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Upcoming Educational Programs and Events

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) — Frequently Disputed Clauses

Presented by the Real Property Law Section and Co-sponsored by the San Diego Central Library

Thursday, May 26, 2016,  12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
San Diego Central Library Main Auditorium, First Floor
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Earn 1.5 hours of MCLE credit.


Webinar -- Participate by Computer: REGISTER ONLINE FOR WEBINAR


  • Martha J. Mosier, Esq., General Counsel, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, California Properties, San Diego, CA
  • Jane A. Rheinheimer, Esq., Rheinheimer & Smigiliani, APC, San Diego, CA
  • Neil D. Kalin, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, California Association of Realtors, Los Angeles, CA

Get more info here!

Recent Legal Developments

DFEH Reaches an Agreement with a Housing Provider to Settle Claims Alleging Housing Discrimination Against Families with Children

Yesenia Soto and her three (3) children lived in Salinas at an apartment complex owned by the responding party for approximately three years. The housing provider had a written policy which stated that there was not enough space at the complex for children to play and children were prohibited from playing along the stairs or in the parking lot. Read more.

2nd Appellate District Settles Divide in Los Angeles Superior Court: But did it go too far?

In July 2013, the Appellate Division for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in a unanimous decision held in the case of NIVO 1 LLC v Antunez that a landlord may not evict a tenant for the tenant’s failure to maintain renter’s insurance. In that case, the landlord attempted to modify the lease unilaterally by inserting a forfeiture clause making any violation of the lease grounds for eviction. Read more.

Current Real Property Tweets From CEB

The following are California real property law tweets and links for January 26-February 24, 2016, provided  courtesy of CEB. See California, U. S. Supreme Court, and 9th Circuit daily case tweets on at CEB_CA: Read more.

Selected Developments in Real Property Law—Retail Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease

Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California real property law that are covered by CEB’s publications.   This month’s feature is from the January 2016 update to Forming California Common Interest Developments, (Cal CEB).  References are to the book’s section numbers.  See CEB’s RPLS landing page for special discounts for section members ... Read more.

Section News

The 2017 California Real Property Journal Law Student Writing Competition Is Accepting Papers!

Full details about the 2017 California Real Property Journal Law Student Writing Competition are now posted online. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2017. The prize includes a complimentary one-year subscription to the CEB Real Property OnLAW Library, a $500 cash stipend, and having the winning article published in the Journal.

Congratulations to Joseph Lewis of the University of San Francisco School of Law! He's the winner of the the 2016 California Real Property Journal Law Student Writing Competition! Mr. Lewis' article, Can a Rent-Controlled Lease Be Exempted from a Bankruptcy Estate?, will appear in a future edition of the California Real Property Journal.

See Writing Competition for more information.

The California Real Property Journal Is Looking for Article Editors

Interested in getting more involved with the California Real Property Journal but don't have time to write an article? The Editorial Board is looking for interested candidates for the position of Article Editor (AE). The AE is assigned one article (preferably on a topic relevant to the AE's practice) and works directly with the article author to edit his/her article at both the macro and micro level. AE's do not need to check the accuracy of cites or to correct endnote formatting. Some prior editing and/or writing experience is helpful. For additional information, or if you are interested in applying, please contact the Journal Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Kilgore at with a statement of interest, your qualifications, and a short summary of your practice.

Our Own E-Bulletin Cartoonist, Scott Miller!

We are delighted to publish legal cartoons from one of our own -- Scott Miller. Scott is Of Counsel to Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Stikker LLP in San Francisco. His practice focuses on commercial real estate and environmental law. Check out to order Scott's book on real estate cartoons, entitled A New Lease on Life. If you have any suggested topics for Scott, please feel free to contact him at, and who knows? You might get your idea immortalized in the next E-Bulletin!

© 2016 Scott H. Miller

Thank You for Being a Section Member - Here's 6 Hours MCLE in Legal Ethics!

We're very grateful for your membership in the Section. As a token of that, we're offering six hours of self-study MCLE credit in the area of Legal Ethics. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.

Simply watch the programs and read the accompanying materials, and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.

The Real Property Law Section Is Now on Facebook and Twitter

We're pleased to announce that the Real Property Law Section has its own social media presence now. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We're looking forward to interacting with a wider community and reaching out to people who are not currently members.

Save Money with CEB

CEB Discount Program for Section MembersContinuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Real Property Law Section, you're eligible for:

  • 10% off selected CEB print or online books
  • A rebate on your section dues that can be applied to the cost of a CEB Gold CLE Passport or a CLE program ticket

A complete list of the products eligible for a discount is available on a CEB web page accessible through our Members Only Area. Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.

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Real Property Law Section
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San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
FAX 415-538-2368

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