Coffee Talk is a regular feature of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. We ask a short question related to an upcoming theme and responses are then published in the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. What do you look for when choosing a mediator? I look for someone who has experience in personal injury work (Plaintiff or […]
Coffee Talk is a regular feature of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. We asked a short question related to the Pro Bono theme and responses are published in the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. The following responses were sent in from members of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. This year my office represented a woman from […]
It has already succeeded as a piece of art in that it has generated discussions.
If I had a dime for every time I heard a joke about a dishonest lawyer, I’d be a rich person.
“Why are you wasting my time taking my course? You know that you are only going to get married and have children.”
Despite cutbacks and pressure on available time, the staff in the Contra Costa courts maintain a level of friendly civility and helpfulness I do not always see elsewhere.
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.
I would want to be an Imagineer with Disney, building cool things (like a rocket and launcher I built for a party).
I advise consulting an estate planner when a client is planning on storing frozen embryos.
The online program that I have used for years is Access Law. I first learned of the program through the California State Bar.
My best memory of Mark is how, without fail, every single client I sent to him for tax advice came back to me and told me how wonderful he was to work with. Mark was a lawyer of the old school.
My husband has been incredibly supportive. Our adult children have adapted well. The cat remains unimpressed…
As I sat with the parties at the large conference table with a settlement close but about to blow up, I picked up the piece of jewelry in my hand and suddenly felt as if divinely inspired.
Working with youth, building the next generation will continue to be my contribution to our community in 2014.
Coffee Talk: What suggestions do you have for improvements and/or changes at the Contra Costa Superior Court?
Member Comment: There should be online availability of documents like in San Francisco and Alameda counties.