demographic phenomenon known as the baby boom has been shaping all aspects of
American life since its advent in 1946 – from an unprecedented number of
students when the boomers were young, to an unprecedented number of workers
during their adult years, to an unprecedented number of retirees in the years
ahead. There is no escaping the impact of this generation.
is estimated there are over 10,000 credit card transactions made every second
around the world. This astonishing number results in over $7.5 trillion in credit
card payments per year (American Bankers Association). If you are one of the lucky
businesses processing these transactions, congratulations, you are now subject
to the newest IRS requirement – Section 6050W.
There is a recent
disqualification case involving so many family entanglements that just sorting
them out is a significant mental strain. In Kennedy v. Eldridge, link, an attorney was justifiably disqualified from
representing his adult son in a custody and support action regarding the
attorney’s grandson, by the child’s mother.
the death of a biologic parent has long been regarded as a life-cycle enigma,
blending equal parts tragedy and joy. Historically, postmortem deliveries were
reserved for women whose husbands or partners died during the pregnancy,
leaving no mystery as to the child’s legal status.
Joining the State Bar this month is Laura Ernde, the new
editor of the Bar Journal and communications manager. She comes to the Bar
Journal after nearly six years as a staff writer with the Daily Journal, where
her assignments included the Supreme Court of California. She brings some 22
years of journalism experience.
The Riverside County Bar Association is hosting a
leadership summit in May to establish a forum for the legal profession,
including those in public agencies and the judiciary. The goal is to discuss
topics that affect the practice of law and the administration of justice in
attorney faces disbarment after a State Bar Court review panel upheld a hearing
judge’s findings that she misappropriated more than $112,000 from two
clients. The three-judge
panel’s recommendation that PATRICIA
ANN GREGORY [#226239], 62, be
disbarred goes to the Supreme Court for action.