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Year in Review Column, Civil Litigation, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility, State Bar & Bar Associations

In the Matter of Ethics

Dec. 29, 2017

The State Bar Court Review Department issued a range of attorney discipline opinions this year. As usual, the most common comp...


Year in Review Column, Civil Litigation, Ethics/Professional Responsibility, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal

Attorneys as defendants

Dec. 22, 2017

Catch up on this year's legal malpractice developments,



Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

The question of what constitutes "informed written consent" can be a complicated one, depending on the circumstances.


U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation, Ethics/Professional Responsibility, Criminal, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court

The objective of this article and self-study test is to review the law regarding objections to the use of peremptory challenge...



Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility, California Supreme Court, State Bar & Bar Associations, Administrative/Regulatory

Whatever your view, changes are aplenty, and more are coming. If you get a chance, make your own contribution to the bettermen...


Judges and Judiciary, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

The world of graveyard shift night owls is unfamiliar to lawyers who go on to become judges.



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Half the state may want to avoid jury duty, but the other half includes not just those who serve with alacrity, but some who s...


Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility, Administrative/Regulatory

It took until autumn 2017 for the California attorney general to recognize that only a licensed attorney can lawfully represen...