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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.

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: April 2014

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: April 2014

This issue, traditionally covering only family law, was expanded to encompass other areas of law that overlap with family law.

Forging into Unchartered Territory with the Law on Abuse of Dependent Adults

Forging into Unchartered Territory with the Law on Abuse of Dependent Adults

Practitioners should keep a watchful eye on the evolution of the case law on the definition of “dependent adult” under the EADACPA and Penal Code.

Undue Influence Defined: New Statutory Definition and Recent Case Law

Undue Influence Defined: New Statutory Definition and Recent Case Law

Undue influence is a particularly insidious form of financial elder abuse. It doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with lack of mental capacity; one can be unduly influenced while still retaining capacity.

Inside Guest Editor's Column: March 2014

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: March 2014

We have a very diverse group of tax professionals in Contra Costa County, as evidenced by the articles in this issue, and you need look no further for guidance.

Tax Avoiders Beware: Disclosure of Foreign Assets Held By U.S. Taxpayers Underway

Tax Avoiders Beware: Disclosure of Foreign Assets Held By U.S. Taxpayers Underway

While the 30 percent withholding is a familiar concept with respect to payments to foreign persons, the new withholding regime under FATCA adds several new complexities.

Procedural Considerations for Submitting an OIC: Anderson v. Commissioner

Procedural Considerations for Submitting an OIC: Anderson v. Commissioner

Practitioners who are aware of the benefits of submitting an OIC in connection with a request for CDP Hearing can preserve an appeal right for their client that may not have otherwise been available.

Inside Guest Editor's Column, February 2014

Inside Guest Editor’s Column, February 2014

This month, we are focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution—a topic that is relevant to almost all areas in the practice of law.

Updates on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Updates on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Effective July 1, 2014, a new disclosure requirement has been added to Ethics Standard 7.

Mediation Confidentiality: How Far Should It Go?

Mediation Confidentiality: How Far Should It Go?

California’s statutory scheme of mediation confidentiality is very broad. Essentially, the “Las Vegas Rule” applies: “What happens in mediation, stays in mediation.”

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.

Mediation, Communication and Corrupt Speech

Mediation, Communication and Corrupt Speech

The uses and misuses of language are a fascinating part of mediation. If you like people watching, go to an airport or become a mediator.

Unintended Consequences of ADR

Unintended Consequences of ADR

The renaissance of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in California civil law in the last 30 years has generated an extraordinary rippling effect of five unintended consequences.

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 New CCCBA Board Members

Meet Your New CCCBA Board Members

Meet your new Board Members: Michelle Ferber and Katherine Wenger.

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

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

President's Message: Final Thoughts

President’s Message: Final Thoughts

This organization can be as meaningful to you as you want. Or it can just be the organization to which you mechanically pay dues.

CCCBA’s Bar Fund Receives Generous Cy Pres Award

CCCBA’s Bar Fund Receives Generous Cy Pres Award

The cy pres award was from a class action matter that local attorney, David Birka-White, had recently resolved on behalf of his clients. Candice Stoddard sat down with Birka-White to learn more about him.

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

By offering these students a realistic depiction of the daily life of attorneys, they might be able to identify whether these realities matched up with their career expectations.

The Future of Court Technology

The Future of Court Technology

One of the first projects the Superior Court will implement is upgrading the current electronic filing system.