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Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

As advisors to business clients and in many instances employers themselves, attorneys face the daunting task of keeping current with numerous employment laws and regulations. The last session of the California legislature added to the mix. What follows is a summary of some newly enacted employment legislation that may affect attorneys and their clients.

Partners in Love and Law - Top Ten Tips for “Couples in Business and Bed Together”

Partners in Love and Law – Top Ten Tips for “Couples in Business and Bed Together”

From courtroom to bedroom, couples in the legal profession are making it work together.

Law school not only helped produce great lawyers; in some cases, love partners. Other legal practitioners found themselves in Love and Law later in their careers. Some have decided to hang a single shingle and combine their law practice.

Grow Your Business - with our Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Grow Your Business – with our Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Client Referrals, Quality Screening, Marketing and more! LRIS makes good business sense…

Certifying Your Law Office as a Green Business

Certifying Your Law Office as a Green Business

THE BAY AREA GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM offers a path towards environmentally friendly operations for your business—and then rewards you for it!  More specifically, the Program has laid out specific standards in …

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Grow Your Business – with our Lawyer Referrral & Information Service (LRIS)

Client Referrals, Quality Screening, Marketing and more…LRIS Membership Makes Good Business Sense!

Our Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) staff handles over 12,000 calls and online requests each year from members of the public who contact …

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

JFKU College of Law implemented a specialized curriculum focused on children and families. To train the most effective practitioners, we combined the expanded substantive law covered with a substantial practice skill component.

Grow Your Business with LRIS

Grow Your Business with LRIS

We do the marketing for you: We get over 12,000 calls each year from people who are looking for legal representation.

2013 Sustaining Law Firms

2013 Sustaining Law Firms

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The Latest on California Disability Access Laws: A Mid-course Correction from the Legislature

The Latest on California Disability Access Laws: A Mid-course Correction from the Legislature

The new law encourages preventive measures by giving special considerations to businesses that take a proactive approach.

Improving Legal Education: Practical Lawyering Skills

Improving Legal Education: Practical Lawyering Skills

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.

 The JD Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Careers for Law School Grads

The JD Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Careers for Law School Grads

Numerous professional careers are enhanced by legal education. The way law students are trained to write, research, analyze, articulate an argument and comprehend massive amounts of information lends itself to careers in marketing, high-level management, science, economic development, data analysis and technical careers. Community associations, social work organizations, human services departments, government social agencies, employment assistance offices, city planning commissions and family services groups can also greatly benefit from employees with legal expertise.

Revolutionizing Law: Guest Editor's Column

Revolutionizing Law: Guest Editor’s Column

Welcome to the brave new world of providing legal services. In case there is any doubt out there, let me assure you, the way legal services are purchased, how they are delivered, who provides them and how they are priced is undergoing a revolution

The Future of Law in Admissions to the California State Bar

The Future of Law in Admissions to the California State Bar

The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California charged the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform with examining whether the State Bar of California should develop a regulatory requirement for a pre-admission practical skills training program and, if so, proposing such a program for submission to the Supreme Court.

Tomorrow's Lawyer

Tomorrow’s Lawyer

The agent of change is the cost of legal advice and representation. The practice of law is going to change. We need to develop practices where clients seek the advice, experience or expertise that they cannot find online.

Ethical Guidelines for Practicing in a Virtual Law Office

Ethical Guidelines for Practicing in a Virtual Law Office

Virtual law practice is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional physical law office. It is clear, however, that lawyers practicing in a virtual law office need to comply with employment laws and the rules of professional conduct.

April 2013 - Employment Law Edition

April 2013 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the April 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about employment law basics, employment tax and more.

March 2013 - Tax Law/Fiscal Cliff Edition

March 2013 – Tax Law/Fiscal Cliff Edition

Highlights of the March 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about the Congressional budget, the American Taxpayer Relief Act and other tax-related issues.

Business Tax Provisions of ATRA 2012

Business Tax Provisions of ATRA 2012

When have budgetary and tax machinations in Washington generated so fertile a phrase, one so conducive to corny metaphor and other colorful figures of speech? I pledge in writing this article to avoid the use of the phrase “fiscal cliff.” Oops, I just did. Well, never again…

Lawyers And Social Media: The Ever-Changing Landscape

Lawyers And Social Media: The Ever-Changing Landscape

Social Media is a rapidly changing landscape, with new developments happening every day. A new social media platform like Pinterest can suddenly appear seemingly out of nowhere, and become of value (and concern!) very quickly. And an existing platform that you already use, like LinkedIn, might make big changes that impact your practice, without any warning or fanfare.

Annual Gala to Support Local High School Law Academies

Annual Gala to Support Local High School Law Academies

On September 27, the CCCBA will once again host its Gala Reception at the Lafayette Park Hotel. This year’s Gala benefits Contra Costa High School Law Academies. Special guests Dr. Ovick, County Superintendent of Schools, and Supervisors John Gioia (Dist 1) and Federal Glover (Dist 5) join the local legal community in supporting these important programs for at-risk high school students.