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general/Civil Practice

Character evidence in civil cases

May. 22, 2017
By Elia V. Pirozzi

The objective of this article and self-study test is to review basic legal principles affecting the admissibility of character evidence in civil litigation.

general/Discovery

Maintain professionalism in depositions

May. 19, 2017
By J. Randolph Evans, Shari Klevens

To avoid the ire of the court and serious sanctions, attorneys taking and defending depositions should conduct themselves as if they were speaking before a judge. By J. Randolph Evans and Shari Klevens


general/Employment

Non-Compete Agreements

May. 17, 2017

California has strict rules outlawing covenants not to compete. But there are exceptions. By Robert B. Milligan and D. Joshua Salinas

general/Internet Law

When memes make you (or Jordan) cry

May. 12, 2017
By Sam Iverson, Tim Rawson

If Michael Jordan is heading for the tissues over his "Crying Jordan" meme, he would have an arsenal of legal weapons at his disposal.


general/Law Practice Management

Don't let conflicts of interest get you down

May. 5, 2017
By J. Randolph Evans, Shari Klevens

After working hard to bring in a new client or matter, the prospect of losing the client or matter because of conflicts is difficult for attorneys to swallow.

general/Discovery

Discovery and the attorney-client privilege

Apr. 24, 2017
By Patricia M. Lucas, Gary Nadler

Learn about the elements of the privilege, what is not covered by the privilege, waiver, and the mechanics of adjudicating an assertion of the privilege.


general/Insurance

Proving attorney fees in insurance coverage disputes

Apr. 21, 2017
By Kirk A. Pasich

One question that typically arises when an insured seeks to recover fees is: What "proof" must an insured offer regarding the attorney fees it has incurred?

general/Constitutional Law

Public Employees and Free Speech: An Update

Apr. 7, 2017

When a public employee speaks up, does the First Amendment provide protection? It depends. By Richard Whitmore and David Urban


general/Litigation

SLAPP Update

Apr. 7, 2017

As recent case law demonstrates, California's anti-SLAPP statute is a potent and ever evolving weapon. By Jeremy B. Rosen and Matthew C. Samet

general/Insurance

Reasonable expectations for 'replacement cost' coverage

Apr. 7, 2017
By Jacquelyn Mohr, Robert K. Scott

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court made an important ruling that will help to combat the "Underinsurance Crisis."