March 2019 Issue


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President's Message

 Stefan O'Grady, Valensi Rose, PLC

 Happy 2019!

The CCBA is looking forward to another great year.  On January 31, the CCBA hosted an MCLE on California's new Rules of Professional Conduct at Raines Feldman LLP.  A big thank you goes out to the attorneys and staff at Raines Feldman for hosting such a great event. 

Beginning April, we will restart our "Third Thursday" mixers for 2019.  These popular get-togethers provide the Century City legal community an opportunity to gather at a local restaurant or bar to network, or simply to get to know one another better in a casual environment.   


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Businesses Will Have Numerous New Privacy Obligations Under the CCPA

by Starr Turner Drum, Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.
This past summer, California passed one of the strictest data privacy laws in the world, set to come into effect in stages between January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100 et seq. (the “CCPA”), is designed to give California residents – termed “consumers” – more control over the collection, use, and sharing of their personal information. “Personal information” is defined broadly...


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Could Kavanaugh Have Been Found Guilty of Sexual Assault Under California Law? 

by Fay Arfa, Fay Arfa, A Law Corporation 

Synopsis of the Incident

Near the end of Justice Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process, Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D.,  accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when she was 15 years old.  They were both in high school when Ford,  Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, P.J. Smyth and another boy, attended a gathering at a private home. According to Ford, “Brett and Mark were visibly drunk.”  As Ford walked up the stairs, someone pushed her into a bedroom...