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Volume 40, Number 1 - Posted in the Members Only Area
MCLE Self-Study Article
Cash Crop: Local Government Taxation of Marijuana Businesses
By Ashley E. Ratliff and Scott C. Smith
This article is available in our online catalog for self-study MCLE credit.
Message from the Chair
By John Appelbum
Profiles in Public Law: An Interview with Jan Goldsmith
By Carmen Cave
Litigation & Case Law Update
By Christopher Whitman and Donna Mooney
The Public Law Section Hosts Two Dynamic Conferences
We're very grateful for your membership in the Section.
As a token of that, we're offering self-study MCLE credit in the areas of Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and in Society. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.
Simply watch the programs 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.
2017 Public Law Section Student Writing Competition
We are seeking submissions from law students for the Public Law Section Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017. The winner will be presented with the award at the Public Lawyer of the Year Reception in the fall.
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The Public Law Section thanks the sponsors of our law student and new lawyer Careers in Public Law panels and receptions.
Sylvia Torres-Guillén, Special Counsel to the Office of the Governor, has been named the 2016 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar’s Public Law Section.
Torres-Guillén was honored at a reception in September during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. The Public Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes Torres-Guillén as an exceptional attorney who has dedicated a significant portion of her career to public service.
“Sylvia Torres-Guillén is an exemplary public lawyer and wholly deserving of this award,” said Elizabeth G. Pianca, chair of the Public Law Section. “Throughout her career, Ms. Torres-Guillén has served the public, both as a lawyer and educator, mentoring young lawyers for careers in public service. From her early days of coaching criminal defense attorneys in trial techniques to her dedication to the protection of farm worker rights, Ms. Torres-Guillén embodies the mission of the Public Law section of the State Bar. The Executive Committee is proud to honor her with the 2016 Public Lawyer of the Year Award.”
For a full biography of Torres-Guillén, see the press release about the award. For past recipients, see Public Lawyer of the Year.
The Public Law Section and CYLA have implemented a new Mentoring Program. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor to a young lawyer, please contact Public Law Section Executive Committee Chair Scott Dickey at email@example.com or Section Administrator Kristina Robledo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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