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President’s Message: May 2014

President’s Message: May 2014

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.

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.

Meet Your 2014 CCCBA Board President: Stephen Steinberg

Meet Your 2014 CCCBA Board President: Stephen Steinberg

Stephen Steinberg, an associate with Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren, takes over the leadership as CCCBA’s Board President for 2014.

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our 20 sections and find out why you should join…

The Online LLM

The Online LLM

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.

Growing Trends in Today's Legal World

Growing Trends in Today’s Legal World

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.

Avoiding Disputes: Keep the Litigants Out of it

Avoiding Disputes: Keep the Litigants Out of it

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.

How and Why You Should Become Your Market

How and Why You Should Become Your Market

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 …

The Trouble with “Tort Reform”

The Trouble with “Tort Reform”

“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.

Using a Sledgehammer When a Scalpel Is Needed to Protect Copyright Holders

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.

Thank You for Your Support of the Elder Law Center and the Law Center’s Pro Bono Efforts!

The Law Center (“TLC”), and the Elder Law Center (“ELC”), along with its Board of Directors would like to gratefully thank all the Members of the

Meet Your 2012 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2012 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our 21 sections and find out why you should join…

Discovery of Social Media - The Treasure Hunt

Discovery of Social Media – The Treasure Hunt

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.

Legal Issues When Marketing Your Business On The Internet

Legal Issues When Marketing Your Business On The Internet

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.

Countering Greenwashing: FTC Proposes Changes to Green Marketing Guides

Countering Greenwashing: FTC Proposes Changes to Green Marketing Guides

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 …

Meet Your Sections

Meet Your Sections

ADR

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 …

Courthouse Step Dwellers: Violating Sherman’s Trust or Assisting Sallie Mae?

Courthouse Step Dwellers: Violating Sherman’s Trust or Assisting Sallie Mae?

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 …