About the REAL Symposium

The REAL Symposium is a collaboration of the State Bar Real Property Law Section and Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE). Distinguished speakers will address cutting-edge business and legal issues pertaining to the real estate industry. The REAL Symposium is designed to:

  • provide all types of real estate professionals, as well as academics and government personnel, with critical information and perspectives from leaders in the industry on current and future challenges and trends.
  • provide real estate attorneys with continuing legal education and a greater appreciation for the business context in which legal services are provided; and
  • provide real estate business professionals with current “best practices” and a greater appreciation for the legal issues involved with their properties, projects and work.

The REAL Symposium is also designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions, to engage in meaningful discussions and to network with speakers, other leaders and attendees, both during the Symposium and at the hosted reception that follows. Additionally, attendance of the symposium qualifies for up to 3.75 Hours Participatory MCLE Credit, if applicable.


From its foundation based upon a generous land grant from Leland Stanford to its presence in Northern California real estate to its wide array of alumni at the top of the real estate industry, Stanford University has always been a leader in the world of real estate. SPIRE seeks to build upon the real estate tradition at Stanford and to provide a platform for continued excellence in real estate.

SPIRE’s goals are to provide a forum for professional development of alumni in the broad real estate industry, to afford opportunities to current students for mentorship and professional exposure to the world of real estate, and to engage the University itself in developing a robust multi-disciplinary real estate education and research program.

About the REAL Property Law Section

The Real Property Law Section is the third largest of the CLA sections. Organized in 1979, the Section coordinates educational programs and literature for California’s diverse real estate attorneys, and serves as a forum for communicating information to its members on current developments and trends in real property law.

Membership in the Section not only gives members up-to-date access to this information, but also provides them with an opportunity to network and develop relationships with other lawyers and professionals in the real estate industry, and to play a significant role in the development of policies and legislation affecting California real estate.

The Section is an approved California MCLE provider, and offers educational opportunities for real estate lawyers throughout the year, such as the annual Real Property Retreat and the Section’s participation in the Section Convention. To join the Section, use the online Section Enrollment Form.

Real Property Law Section
California Lawyers Association
180 Howard Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639

The Real Property Section is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.

For more information about the Real Property Law Section, Go here.