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Indeed it has been some time since I penned the popular Civil Jury Verdicts column. Same old story: Very …
It had been unclear exactly how much an initiative could change after public comment. After the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Superior Court  the answer is: quite a bit.
Welcome to the Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine’s Election & Politics edition. While looking back at the 2008 Elections edition and President Robin Pearson’s article on our country’s history of close Presidential Elections, I was reminded …
Employment claims are very frequent and chances are that every employer will face them as part of doing business at one or more times during the existence of its business.
It is a virtual certainty that the county’s child protective services agency has determined to commence juvenile dependency court proceedings.
A threatening statement was provided in three different contexts: rap song, YouTube video and Facebook post. How does the law handle this?
You must consider at the outset what material is available online about your client and manage the client’s online presence, to the extent it is ethical to do so.
This Inns group showcased how not to act in front of judges. Whether you are being extremely rude or extremely obsequious, judges do not really need either.
Given the proliferation of smartphones, it was only a matter of time before the Supreme Court would be called upon to address the application of the Fourth Amendment.
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I am struck by how ill-suited the Proposition system is to addressing complex criminal justice issues, and how difficult it is for judges to tease from ambiguous words the practical rules they must apply.
Can counsel successfully vacate an arbitration award after finding negative undisclosed information about the arbitrator in an Internet search?
The perfect mediation is a goal. The self-determination aspects make the process more satisfying than trial.
Bringing your own device (BYOD) has been the single most radical shift for employers since computers invaded the workplace, but it comes with a costly new price tag for California employers.
An employer is not immune from liability for misclassification simply because the worker signed a written contract agreeing to be treated as an independent contractor.
Employment attorneys need to be familiar with the pros and cons of arbitration, its requirements and limitations, as well as the legal theories to invalidate such agreements.
Public access to court records is not an absolute good; it should be favored only to the extent that the privacy interests of litigants are offered appropriate protection.
Any right that the general public may have to access confidential juvenile proceedings and records must take into account the need to protect the privacy rights of the child.
MCLE SELF-STUDY: What should a lawyer do when the client does not want to follow advice or when the client is mentally impaired? These issues are among the most difficult lawyers ever have to face.
In 2015, locating a female attorney is no longer a “Where’s Waldo?” experience. Regardless of gender, the CCCBA and its sections provide members the opportunity to support one another and grow professionally in the practice of law.