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This issue, traditionally covering only family law, was expanded to encompass other areas of law that overlap with family law.
This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.
R. Ann Fallon interviews Matt Taddei, a Life Insurance Expert, regarding the controversial recent Appellate Court decision, In re Marriage of Burwell.
Practitioners should keep a watchful eye on the evolution of the case law on the definition of “dependent adult” under the EADACPA and Penal Code.
If you don’t embrace technology, you will probably be left behind. The following websites and email services are helpful in making hardware and/or software decisions…
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.