Here we are starting another new year. Seems as though we just started 2016 and here we are in 2017. I know, I know, many of you just want to put 2016 behind you. But many good things happened in our wonderful Contra Costa County legal community in 2016. If it is January I am […]
It is most amusing, but also embarrassing, to sit in court waiting for a case to be called and being forced to listen to attorneys appear on Court Call and drone on about issues unrelated to their cases.
We don’t often hear “I told you so” from our judges, but they certainly could say that in most cases in which a civil jury verdict is entered.
I have been sitting on a couple of trial reports while waiting for more, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. So, this will be a combined column.
I do have to chuckle once again at the whole Court Call “experiment.” So, why do some lawyers talk way too much, and a number not enough, when on Court Call?
One of the bigger jury awards in Contra Costa recent history involved a medical malpractice claim involving alleged negligent management of a twin pregnancy.
Thanks to all for your input. I received comments on Super Lawyers, verdicts, settlements, lawyers on Courtcall and lawyers on the move.
I did hear of three recent verdicts. And I do know that cases are getting out to trial. I had to do a bit of research on my own to get the facts for a minimal report on each one of the three rumored cases.
Trials are taking place on a regular basis in Contra Costa County and we would like to hear about them.
Still plenty of lawyers moving around, forming new law firms, leaving partnerships, finding new office space—but few actually retiring. I am often asked: “When are you retiring?” You heard it here—not for a long while.
Feeling a bit like a beggar once again. For years I was begging members for reports on their civil jury verdicts. Then reports on civil bench trial verdicts. After that, begging for reports on interesting settlements and arbitrations. Finally I was reduced to asking for reports on kid’s soccer scores, just so I would have something to write about in civil jury verdicts. Now that we have Bar Soap, I can combine gossip with some interesting soccer scores. But I still need your input.
Without justice, how can the civil system be respected?
Some years ago, I moderated a roundtable discussion entitled “The Vanishing Jury Trial”. Remember we ran the transcript of that discussion in the Contra Costa Lawyer? Peter Hinton, K.C. Ward, Harvey Sohnen and I participated in that roundtable discussion. Lots of reasons we thought contributed to the diminishing numbers of civil jury trials. One that […]