Can a Model Rule Stop Sexual Harassment? — President’s Blog

You Don’t Need a Weatherman to See Which Way the Wind Blows …And you don’t need to be an attorney to grasp the significance of the upswelling of sexual harassment and assault incidents being brought to light this year. The #MeToo hashtag flooded Twitter and Facebook. Rep. Jackie Spier testified about harassment in the House Read more about Can a Model Rule Stop Sexual Harassment? — President’s Blog[…]

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Debrief: How To Read Financial Statements

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association and the California State Bar Business Law Section’s Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies committee welcomed Debbie McCall, Audit Partner at Seiler LLP, to present on the subject of financial reporting and how to evaluate data and numbers.  In order to set the context, Ms. McCall reviewed the roles of Read more about Debrief: How To Read Financial Statements[…]

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Self-Driving Cars: A Disruption to Land Use

by Andrea Nocito Andrea is a 2017 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While awaiting bar results, she is available for temporary, contract and project-based work and looks forward to helping innovators bring technologies to market as a transactional lawyer.  Autonomous vehicles (commonly known as self-driving cars) are disrupting what it means to get Read more about Self-Driving Cars: A Disruption to Land Use[…]

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President’s Blog – September 6, 2017

PAABA is increasingly receiving requests from our members about how to put our legal training and expertise to use to protect vulnerable communities and victims of natural disasters.  Pro bono work is a core element of PAABA’s community service commitment, and it has been heartening to see so much interest in service from our members.  Read more about President’s Blog – September 6, 2017[…]

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Lawyers and Stress: President’s Blog

How are you doing these days, PAABA? Summer is coming to an end, vacations are over, and school has started again. Time to put away the shorts and sandals and dive back into our mergers, our licensing agreements, our settlement negotiations, and our discovery battles. For some of us, this is energizing; for others, the Read more about Lawyers and Stress: President’s Blog[…]

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Debrief: Tax Issues for Employment Lawyers

On June 20, 2017, PAABA’s Employment Law Section and Tax Section presented “Tax Issues in Employment Law” at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  Speaker Mindy Mayo is a Director and Human Capital Taxation practice leader at the San Jose location of Ryan, a national corporate tax services provider.  Ms. Mayo’s expertise is in payroll auditing, Read more about Debrief: Tax Issues for Employment Lawyers[…]

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Event Debrief: Trademark Litigation 101: Fighting Disputes over A Company’s Brand Name

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati hosted “Trademark Litigation 101: Fighting Disputes over A Company’s Brand Name” on February 23, 2017 featuring Mark Punzalan, Esq., of Punzalan Law, P.C. Mr. Punzalan reviewed the basics of Trademark Law then discussed the types of disputes which arise and related litigation issues. The presentation analyzed the foundational issue of Read more about Event Debrief: Trademark Litigation 101: Fighting Disputes over A Company’s Brand Name[…]

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Event Debrief: Copyright Traps: How to Identify and Stay Clear

On February 16, 2017, PAABA’s Patent Law section and Singularity LLP hosted “Copyright Traps: How to Identify and Stay Clear,” featuring Frank L. Bernstein, Singularity LLP founding partner.  Mr. Bernstein provided an overview of copyright law, specifically identifying issues relating to the use of copyrightable content from the Internet or from hiring independent contractors who Read more about Event Debrief: Copyright Traps: How to Identify and Stay Clear[…]

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Event Debrief: Intellectual Property and Employment Law

On January 12, 2017, Royse Law Firm hosted “Intellectual Property and Employment Law” featuring attorneys Gretchen Birkheimer (Pierce & Shearer) and Steve Colby (Royse Law). The panel was moderated by Soyeun Choi. The speakers discussed important aspects of practice issues at the intersection of IP and Employment Law. Participating attorneys also shared practical tips on Read more about Event Debrief: Intellectual Property and Employment Law[…]

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Event Debrief: The Neuroscience of Daily Stress

On February 3, Dr. Joe Neary returned to PAABA to present on the topic of combating daily stress.  The presentation was hosted by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  Attendees learned about the neural pathways underlying stress responses, how to “rewire” those pathways through meditation and mindfulness, and discussed the benefits that come from the practice of Read more about Event Debrief: The Neuroscience of Daily Stress[…]

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