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A federal appellate court recently held that cellphone users do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cellphon...


Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

A federal appellate court recently held that cellphone users do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cellphon...



Constitutional Law, Criminal

Congress should support the Stopping Mass Hacking Act and encourage legislative and public scrutiny of remote access searches ...


The State Bar inexplicably retreated from its winning argument, and made a new argument at the 9th Circuit in a recent case in...



Law Practice, State Bar & Bar Associations

As they did in 2013, the State Bar of California again wants to increase the MCLE requirement. ...


State Bar & Bar Associations

If you lack all the required units there is a fine, but that is nothing compared to the situation you could be in if you claim...



Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ready, Aim, Mediate

Apr. 2, 2013

Tips on how to have a successful mediation. ...


Law Practice, Letters

Prohibiting legitimate discovery into discipline actions tends to increase the public perception that the State Bar is impenet...



What you can expect if asked to appear before the State Bar Court. ...


An inside look at the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel's prosecution process.



There are four categories of events that will cause problems with the State Bar.


The most common reasons for disbarment and suspension by the State Bar. ...



Don't be fooled - a public reproval for attorney misconduct can tarnish your image and hurt your business. ...


The State Bar's imposition of an interim suspension can effectively put an attorney out of business. ...



Know thy adversary - what the State Bar considers when deciding to close an inquiry or investigation. ...


Law Practice, Discipline

Your integrity and moral character have been attacked, how do you set the record straight? ...



Law Practice

Breaking up legal representation can be hard to do. ...


Measures lawyers should take to secure client consent of the fee agreement. ...



Judges and Judiciary

A Moral Choice

Sep. 7, 2010

The moral of the story? Perhaps running against an exceptionally well-qualified judge demonstrates lack of judgment.


Judges and Judiciary

The unseating of San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer will have a far greater politicizing effect than many...



Law Practice


Law Office Management

Agent of Change

Mar. 2, 2008

I do hospice volunteer work, offering care and support to residents during the last hours of their lives. The experience has ...



Law Office Management

Ill-Suited to Retail

Oct. 2, 2007

From the time I was a kid, I spent my spare time working in my family's clothing store. But did I really belong there? ...


Appellate Practice

Expert Advice

Jul. 1, 2006

Practical tips for preparing for the worst--losing an important motion--and getting relief through a writ petition. by Benjam...



Everyone is anxious about today's election because of what happened in 2000. Many believe that the Democrats were out-lawyered...


Discipline

In 1993, the state Legislature passed a bill that would have added a statute of limitations to the State Bar Act. The proposed...