Serving as a mediator in a case where one or both parties do not have counsel can create ethical dilemmas for the mediator. California has not adopted a code of ethics that governs mediators in private settings. Attorneys acting as mediators continue to be bound by the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
Ethics: All By Myself: Ethical Duties Prosecuting Quiet Title Actions When The Other Side Is Absent And/Or Unknown
How do you give ex parte notice to parties whom you cannot even identify, or to those whom you know but cannot find? Of course, you can’t. Instead, it is your duty to the Court to show a diligent (but ultimately unsuccessful) effort to identify and/or locate these defendants.
The 2016 report provided a detailed look at the experiences of transgender people across a wide range of categories including employment. The findings reveal disturbing patterns of mistreatment and discrimination.
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?
Society must take the time to learn what it means to treat transgender people as equals, legally and socially.
SELF-STUDY MCLE: How you conduct yourself through the discovery process is crucial and can have tremendous consequences for your client’s case.
Your client informs you that she will be making her caregiver a beneficiary. Before jumping to the worst-case scenario, there are several factors to first consider.
MCLE SELF-STUDY: What should a lawyer do when the client does not want to follow advice or when the client is mentally impaired? These issues are among the most difficult lawyers ever have to face.
Gross and Nativi interpret the law in a manner that protects the interests of tenants and uphold the exercise of police powers in ways that limit private property rights.
Virtual law practice is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional physical law office. It is clear, however, that lawyers practicing in a virtual law office need to comply with employment laws and the rules of professional conduct.
The scenario is all too familiar – mom has been living alone, has dementia and is no longer able to live by herself or care for herself. Her physician has indicated that it is time to consider a facility to provide for her ongoing needs because providing in-home care is not feasible due to cost or the level of care needed. The doctor has recommended skilled nursing care for her. So, now that a skilled nursing home appears necessary, how is mom going to pay for this care?