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Effective July 1, 2014, a new disclosure requirement has been added to Ethics Standard 7.
So how do you BYOCR? Schedule your court reporter through a court reporting firm ahead of time.
The renaissance of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in California civil law in the last 30 years has generated an extraordinary rippling effect of five unintended consequences.
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The division experienced no structural changes during the past year. The same level of resources should be available for the division in the coming year.
California outnumbers the United States three to one. How did this happen?
No matter what the attorney’s personal goal, in order for her to secure promotion, power, equity, independence, control, leadership or simply job security, women lawyers must secure their own books of business to have a seat at the table.
A rich history of case law elucidates the tension between trendy courtroom couture and traditional norms of attorney attire. The next chapter in the conflict between personal fashion choices and professional decorum has begun.
More than five years ago, the JFK law faculty determined that the traditional doctrinal law curriculum was not sufficient to meet the educational needs of its students. Courses designed to provide training in practical lawyering skills throughout the course of study have been added to the curriculum.
I wish I had learned more concrete practical things in law school. For example, in Civil Procedure, I would have liked to have at least seen an example of a pleading or a discovery request …
Although most California employment attorneys are no doubt familiar with the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA), they may not fully understand what the PAGA is or grasp how it works. This article summarizes what every California employment attorney should know about PAGA, regardless of whether they are actively litigating such claims.
As a result of the loss of Commissioner Sanders, the civil and probate departments have been scrambling to find a way to cope with the added burden of discovery motions. In conjunction with leadership from the Bar Association, Contra Costa Superior Court elected to implement a Discovery Facilitator Program.
Under California law, registered domestic partners are “two adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship.” The California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003 required that registered domestic partners be provided the same rights, protections and benefits as spouses.
Financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult is proscribed by the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, codified in Chapter 11 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (“the Act”). Passed in 1982, the focus of this Act, sometimes referred to as EADACPA, is “to protect a particularly vulnerable portion of the population from gross mistreatment in the form of abuse and custodial neglect.” Historically, elder or dependent adult abuse was rarely litigated “due to problems of proof, court delays, and the lack of incentives to prosecute these suits.”
There are two recently decided cases that affect Contra Costa practitioners no matter what area of law they practice in, addressing the question of whether a party waives the attorney–client privilege forever by voluntarily disclosing privileged documents to the federal government.
Thank you to all of our speakers, presenters, panelists, sponsors, volunteers and attendees who made the 2012 MCLE Spectacular extra spectacular! Below are some pictures and video of our plenary speakers: Professor Rory K. Little, Richard North Patterson, and Carmela Castellano-Garcia.
There are some significant changes this year in our Juvenile Division. The budget issues that are plaguing California are certainly being felt in our courts. For 2013 the juvenile courts will consolidate and all move to the Martinez courthouse with of course the exception that the juvenile hall court will remain at juvenile hall for detained youth.
People on the move: The Law Offices of Cindy Frazier Bilsborough announced that Caroline D. Ham, Esq., has joined the firm as an associate attorney.
Audra Ibarra has accepted an invitation to join California Appellate Law Group (CALG) as “Of Counsel”.
What do civil litigators tell their clients about the significant cuts by the Governor’s “spending plan”? What can they really say other than “this is no spending plan at all.” Are we back to the 1980′s with the only civil cases getting to trial being those butting up to the 5-year statute (and looking for ways around that), or having a statutory preference? Maybe it is not that bad yet, but who knows when it will turn around.This article will attempt to address alternatives for managing and trying cases while still preserving the right to appeal, with some practice points on these alternatives