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Register Now for Sixth Annual Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium on April 4th

The Sixth Annual Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium
Friday, April 4, 2014
University of California, Irvine Law School
Education Building 111, 401 East Peltason
Irvine, CA

Presented by the Real Property Law Section Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Subsection in partnership with the University of California, Irvine School of Law

Earn 5.25 Hours MCLE Credit

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program.   For the full program see Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium.

The Sixth Annual Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium will take place at the University of California, Irvine School of Law on April 4, 2014. Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, the law school's dean, will give the keynote address, reviewing the United States Supreme Court's notable civil rights cases from the past term. The symposium, which will be approved for MCLE credit, will cover emerging topics in the area of fair housing and public accommodations law, including LGBT access to fair housing; unequal access to credit in the wake of the foreclosure crisis; and racial profiling as a public accommodations issue.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law (Irvine, CA)
  • Prominent Washington D.C. civil rights attorney John P. Relman (Washington, D.C.)
  • Maeve Elise Brown, Executive Director of Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (Oakland, CA)
  • Phyllis Cheng, Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (Elk Grove, CA)
  • Maya Rupert, Policy Director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (Washington, D.C.)
  • Dan Torres, LGBT Program Director at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (Oakland, CA)
  • Chloe Coe, Equal Opportunity Specialist at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (San Francisco, CA)
  • Maria Palomares, Housing and Consumer Rights Staff Attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

Real Property Section 33rd Annual Real Property Retreat

New Conference Format and Setting in Yosemite!

33rd Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat
May 1-4, 2014
Tenaya Lodge
(Gateway to Yosemite)

Network and share ideas with Real Estate Professionals from around the State.

April 8: Hotel Reservation Deadline

April 24: Early Program Registration Deadline

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program.

Three-Day Registration Fee Includes:

  • Thursday Welcome Reception
  • Friday Leadership Party
  • Breakfast (Fri, Sat & Sun)
  • Friday Lunch

Earn up to 11 Hours of MCLE Credit Including Legal Ethics

Announcing the Second Annual RPLS Real Property Person of the Year Award and Morning Star Award.

For more information, see Real Property Retreat.

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Save the Date! CEB Real Property Institute: Green Building, Leasing, and Sustainability

San Francisco - May 16th

Los Angeles - May 23rd

Join us as we examine the life-cycle of a green building project. Our panel of experts will take a hypothetical zero net energy mixed-use project from the planning stages through financing, development, design, construction, commissioning, reporting, leasing, retrofit and renovation. We will focus on the legal issues, legal requirements, and voluntary standards applicable to the development of green building projects.

Click here for full article.

Recent Changes in Common Interest Development Law (On Demand -- 1.5 hours MCLE)

The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act was reorganized and modified, effective January 2014. This presentation covers changes in the Act, updating governing documents, recent decisions affecting CID operations, public report processing issues with the Bureau of Real Estate and other CID and BRE issues resulting from the reviving real estate market. http://ceb.com/progURL.asp?prodno=re59224

Recent Legal Developments

Current Real Property Case Tweets From CEB

Following are California real property law case tweets and links for February 14, 20, 2014--March 7, 2014, provided courtesy of CEB. See California, U. S. Supreme Court, and 9th Circuit daily case tweets on Twitter.com at CEB_CA. Click here for full article.

Selected Developments in Real Property Law -- California Real Estate Finance Practice

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 February 2014 update to California Real Estate Finance Practice (Cal CEB). References are to the book's section numbers. See CEB's RPLS landing page for special discounts for section members. Click here for full article.

5 New Laws Residential Property Managers Need to Know for 2014

This article contains a quick summary about 5 new developments affecting real estate licensees who manage or rent properties for others and applicable code section references. The topics include smoke alarms, rights of tenants who are victims of human trafficking, credit reports, reporting of immigration status and licensee record tampering rules. Click here for full article.

Section News

6 Hours of Self-Study CLE in the Specialty Areas -- Complimentary for Members of the Real Property Law Section!

As a 2014 benefit of Section membership, we are pleased to offer six hours of MCLE credit, offering credit in all of the MCLE subfields.

The Section thanks you for your membership!If you were purchasing these courses individually in our Online Catalog, they would cost $210 -- so that's your Section membership more than paid for, and then some!

Just watch these programs, and keep a record of having done so in the event you're audited for MCLE compliance.

You can access these programs and the accompanying written materials any time this year in the Members Only Area.

Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Navigating Diversity
Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Emotional Distress
  • Coping with the Unique Challenges of Legal Practice
Legal Ethics
  • Avoiding the State Bar Disciplinary System
  • Client Trust Accounting Fundamentals
  • Ethical Implications for Lawyers in Cyberspace and Social Media
  • Ethics and Civility: Want an Extension? Forget about It!

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!

Some people are simply allergic to closure in a deal

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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