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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.

Employment Practices Liability Coverage: What Every California Employer Should Know

Employment Practices Liability Coverage: What Every California Employer Should Know

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.

Carol Langford

Ethics Corner – Cyber Attacks and Ethical Obligations to Clients

How long has it been since you pulled out your legal malpractice insurance policy and checked to see if it covers your computer getting hacked with a Ransomware virus?

Inns of Court: Cleavers v. Kardashians

Inns of Court: Cleavers v. Kardashians

Judge David Goldstein’s pupilage group put on a thrilling display of Family Feud. Cleavers v. Kardashians! On one side, you had the show of the 1950s, Leave It to Beaver. On the other hand, you had the show of the 2010s, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Judge Mockler’s pupilage group put on a rousing, energetic Jeopardy-like contest centered around animal law.

Advocating for Youth and Children in Foster Care

Advocating for Youth and Children in Foster Care

CASA currently serves close to 15 percent of the children and youth in foster care in Contra Costa County. You do not need to be a juvenile law attorney to be a CASA volunteer. In fact, volunteers come from all walks of life.

Inns of Court: Free Speech

Inns of Court: Free Speech

A threatening statement was provided in three different contexts: rap song, YouTube video and Facebook post. How does the law handle this?

Induction of the Hon. David E. Goldstein

Induction of the Hon. David E. Goldstein

Judge Goldstein’s induction ceremony took place on March 4, 2016. Master of Ceremonies, William (Bill) Green, Director of the CCCBA’s Criminal Conflict Program, introduced the speakers.

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, March 2016

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, March 2016

We, as attorneys, should strive to add to, and not detract from, the concept of law as a noble, respectful and dignified institution and process.

How to Avoid Discovery Sanctions

How to Avoid Discovery Sanctions

SELF-STUDY MCLE: How you conduct yourself through the discovery process is crucial and can have tremendous consequences for your client’s case.

Jurors’ Use of Social Media During Trial

Jurors’ Use of Social Media During Trial

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.

The Civil Litigator in the Probate World: Toto, I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The Civil Litigator in the Probate World: Toto, I’ve Got a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

The civil litigator who first steps into probate litigation may have a bit of an awakening…

Cross-examining a Forensic Expert

Cross-examining a Forensic Expert

Thinking in terms of the scientific method may help you confront and challenge an expert witness’s analysis in court litigation.

Bringing a Police Excessive Force Case

Bringing a Police Excessive Force Case

Plaintiff’s attorneys must navigate a veritable minefield before arriving at a favorable settlement or verdict. This article will explore some of the basic preliminary steps in handling such cases.

PAGA Amendments: Limited Right to Avoid Civil Penalties for Wage Statement Defects

PAGA Amendments: Limited Right to Avoid Civil Penalties for Wage Statement Defects

In 2015, the Legislature took steps to slow some of the PAGA litigation. Employers now have a limited ability to avoid litigation by curing two types of alleged violations.

Inns of Court: Legal Demeanor/Interpreters

Inns of Court: Legal Demeanor/Interpreters

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.