Mediators can get places nobody else can. Good mediators promote open dialogue between the parties. And once people talk candidly about their cases, great things happen.
Highlights of the March Contra Costa Lawyer Litigation edition include articles on discovery sanctions, forensic expert cross-examination, police excessive force cases and more.
We, as attorneys, should strive to add to, and not detract from, the concept of law as a noble, respectful and dignified institution and process.
SELF-STUDY MCLE: How you conduct yourself through the discovery process is crucial and can have tremendous consequences for your client’s case.
You must consider at the outset what material is available online about your client and manage the client’s online presence, to the extent it is ethical to do so.
The civil litigator who first steps into probate litigation may have a bit of an awakening…
Thinking in terms of the scientific method may help you confront and challenge an expert witness’s analysis in court litigation.
Plaintiff’s attorneys must navigate a veritable minefield before arriving at a favorable settlement or verdict. This article will explore some of the basic preliminary steps in handling such cases.
The California Probate Code gifts practitioners many tools that can be pivotal in helping trust litigators with resolving trust disputes.
I thought I would examine the natural endpoint after one common form of ADR—mediation—fails: The jury trial.
To respond to concerns raised by litigants and discovery facilitators, many changes have been proposed that are designed to streamline the process and alleviate the burden on the discovery facilitators.
In instances where voluminous discovery and corresponding motions are anticipated, the appointment of a discovery referee can ultimately cut costs in the long term.
Highlights of the October 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on bankruptcy, the Sham Guaranty Defense, Right to Repair Act, equity stripping and more.
Sometimes you are at the corner of “I have a great case I am working on,” and “Oh no! My client just filed bankruptcy!” What do you do?
The answer definitely is not to continue with the litigation as though nothing has changed.