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Law Practice, Civil Rights

Mallika speaks to a critical race theorist and feminist legal scholar about challenging homogeneity of the profession and acad...


Constitutional Law, Civil Rights

It is no secret that in 1776, when the Founding Fathers wrote the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, “We the People” did not i...



State Bar & Bar Associations

Lawyers, this is your cue: It’s time to step up to the plate. Especially young lawyers and law students.


Legal Marketing, State Bar & Bar Associations

California’s provisional license program promises more than it can deliver. The problems range from practical challenges to sy...



Appellate Practice, Law Practice

On Court

Sep. 8, 2020

About writing, and running, and tennis.


State Bar & Bar Associations, Legal Education

As a former member of the California State Bar Board of Trustees from 2013-2019, including having acted for several years as a...



Military Law, Civil Rights

In the military, Jackie Robinson took a stand within a racist system


Government, Constitutional Law

President Donald Trump’s constant attacks on the judiciary are a violation of the separation of powers set out in the U.S. Con...



You represented your client from the beginning of a dispute to the very end. You obtained a result that, while not an outright...


Law Practice, Covid Columns

Amid all the adversity, some attorneys may unfortunately be tempted to make a bad decision.



A just society holds people accountable for what they do; it does not punish them for what they look like or where they may ha...


In 2018, the State Bar of California overhauled the rules of professional ethics. One major rule change provides an additional...



The constitutional due process implications of giving prosecutors discretion to investigate and charge women for engaging in a...


Civil Litigation, Insurance

Do all-risk business property insurance policies cover losses related to COVID-19? A recent decision out of the Western Distri...



Law Practice, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The 9th Circuit recently set forth a new and clarifying standard for determining whether a party to a federal action has waive...


Entertainment & Sports, Civil Litigation

While some have been enjoying the return of baseball, albeit without fans in the stands, the Oakland A’s are moving forward w...



It took 70 years of advocacy for the 19th Amendment to pass, and it has taken a hundred more for the Equal Rights Amendment to...


Unfortunately, the one hour of MCLE on competence that we are required to complete every three years does little to prepare us...



Labor/Employment, Entertainment & Sports, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Ruling in Judd v. Weinstein will help address sexual harassment in non-employment, professional contexts


Military Law

Supposedly, women have equal employment opportunities within our nation’s armed forces. But to avail themselves of those oppor...



Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports, Civil Litigation

Neil Young recently filed a lawsuit against Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. for copyright infringement over use of his son...


A recent decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal may explain why some litigants and lawyers don’t know when to stop. As t...



The American Bar Association has released its latest annual report titled ABA Profile of the Legal Profession 2020, showcasing...


Criminal, California Supreme Court

When the system erred, it consistently showed that Black defendants were predicted to be higher risk, while white defendants w...



Law Practice, California Supreme Court

Chin up

Aug. 3, 2020

I had dinner the other evening with the philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus. I remarked that Justice Ming Chin was retiring from...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

Four U.S. Supreme Court cases from last term, coupled with the news that the Catholic Church received $1.4 billion in COVID-19...



Here are some pointers on how to avoid putting a foot in your mouth when the judge says, “Cross-examination, please.”


U.S. Supreme Court, Health Care & Hospital Law, Civil Rights

On July 8, the Supreme Court issued a blow to the ongoing fight for birth control access. The case in question involved a rule...



In part overshadowed by fears of COVID-19, the homelessness situation in Los Angeles and beyond is far from easing up. Once t...


Legal Education, Law Practice

A conversation with international human rights expert and UC Hastings Professor, on writing about traumatic events to trauma-c...