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New Career Opportunities for Licensed Professionals in 2021

New Career Opportunities for Licensed Professionals in 2021

In March 2020, the unemployment rate peaked in California. Many businesses closed their doors and sent their employees home. Licensed professionals were some of the individuals most impacted by these shutdowns. Now as a result of the pandemic, California residents are looking for new avenues for their professional careers. Several laws are helping these residents
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SB-384 Makes Revolutionary Changes to California Sex Offender Registration Requirements

  Originally passed in October 2017, Senate Bill 384 (SB-384) aims to change lifelong sex offender registration and opens many doors for their professional careers beginning January 1, 2021.  What is SB-384? Under the current registration system, those charged with committing sex-related crimes are required to register with local law enforcement agencies. Currently, in California,
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AB-2147 Unlocks California Firefighter Licensure for Rehabilitated Inmates

A new reform has been enacted to remove barriers from ex-inmate firefighters in California seeking professional licensure. Governor Newson signed AB-2147 into action in early September to reform California’s inmate firefighter program and open doors for rehabilitated residents.  “Inmates who have stood on the frontlines, battling historic fires should not be denied the right to
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California Cannabis Businesses Are Celebrating With Virtual Parties and Adding New Retail Licenses

California Cannabis is experiencing many changes as it tries to adjust to the current climate. Whether it is creating virtual celebrations and private events, adapting business plans to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, or kickstarting license approvals in new cities, the Cannabis industry is doing its best to thrive. Here is the most recent California Cannabis
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COVID-19 Office Precautions

Our practice is dedicated to serving our clients. In light of the Coronavirus, we are taking extra health precautions. We understand the anxiety and hardships that the current outbreak is causing everyone in our community. We have also heard from many people who want to talk to our lawyers but they need more flexible options for doing so. As
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Costa Mesa Issues a Temporary California Cannabis Tax Reduction

Costa Mesa’s Cannabis tax reform is setting the standard for other California cities. On March 3, 2020, the City Council voted to permanently reduce taxes for local Cannabis manufacturers and distributors 6% for 1% and local testing laboratories to 0%. This vote follows Long Beach’s vote to reduce Cannabis gross receipt tax on all business
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Unlock Legal Welcomes Attorney Melissa DuChene to the Firm

Unlock Legal Welcomes Attorney Melissa DuChene to the Firm

Unlock Legal is proud to announce that attorney Melissa DuChene has joined the firm. Melissa’s criminal defense background is a benefit to both our criminal defense practice and in defending our professional licensees against criminal allegations. “Melissa shines not only as a competent attorney, but she is also a tremendous advocate for the clients she
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MaxLove Project

We work with a variety of organizations and movements here in Orange County.  One that is very near and dear to our hearts is the MaxLove Project.  MaxLove Project was inspired by SuperMax Wilford, and many children like him, who continue to fight and thrive against cancer and life-threatening issues. The MaxLove Project works to
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California Law Ab 2138 Seeks to Remove Barriers for Occupational Licensing for the Roughly 8 Million Californians Living with Criminal Records

California Law Ab 2138

Last September, former Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2138, a law that seeks to remove barriers for occupational licensing for the roughly eight million Californians living with criminal records. Under the new law, a licensing board cannot revoke, deny or suspend a license due to an individual’s past criminal convictions if the
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