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Effective Use of Paralegals in Civil Litigation

Effective Use of Paralegals in Civil Litigation

As clients push for more services for less money, attorneys and firm management are faced with keeping a careful eye on the bottom line while still providing high-quality legal services. One of the most efficient ways to keep clients happy in this regard is to put paralegals to work. The days of paralegals performing the […]

Empowering Civil Litigants:  CCCBA's Pro Per Civil Litigation Clinic

Empowering Civil Litigants: CCCBA’s Pro Per Civil Litigation Clinic

In the clinic, we try to help litigants understand things like the function of the pleadings, the reasons for and use of discovery procedures, preparing a case for trial, and much more. The clinics are held once a month at CCCBA’s main office.

Money & Litigation

Money & Litigation

The ability to fund litigation is one way money affects litigation.  As the costs of litigation increase, clients have looked to new ways to fund or offset those costs. 

California’s Wage Equality Law:  Will a Rise in Social Awareness  and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s 2016 Fair Pay Act which strengthens California’s pay equality statute, is suggested to possibly be “the nation’s most aggressive attempt” to close the salary gap between men and women.

Recent Developments in Paga Litigation

Recent Developments in Paga Litigation

SB 836, effective June 27, 2016, made important changes in PAGA requirements. Except as otherwise noted, the requirements apply prospectively to all PAGA cases pending as of June 2016 and to all PAGA claims initiated thereafter.

March 2016 - Litigation Edition

March 2016 – Litigation Edition

Highlights of the March Contra Costa Lawyer Litigation edition include articles on discovery sanctions, forensic expert cross-examination, police excessive force cases and more.

October 2014 - Litigation/Bankruptcy

October 2014 – Litigation/Bankruptcy

Highlights of the October 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on bankruptcy, the Sham Guaranty Defense, Right to Repair Act, equity stripping and more.

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

The answer definitely is not to continue with the litigation as though nothing has changed.

Alternative Litigation Funders

Alternative Litigation Funders

Litigation funders also argue that they are like insurance companies, but insurance companies are highly regulated, and funders are not regulated at all. Moreover, insurance companies don’t charge 40 percent a year.

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.

Reflections on Mediation

Reflections on Mediation

Seldom, if ever, during my years on the bench, did I observe the congratulatory gestures, the high fives, handshakes and occasional hugs that follow a mediated settlement.   A successful mediation is in this sense, perfect justice.

Reflections on the Contra Costa Lawyer

Reflections on the Contra Costa Lawyer

I was asked to join the board to write about technology and the practice of law. When I joined, other than the cover, our magazine consisted of 12 black and white print editions.

Civil Jury Verdict Musings

Civil Jury Verdict Musings

Please send reports about trials, both in-county and out-of-county, both federal and state and even interesting settlements and arbitrations. The invitation still holds.

Thank You

Thank You

This is my last President’s Message to you.[1] I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our 1,537 attorney members for your amazing work this year. I believe the true measure of success of any organization is how much its members give back, and by that measure this year has been a resounding […]

Bar Soap

Bar Soap

There are so many things to talk about in our local legal community, I am developing a case of mental paralysis. Things come up and I make a mental note to mention it in a Bar Soap. Then when it comes time to actually put pen to paper I freeze up. (Well okay, fingers to […]