public Law Section and CYLA have implemented a new Mentoring Program.  If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor to a young lawyer, please contact Public Law Section Executive Committee Chair Scott Dickey at sdickey@publiclawgroup.com or Section Administrator Kristina Robledo at kristina.robledo@calbar.ca.gov.

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Online CLE & Podcasts Available for Public Law Section Programs

A growing catalog of courses from the Public Law Section is available for purchase online. The programs offer participatory CLE credits. To view current offerings, see the Public Law Online Catalog.

CEB Offers Discounts for Young Lawyers

CEB Discount Program for Section MembersGetting started in your career is exciting and challenging. CEB can help! You are eligible for all these offers if you were admitted to the State Bar of California within the last five years: (1) OnLAW® online library FREE for one year; (2) Discounts on practice books and forms; (3) Discounts on CLE programs and passports; and, (4) How-to-Guides FREE. To take advantage of these exciting offers, go to: http://ceb.com/promotions/younglawyers.asp

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