By Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila | April 28, 2020
Since the nationwide shutdown in March, half of the high courts in 50 states have heard arguments remotely, and within two months, every appellate court in the United States, state and federal, likely will have held oral argument remotely.
By Suzanne H. Segal | April 7, 2020
Perhaps one of the few silver linings of this crisis is that it is occurring in an era of readily available virtual communication, through Zoom and similar technologies. This article discusses suggestions for holding effective Zoom mediations.
By David D. Little | February 11, 2020
A valid will in California must be in writing, signed by the testator. This means a physical writing. Electronic documents, with electronic signatures, are valid for many transactions in California under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, but it does not apply for wills.
By Shari L. Klevens and Alanna Clair | December 3, 2019
Each transition is unique and is dictated by a number of factors, including the attorney's retirement plan, the nature of the practice, and the interests of the firm in maintaining client relationships.
By Julie Q. Brush | November 13, 2019
The thought of it for most lawyers gives them a major headache. I'd like to call it something else like "relationship building" or "professional connecting." Because that's what effective networking really is.
By Nora Freeman Engstrom and Robert L. Rabin | November 12, 2019
The law, which is the first of its kind, expressly prohibits reductions of damages for lost future earnings in personal injury and wrongful death cases when those reductions are based on race, gender or ethnicity.
By Shari L. Klevens and Alanna Clair | November 5, 2019
Most attorneys are aware that the attorney-client privilege is something to be protected with vigilance at all times. For that reason, attorneys may avoid disclosing any client communications to third parties to guard against any suggestion of waiver.
By Kevin D. Cardona and Jason E. Fellner | October 9, 2019
Despite the many learning opportunities for newer counsel, few attorneys may realize that the same standard of care applies to the legal representation of pro bono clients as it does with paying clients.
By Maya Shulman | October 4, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear Monasky v. Taglieri, which underscores the complications inherent in determining habitual residence for a baby too young to have acclimatized to a particular country when one parent alleges the baby was wrongfully removed.
By Anna Fridman | October 4, 2019
With the close of California legislative session on Sep. 13, we now know with relative certainty what the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will look like when it goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, as the last five amendments went to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk for signature.
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