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Contra Costa County Public Law Library: Open Letter to Our Friends & Colleagues

Contra Costa County Public Law Library: Open Letter to Our Friends & Colleagues

Dear members of the Contra Costa County Bar Association:

We are sending you this message to reacquaint you with the Contra Costa County Public Law Library System.  We now serve you in three locations:

The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

With no budget and a lot of support from the county’s legal community, it has served the needs of many of the county’s citizens.

Coffee Talk: What is your favorite local restaurant and why?

Coffee Talk: What is your favorite local restaurant and why?

As a West County resident, I’m particularly fond of Elevation 66 in El Cerrito. It’s our local brewpub but also serves fare that makes foodies happy.

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.

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2014 Section Leaders

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

WriterCoach Connection: It’s About Writing and So Much More

WriterCoach Connection: It’s About Writing and So Much More

In addition to developing critical thinking and writing skills, WriterCoach Connection helps students find their own unique voices and develop their confidence.

Are We There Yet? The 2012 Court Year in Review

Are We There Yet? The 2012 Court Year in Review

All of a sudden, we are closing in on the end of 2012, and it has been a whirlwind of a year. On December 31, 2012, my two-year term as Presiding Judge will come to an end, and the term of the new Presiding Judge, Hon. Barry P. Goode, begins. I know and have worked side-by-side with Judge Goode, and I am confident that he will be an outstanding Presiding Judge during his term of office.

Appraisals and Arbitrations: A Warning Note

Appraisals and Arbitrations: A Warning Note

Your client is leasing her building and giving the tenant an option to buy it. The purchase price upon exercise of the option is the then-fair market value of the property.

MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Plaintiff Ronald Luck, on February 2, 2013, traveled backwards in time to the year 1993, where he met the then 20-year-old Ronald Luck. During that visit, on February 10, 1993, the two men were in an automobile being driven by the younger Ronald Luck which collided with another automobile, causing the elder Ronald Luck to suffer severe injuries.

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…

CCCBA Open House & Holiday Parties

CCCBA Open House & Holiday Parties

Thank you for joining us at our holiday party and open house on December 15, 2011! On behalf of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County and the

Giving Back

Below you will all of the non-profit organizations, volunteer- and giving opportunities mentioned in our November 2011 “Giving Back” Contra Costa Lawyer magazine – Happy Giving!

Helping Out During the Holidays & Beyond

Helping Out During the Holidays & Beyond

As the holidays approach, many people’s thoughts turn to helping out those who are less fortunate. Many, many individuals, families and groups want to volunteer their time to serve food or assist others in some way during the holidays. As a former staffer at the Volunteer Center of the East Bay, I fielded many calls from well-meaning people calling the day before Thanksgiving or the week before Christmas wanting to know how they can be of service to others.

What Do You Do to Give Back?

I am the President of the Board for the Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California, member of the Hemophilia Federation of America, volunteer as a speaker and community member for the local High School two of …

2011 Year in Review: Juvenile Court

2011 Year in Review: Juvenile Court

I can’t believe another year has passed and it is time to write a new report about Juvenile Court.

2011 Year in Review: Richmond Court - The George Carroll Courthouse

2011 Year in Review: Richmond Court – The George Carroll Courthouse

This year has been very busy at the George Carroll Courthouse in Richmond. Judges Peter Berger, Ed Weil, Joni Hiramoto, and our newest, Christopher Bowen, join Commissioner Broughton and me as we hear all of the West County Felony Preliminary Hearings, Misdemeanor Jury Trials, Small Claims and Appeals, Traffic and Domestic Violence cases, Unlawful Detainers and both Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency cases.

Free Legal Clinics Provide Relief as Court Cuts and Economic Crisis Threaten Access to Justice

Volunteer Attorneys Help Contra Costa Residents Tackle Legal Challenges, from Bankruptcy and Landlord-Tenant Disputes to Immigration and Family Law issues.

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 …

Bar Soap: October 2014

Bar Soap: October 2014

Thanks to all for your input. I received comments on Super Lawyers, verdicts, settlements, lawyers on Courtcall and lawyers on the move.