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Santa Cruz County Bar Association partners with CalBar for attorney resources

By Hellen Hong, Esq. What is CalBar Connect? CalBar Connect is your free platform for key discounts for  State Bar of California-sponsored insurance products and products to support your law practice.  As a licensed California attorney, you get exclusive benefits, competitive pricing, and valuable discounts tailored for...
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Bench Bar Meeting: August 16, 2023

Rick Gazipura, SCCBA Director at Large and Bench Bar Liaison, submits his report from the Bench Bar meeting. 8/16/2023 Bench Bar Meeting Notes: Courtroom Upgrades All of the courtrooms in Santa Cruz are being upgraded. Dept 10 is already done and now the other courtrooms are being upgraded,...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Dana Scruggs

02/28/2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. "Calculating Damages in Plaintiff's Personal Injury" presented by Dana Scruggs at El Palomar Restaurant, 1336 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. This will be our first in-person MCLE luncheon in approximately three years! Dana Scruggs is recognized by associates and opposing attorneys, as...
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President’s Message: Mark Johannessen, December 2022

By Mark Johannessen These last few years have been challenging for the bar association. I started my Presidency entering the second year of the pandemic. Under the leadership of past President Eric Nelson, we made the necessary organizational cuts to allow the association to survive financially,...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Leah Wilson

Ms. Wilson was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the State Bar of California in 2017 and reappointed in 2021. In that capacity, she manages a $206 million budget and 550 staff who are responsible for the regulation, licensing, and discipline of California...
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MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Yvonne Ascher

Yvonne A. Ascher is a sole practitioner in Monterey, CA. practicing in the area of estate planning and administration for over 30 years (no fighting). Yvonne has an LLM in Taxation from Golden Gate University; and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and...
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