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Register Now! The State Bar of California is returning to San Diego for its 87th Annual Meeting!

The State Bar of California 87th Annual Meeting, September 11-14, 2014, Grand Hyatt San Diego

The State Bar of California 87th Annual Meeting
September 11-14, 2014
San Diego, California

Annual Meeting PreviewYou can now REGISTER ONLINE September 11th-14th 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt San Diego.

The four-day meeting will showcase an education agenda consisting of 143 MCLE seminars covering a variety of substantive topics, legal technology, access to justice, UPL, attorney advertising, and other key areas of interest.

The Annual Meeting Preview is now online! Be sure to see Special Events for information about luncheons, social events, the California Women Lawyers Annual DinnerAnnual Exhibit Show62st Annual Bench & Bar Art ExhibitConference of California Bar Associations (CCBA), and Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities. See Hotel and Travel for information about the Annual Meeting hotels, airline and rental car discounts.See the schedules for individual days for a chronological list of all programs, with descriptions: Schedule for ThursdaySchedule for FridaySchedule for SaturdaySchedule for Sunday.

The Section is presenting:

Program 41

Wrongful Eviction Revisited

Program 51

Current Legal Issues Affecting the Telecommunications Industry

Program 77

What’s Hot in California Environmental Quality Act

Program 87

Latest Legal Trends in In-Fill Development

Program 108

Pitfalls of the Rogue Fraudulent Real Estate Agent and Errors and Omissions Insurance

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

A Practical Guide to Extraordinary Writs in the Court of Appeal

Presented by the Litigation Subsection of the Real Property Law Section

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch provided at 11:30 a.m.)

This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit.

The State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco

A panel discussion with Art Coon, chairman of the Appellate Practice Group and co-chairman of the Land Use Practice Group at Miller Starr Regalia and Zerne Haning, former justice of the First District Court of Appeal on the mechanics, procedure, and dos and don’ts of seeking extraordinary writ relief in the courts of appeal. Moderated by Matthew Henderson of Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office.

You can now register online for this program.

Antideficiency in the Wake of the Financial Crisis (Livecast webinar! - 1 hour MCLE): Save the Date -  Monday, September 8, Noon - 1 p.m.

In addition to the One Action Rule, California has several antideficiency rules which further protect borrowers, and within the last few years there have been significant amendments to several of those provisions.  Join Chuck Hansen of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP as he explores California’s Antideficiency Rules.

More details and online sign-ups coming soon at CEB's CLE Programs page.

The Basics 2014:  Real Property Law  (12 hours MCLE)

Save the Date - September 18 and 19 - Santa Barbara

Considering a Real Property law practice? Need a general refresher?  Get the fundamental details and inside practical tips you need through The Basics 2014: Real Property. You will learn the essentials of this practice area, all while enjoying the sunny shores of beautiful Santa Barbara. Join us for special social and networking events outside the panel sessions.

More details and online sign-ups coming soon at CEB's CLE Programs page.

Introduction to Tribal Government Gaming in California (Livecast webinar! - 1 hour MCLE)

Tuesday, September 23, Noon - 1 PM

Tribal Government Gaming on Indian lands in California presents a unique intersection of federal, tribal, state, and local laws and regulations governing both land use and business regulations. Join Patricia Prochaska as we explore this rapidly growing area of the law.

For more information or to enroll, please see http://ceb.com/progURL.asp?prodno=BU78946

More details and online sign-ups coming soon at CEB's CLE Programs page.

Recent Legal Developments

Case Alert: Appellate Court Imposes Duty of Care in Processing Loan Modifications

Lenders' potential liability based on the handling of loan modification applications continues to grow, with the First Appellate District's ruling in Alvarez v. BAC Home Loan Servicing. (Alvarez v. BAC Home Loan Servicing (2014) Cal. App. LEXIS 712.) Alvarez holds that a lender owes a duty of care in processing loan modifications, sufficient to support, among other things, a negligence cause of action. Notably, Alvarez signifies a break from the general rule that no duty of care exists to a borrower to "offer, consider, or approve a loan modification" because such actions do not exceed the lender's "conventional role," in support of the growing trend to establish that once a lender accepts an application for a loan modification, it has a duty to complete that application process with reasonable care.

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Current Real Property Case Tweets From CEB

Following are California real property law case tweets and links for May 16-June18, 2014 provided courtesy of CEB. See California, U. S. Supreme Court, and 9th Circuit daily case tweets on Twitter.com at CEB_CA.

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Selected Developments in Real Property Law -- CA Property Insurance: Law and Litigation

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 May 2014 update to CA Property Insurance Practice: Law and Litigation (Cal CEB). References are to the book's section numbers. See CEB's RPLS landing page for special discounts for section members.

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Section News

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 http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2646318 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 miller@ddrs.com, and who knows? You might get your idea immortalized in the next E-Bulletin!


Cartoon of disgruntled man with caption"Trust me, there's always a downside."
Trust me, there's always a downside.

© 2014 Scott H. Miller

The California Real Property Journal Welcomes Your Contributions

The California Real Property Journal is currently soliciting articles. The CRPJ welcomes and encourages the submission of articles and ideas from our Real Property Law Section members. Submissions and questions can be sent to the Editor-in-Chief of the CRPJ, Teresa Klinkner, at tbk@klinknerlaw.com.

RPLS ♥s Social Media: Friendly Reminder to Check Out Two New RPLS Animated Videos on YouTube

We’ve been getting some great feedback on our two YouTube videos. In case you haven’t checked them out yet, here’s the information you need, and let us know what you think!

RPLS, The Movie! Well, sort of. Your Real Property Law Section Executive Committee has been working overtime to explain what we do and how it helps you in your life and in your law practice. Now you can tune in and get the score in a couple of minutes.  Search "Real Property Section" on YouTube, and find the Real Property Section channel. The video titled "Introduction" tells you about what we do and how we do it, and why you want to be a part. "Subsection Leadership" reviews some of the great ways you can get involved in RPLS, from Subsection Chairs and steering committees, to the Real Property Law Journal and the Executive Committee. Tell your friends and colleagues, loved ones and relatives, and your “Friends”, “Connections”, and followers as well; we want these videos to go viral, or at least give you the sniffles.

Set up your Facebook and Twitter Accounts. The State Bar Sections (including the Real Property Law Section and CYLA) are now on Facebook and Twitter!

Like us on Facebook Graphicfollow us on TwitterSocial media, anyone? The State Bar Sections (which include the Real Property Law Section) and the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) now have a page on Facebook and a new Twitter account, where we can keep you up-to-date on our latest news and events.Do not delay! Set up your accounts now.
We're also looking forward to interacting with a wider community and reaching out to people who are not currently members.

We invite you to "Like" us and follow our "Tweets. "

(The CYLA definition of "young" is any California attorney under the age of 36 or in their first five years of practice.)

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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San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
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