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general/Law Practice Management

Count 1: Practicing law without a license

Dec. 8, 2017
By Stephen Allen Jamieson, Ralph Barat Saltsman, Stephen Warren Solomon

It took until autumn 2017 for the California attorney general to recognize that only a licensed attorney can lawfully represent another in an administrative hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act.

general/Real Estate

Residential Solar Rights

Dec. 8, 2017

California is a leader in promoting alternative energy sources, including the use of solar power in connection with residences. By Theodore L. Senet and Samantha R. Staroba


general/Court Rules and Procedures

Courts’ calculation of attorney fees

Nov. 20, 2017
By Matthew Ross

The objective of this article and self-study test is to familiarize bench officers and attorneys on how courts determine the amount of attorney fees to be awarded in civil cases.

general/Tax

What Everyone Should Know About Stock Options and Restricted Stock

Nov. 17, 2017

Employee stock options are a great perk, but they can be complicated. By Robert W. Wood


general/Discovery

Dealing With Deposition Stipulations

Nov. 2, 2017

Know and understand the Southern California deposition stipulation to project experience and protect your clients. By David M. Angeloff

general/Criminal Law

Security concerns in the courtroom

Oct. 30, 2017
By Jacqueline A. Connor

The objective of this article is to familiarize bench officers and lawyers with steps a trial court can take to ensure security in the courtroom.


general/Civil Practice

Anti-SLAPP motions and attorney fees

Sep. 25, 2017
By Matthew Ross

The objective of this article and self-study test is to familiarize bench officers and attorneys with awards of attorney fees in anti-SLAPP motions Code of Civ. Proc. Section 425.16(c)(1).

general/Estate Planning

What's Said in the Trustee's Office Stays in the Trustee's Office

Sep. 20, 2017

A primer on how the attorney-client privilege functions in the realm of trust administration. By Benjamin D. Fox


general/Expert Testimony

A paradigm shift on experts and hearsay in civil cases?

Sep. 18, 2017
By Gary A. Watt

The California Supreme Court recently overruled its prior authority permitting an expert’s opinion to rely on case-specific facts - even when such facts are hearsay.

general/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Jumping the gun on arbitrability in the 9th Circuit

Sep. 15, 2017
By Michael McCauley, Daniel McMillan

Counsel should not assume that a general choice-of-law clause will dictate what law applies to threshold arbitrability issues and should include specific language opting out of federal law if the parties intend for state law to apply to such issues.