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Smart gadgets are the way of the future, but must be approached with caution. We must be mindful of the information we are putting out and how the information is stored and used.
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There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.
The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.
Stephen Steinberg, an associate with Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren, takes over the leadership as CCCBA’s Board President for 2014.
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Courses are taught using asynchronous electronic education, which means that the students access the course lectures on the Web through a link provided by the school. There are different applications that can be used to support different models of online learning. The asynchronous method utilizes tools such as threaded discussion boards, email, small group discussions and chat rooms, which allow users to participate at their convenience. This means that class attendance at a set time is not required. Instead, students can learn anytime and anywhere they have access to a computer and the Internet. Attendance is monitored by the students’ participation on the threaded discussion board.
More demanding clients, new technologies and globalization are taking an irreversible toll on the traditional law firm business model. Consequently, newer business models are cropping up, a development which offers more opportunities but also more risks for lawyers willing to conduct business differently. This article explores some of the trends in the profession and how they have affected our strategies for our law practice.
The current under-funding of our courts can produce substantial disadvantages for parties wishing to assert their legal rights against those that violate them- and it looks like it is only going to get worse, with increasing delays in obtaining court dates, more issues that are resolved on the pleadings, and increased reliance upon Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) methods, such as mediation and arbitration. Even though ADR methods have helped parties resolve disputes without long and costly litigation, costs associated with conventional ADR approaches can still inhibit parties from asserting their rights.
What do the following names have in common?
Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Evel Kneivel, Larry Sonsini, Christopher Dolan, John Wayne, Gloria Steinem, George Lucas, Clarence Darrow, Jackie Robinson, and Martha Stewart.
When these names are mentioned we …
“Conservative” Politicians and Media Pundits deign to hate consumer lawsuits – but they shouldn’t. Torts are grounded in the founding American ideals of independence, accountability and small government.
I am an American intellectual property attorney who has both traditional content and Internet-based clients. I represent both plaintiffs and defendants – about 50% each. I’ve represented movie companies, music producers, musicians, authors, photographers and other content providers, as well a wide variety of web-based companies.
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Facebook lists 800 million active users who visited the site in the last month, according to its “About” page. Rumor has it that Twitter has somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 million registered users or 230 million tweets per day. Think of it. A veritable treasure trove for discovery: Photos of a personal injury plaintiff salsa dancing a week after the car accident. An unavailable witness tweeting that he is in town. A supposedly bankrupt defendant posting details about his newly purchased boat. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Habbo, Orkut, Badoo, Qzone – the list of social media sites are rich with possible impeachment evidence.
As the 21st century progresses, consumers are transitioning to the Internet as a means of accessing goods and businesses. The benefits of marketing your business online are numerous and include: targeting consumers outside your local area, marketing your products in a very accessible manner for potential customers and staying on par with competitors who offer products similar to your own.
In my article “It’s Not Easy Being ‘Green’” from the Fall 2010 issue of the State Bar of California’s New Matter magazine, I discussed the concept of “greenwashing,” i.e., the act …
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) continues to expand as an attractive alternative to litigation. Private litigants increasingly turn to ADR to resolve their disputes. In many cases, parties obtain better results through ADR than through conventional …
When can a lawyer or one acting as a temporary judge get in trouble for what he or she does outside of his or her practice?
What are those people doing on the steps of the Wakefield Taylor courthouse in Martinez?
What most of them are doing is bidding on bank-owned properties that homeowners have had the misfortune to lose through foreclosure …