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Annual Awards Program on November 4

The SCCBA will honor our Annual Award Recipients, Barbara Choi (Rollie Hall Award) and Diana August (Access to Justice Award) on November 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on our Calendar page. All attendees must follow the SCCBA InPerson COVID Requirements.  
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Succession Planning Info and Resources

We are pleased to welcome attorney Natalie Vance of Klinedinst PC for an MCLE program on Succession Planning this month. This is an important area that is often overlooked, but it can be critical if an attorney becomes ill or incapacitated or dies. Below are some suggested resources from three bar associations that can help attorneys create a disaster recovery plan and put their affairs in order in the event of an emergency, planned...
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Looking for Our Next Executive Director

The Santa Cruz County Bar Association & Lawyer Referral Service (SCCBA) is seeking a dynamic part-time executive director to oversee strategy, sustainability, and operations for the organization. At its heart, the SCCBA is a non-profit membership organization focused on providing services for its members, as well as aiding the public at-large through the Lawyer Referral Service. The executive director position reports to a volunteer board of attorneys and supervises part-time staff who are currently...
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LRS Fees Waived for SCCBA Members Starting July 1, 2021

The Santa Cruz County Bar Association Board of Directors voted at their April meeting to waive the panel and membership fees for one year for any SCCBA member qualified to join an LRS panel. The new one-year term for Lawyer Referral Service begins on July 1, 2021. All existing LRS members who belong to the SCCBA will have their fees waived for the upcoming term. For more information, contact Lolly Belanger at 831-423-5031 or...
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Election of 2021 SCCBA Directors and Officers

Due to pandemic-related restrictions prohibiting an in-person Annual Meeting, we will hold an online vote of Officers and Directors on March 25, 2021, immediately following the State of the Courts Update. The State of the Courts program begins at noon, and we anticipate that the vote will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m. We encourage all of our Regular members to participate. In accordance with our Bylaws, Regular members of the Santa Cruz County Bar...
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21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge©

The ABA Section of Public Contract Law is sharing some resources and an opportunity for members to participate in a 21-Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge© (the “21- Day Challenge©”). The 21-Day Challenge was conceived of several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression. Two other ABA groups have undertaken similar 21-Day Challenges — the Labor & Employment Law Section & the...
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Resolve to Update Your Technology Know-How in 2021

Among many changes brought about by the pandemic was the transition to doing more and more of our work using new forms of technology. Many of these adaptations may be here to stay, and many more programs, apps, and platforms will join some of the now familiar favorites. One of the easiest ways for legal professionals to stay on top of technology trends is through Law Technology Today, the ABA Legal Technology’s Resource Center’s...
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