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Judges and Judiciary

On June 1, the Historic Courthouse in Auburn re-opened for business after being closed for two and one-half months due to the ...


On May 21, the SEC published its final rule regarding Amendments to Financial Disclosures about Acquired and Disposed Business...



Civil Rights

Many of my white friends have called to express their disgust at what they are seeing and to see how I am doing. Often the con...


Environmental & Energy, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed California local governments a major victory in what is likely the most ...



Law Practice, Civil Litigation

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California serves as a helpful reminder of the imp...


Military Law, Judges and Judiciary

The Pentagon has already issued COVID-19 guidance, and then reversed itself. Before further COVID-19 policies are formulated, ...



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

'We are all in this...

Jun. 1, 2020

…together?’


Government, Administrative/Regulatory

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with far-reaching implications for regulatory agency enforcement p...



For most of the last two decades, I have been a member of the Honorable William A. Ingram American Inn of Court, in San Jose. ...


Law Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Desperate times call for clever solutions. I’ve been rounding up stories about the many innovative ways in which lawyers and m...



In San Diego, lawyers have stepped up to the challenge by creating innovative ways to keep everyone safe while practicing soci...


Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Dangerous fictions

May 22, 2020

Legal fictions are problematic because we’re in the truth-finding business. These fictions are dangerous for judges, because ...



As lawyers, we are trained to examine facts, uncertainty is unsettling. We are goal oriented, so future ambiguity is disturbin...


Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary, Civil Litigation

There is a potential fix, however. The state Legislature needs to take over. Lawmakers need to step up with legislation requir...



Government, U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal

On May 7, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to prosecutors policing public corruption under federal property fraud statutes ...


A discussion about lawyering and trauma during the shutdown.



Military Law, Law Practice

Up and down the state, judges, lawyers, court personnel and justice partners have been dedicating themselves to their mission ...


Law Practice

For many attorneys used to the daily routine of going into the office, the pandemic has had a jarring impact on both their pro...



U.S. Supreme Court

Can you imagine if the text of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion had no citations at all? You actually don’t have to.


State Bar & Bar Associations, Law Practice

The always forward-thinking New York City Bar Association has urged adoption of a humanitarian exception to its ethics rules t...



Health Care & Hospital Law, Civil Litigation

Women are uniquely impacted by the coronavirus. Domestic violence has surged; industries in which women provide an outsized po...


This is the first in a new interview series through which Mallika Kaur will explore with lawyers from various practice areas t...



Law Practice

Obscenity

May 4, 2020

No intended obscenity in this column. So why the title? Because like so many other concepts based on beliefs or values, obscen...


State Bar & Bar Associations, Legal Education

Every year roughly 24,000 students graduate from ABA-accredited law schools and begin the arduous and time-intensive preparati...



Most lawyers are living under an unusual form of house arrest, spending our days at home except for brief, masked forays on ur...


Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Undoubtedly you did not purchase this newspaper to read this article. By the time it is in print it shall be marginally out-of...



The main effect of the means test is that it has increased the amount attorneys charge consumer filers since the form requires...


Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary, Civil Litigation

Size does matter, but not in the way you might think.



State Bar & Bar Associations, Legal Education

Advocates characterize diploma privilege as a reasonable defense of students who navigate strained finances, immigration strug...


Judges and Judiciary, Civil Litigation

I hear the clamor at the courthouse doors: “I need this pandemic thing to end, at least in so far as it interferes with my lit...