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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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

After ADR Fails in Family Law… What Happens Next?

Both Collaborative Practice and mediation rely on voluntary, free exchange of information and commitment to resolutions respecting everyone’s shared goals. But if the parties had mutual trust, shared goals and could communicate effectively, they probably would not be getting a divorce.

limited scope court appearances

Help is Coming with Limited Scope Court Appearances

Since the limited scope court rules were first being debated in 2003, I have been advocating for a simplified notice of completion of limited scope representation. To date, I have been unsuccessful in California, but successful in many other states

Legal Incubator Contra Costa County

An Update from the Front-Lines of Contra Costa County’s Legal Incubator Program

The Lawyers for Family Justice legal incubator program at the Family Justice Center houses six incubator attorneys serving moderate and low-income clients in Contra Costa County

LRIS Spotlight: Carl Kadlic

LRIS Spotlight: Carl Kadlic

Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service is a win-win for the Bar Association and for the community. The community benefits in that the LRIS offers a low cost method to find …

MCLE Spectacular November 18 2016

Register Today for the MCLE Spectacular

Register now for up to 8 MCLE credits at this all day event November 18, 2016 in Walnut Creek, California.

Sanders Supporter asks Now What?

A Bernie Sanders Supporter Asks, Now What?

I am one of the millions of change-hungry progressive Democrat voters who were inspired by the Bernie Sanders campaign. Mr. Sanders promised the impossible – large-scale systemic changes like reforming the corrupt federal election process and shifting spending away from the military to fund education for the masses.

Freedom

Freedom

Over the past 25 years, the Democrats have behaved as expected and the Republican Party has been hijacked by people more concerned with restricting the right to an abortion, restricting the rights of the gay community, and telling people where to go to the bathroom.

Unpleasant Surprises?  The Limits of Public Comment on Proposed Ballot Initiatives

Unpleasant Surprises? The Limits of Public Comment on Proposed Ballot Initiatives

It had been unclear exactly how much an initiative could change after public comment. After the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Superior Court [2] the answer is: quite a bit.

Employers:  Get Prepared for Time-Off Requests for Election Day

Employers: Get Prepared for Time-Off Requests for Election Day

Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Employers, including law firms, must comply with applicable laws regarding providing employees time off to vote or to serve as an election official. Here is a summary of …

MCLE Spectacular 2016

MCLE Spectacular 2016

The speakers for CCCBA’s 22nd Annual MCLE Spectacular have been announced. This day-long event will be held Friday November 18 at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel.

Breakfast Kickoff Speaker:
CATHARINE BAKER
California Assemblyperson, 16th Assembly District

Luncheon …

football fan

NFL Police Reports

Although the 49ers experienced an uptick in arrests/charges from 2010 to 2015, San Francisco is not the most criminally troubled NFL franchise since 2000, and neither is Oakland.

Ethics and Better Call Saul

Ethics and Better Call Saul

Saul Goodman’s character in “Breaking Bad” is essentially a five-season treatise of what not to do as a lawyer. Don’t be the legal arm for a multinational methamphetamine cartel. Breaking Bad ethics exam over.

The 20/10/5 Rule: The Key to Managing Your Firm and Your Life

The 20/10/5 Rule: The Key to Managing Your Firm and Your Life

Many small firm and solo attorneys who seek outside marketing assistance are frustrated by their income, stressed out, and/or overworked. There are usually three specific issues that stand in the way of their success.

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?