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Ethics/Professional Responsibility,
Data Privacy

May 14, 2024

Can you keep a secret? Pursuing professionalism and privacy

The California State Bar is considering adding privacy law as a new area of legal specialization, which would require lawyers to demonstrate a broad-based and comprehensive experience in the area of specialty, complete 36 hours of LSCLE every three years, and recertify every five years.

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Most new lawyers are thrilled to raise their right hand to be sworn into the ranks of the State Bar, relieved they finally cleared all the hurdles to join a noble, respected, and exciting profession. Fueled by the desire to fight for justice they venture into practice, briefcase in one hand, laptop in the other, ready to change the world. Many new lawyers sample a variety of different types of cases as they settle into their sweet spot, where passion meets proficienc...

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