you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday,” Pearl S.
Buck once wrote. For this reason, each March as Women’s History Month reminds
us of those who have made significant gains in the past, and is an appropriate
time to reflect upon the history of women in the legal profession.
not just an exercise using a stationary bike, but also a term used to describe
the manipulation of news media by lawyers and others in high-profile cases. Some authorities
have suggested that if the prosecution is indicting your client (not just
technically but also by verbal abuse) that it’s almost malpractice not to
mitigate the toxic environment created by adverse publicity.
statutory summary judgment and adjudication provisions are found in Code of
Civil Procedure section 437c. The statute was amended by the State Legislature
effective January 1, 2012. The changes are significant.
By a show of hands, how many
employers would like a reliable crystal ball when selecting new associates for
their firms, to help determine how likely the candidates are to be effective
lawyers? Wow … that’s a lot of hands. Recent research conducted at
the University of California, Berkeley, offers methods to appraise a wide range
of individual competencies related to lawyering.
After several years of legislative
rollercoaster in Congress, which had to find a common denominator among the
fiercely defended interests of different interest groups, the Patent Reform
initiated during the previous administration, for better or worse, is here.
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association sponsored a
Giving Tree during the 2011 holiday season to benefit the families of Haven
Hills, a Canoga Park non-profit providing shelter and services for victims of
domestic violence. The tremendous generosity of SFVBA members, staff and member
benefit providers brought a little holiday cheer to 39 families.