I would like to share my perspective on how to make the most of the ADR process. In my 33 years as an insurance defense attorney I have participated in hundreds of mediations. I have also served as a volunteer mediator for the courts in over 100 cases. In my view ADR is the most […]
So often we have the opportunity to use our legal backgrounds to repay favors from long ago or provide tremendous relief to a friend in need.
My message this month is to look for ways to give back. It feels right. You can make a difference. It will also enrich your life.
We can each do our part to understand each other better. We can all benefit from listening and appreciating the views and ideas of those who have backgrounds and perspectives which differ from our own.
Hello, I am Phil Andersen and I am very excited to be serving as your next Board President. I have had the pleasure of working on the Board for the last seven years, and have met many of you, but for those who don’t know me, let me tell you a little about myself. I […]
As my year as President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association winds down, I find myself thinking about the many benefits I have received from the CCCBA since I joined the organization some eight years ago, when I first moved my practice to Contra Costa. Initially, I joined the Women’s Section and the Real […]
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. Emma Lazarus, from the New Colosses Thanksgiving has always been my mother’s favorite holiday. I always thought this was a […]
I am a solo attorney that relies heavily on technology. This not only makes me more efficient, but saves space and time.
Many of you have a strong creative side that you express outside of the law. How would you like to have a place to publish your work? That is the idea behind Creative Corner,
Firms and Millennials are like water and oil. They don’t naturally blend, but if you shake it up, you can create a fabulous vinaigrette!
Our members are looking for more networking opportunities and many are looking for programs closer to their homes or offices.
With immigrants comprising 14 percent of America’s population and growing, it is clear that the need for attorneys with immigration law knowledge is essential.
Recently there have been some fine examples of civility from the legal profession, such as at the induction of David Goldstein to the Contra Costa Superior Court.
Why should law firms be concerned about diversity? Well, there are many sound reasons, but let’s just look at one today: Financial success.
Clearly, we need to find practical ways to manage our stress and maintain our health. Here are some tips for incorporating technology into a healthy lifestyle.
I love to travel, garden, scuba dive, cross country ski, ride my bicycle in the Oakland/Contra Costa hills and walk my dog, Murphy. I have an Instagram account where I post pictures of street art I have found during my travels.