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Access to Justice Series: Diversification of the Legal Profession Will Provide Our Community with Greater Access to Justice

By Gina Occhipinti-Borasi, Board Member, Santa Cruz County Bar Association Customarily, attorneys engage in the following methods to allow underrepresented and low-income persons access justice: pro bono work, reduction of legal fees, and participation in the county’s lawyer referral service.   An additional and imperative way to...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Jane Becker

Tax attorney, Jane Becker, will review how to resolve a decedent's outstanding tax issues (unfiled and/or unpaid filings) including the non-reporting of offshore assets with an emphasis on doing so as quickly and expeditiously as possible. Jane will also review pre-death and post-death steps that...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Rizza Gonzales

Rizza Gonzales is a 2006 graduate of the University of Southern California where she graduated with degrees in Political Science, Sociology, and English Literature, she graduated from the University of California, LA, School of Law in 2009 where she received her JD and joined Century...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Craig Needham

Craig Needham is a founding partner with the firm Needham Kepner & Fish LLP. Born in Palo Alto, Craig graduated from Bellarmine College Prep, Santa Clara University, and Hastings College of the Law. After serving in the military, he worked for a plaintiff’s trial law...
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Access to Justice Series: Lauren Corman

By Lauren Corman of The Corman Law Offices To me, access to justice is not some undefined and broad concept.  It is something that continues to be relevant in our community, especially right now.  Last month saw the Supreme Court of the United States overturn Roe...
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