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Now Seeking Nominations for the 2016 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year

The Executive Committee of the Public Law Section of the State Bar of California is pleased to announce that it is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award.  Every year, the Public Law Section presents this award to recognize a public law practitioner who has provided outstanding service to the public and possesses an exemplary reputation in the legal community and the highest of ethical standards.  In 2008, the Public Law Section named the award in honor of now-retired Chief Justice Ronald M. George in recognition of his distinguished career dedicated to serving the public and longtime support of the Section. The Executive Committee is honored to invite members of the Public Law Section, the State Bar and the public at large to submit nominations for the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award for 2016.

The nomination form and supporting materials must be received no later than March 11, 2016. For more information, see Public Lawyer of the Year.

The 2016 Public Law Section Student Writing Competition

Win a $2,000 cash prize, get published in the Public Law Journal,
and win a trip to the 2016 State Bar Annual Meeting!

Deadline May 13, 2016

The California State Bar Public Law Section seeks entries for its annual Student Writing Competition.  The competition is open to students at all California-accredited law schools, and the winner receives a $2,000 cash prize; transportation and hotel expenses for two nights at the State Bar Annual Meeting in San Diego in the fall of 2016 where the winner will be recognized at an awards reception; and publication in the Public Law Journal. See 2016 Public Law Section Student Writing Competition for more information.

MCLE Compliance Is Fast Approaching!  

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 2015 Public Law Journal

The Fall 2015 Public Law Journal, Volume 38, Number 4, is available online in the Members Only Area. Section members should have received the Journal via email.

Look for the following key features:

Nikki HallSteven ShawElizabeth PiancaBarbara ParkerScott C. SmithTilman HeyerEugene ParkJohn Appelbaum

MCLE Self-Study Article: Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies: Common Pitfalls for the Public Employer
By Nikki Hall and Steven P. Shaw

Message from the Chair
By Elizabeth G. Pianca

Barbara Parker Honored as the 2015 Public Lawyer of the Year

Remarks of the 2015 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award Recipient Barbara Parker
By Barbara Parker

UCI Law Student Tilman Heyer Wins Public Law Student Writing Competition
By Scott C. Smith

Santa Brought Measles: California’s 2014 Measles Outbreak and the Constitutionality of Mandates and Religious Exemptions
By Tilman Heyer

Five Members Appointed to the Public Law Section Executive Committee

Litigation & Case Law Update
By Eugene Park

Public Law Section Continues Partnerships with California Law Schools to Initiate Panel Receptions with Public Officials and Practitioners
By John Appelbaum

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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