Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

McCartney’s Long and Bumpy Road to Copyright Ownership

Delia Ramirez, Of Counsel at Hakimi Law   The struggle for ownership rights between The Beatles songwriters, Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon (now his estate), and their publishers has…

Court Reporting Ethics Panel Takes On Controversial Topics

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR (Ret.) During the recent CLE program “Can You Say That? Legal Ethics of Working with Court Reporters,” put on by the Paralegal Section, these…

San Francisco Superior Court

San Francisco Superior Court Launches Pilot Judicial Settlement Program to Settle Larger, High-Exposure Cases

News Release: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco   The San Francisco Superior Court is offering litigants a new Judicial Settlement Conference (JSC) program aimed at cases with…

Political Drama No Match for Biden Family Domestic Drama

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna For Joe Biden, there may actually be an upside to the Trump election: the ongoing political drama draws attention…

Risk Management Tip: Keep Invoices Bland

By Jennifer A. Becker Long & Levit For generations California attorneys have understood the attorney-client privilege is an absolute shield against discovery. Case after case has broadly interpreted and reinforced…

Networking: Why Your Upside Down Laminated Name-Tag Holds the Key to Your Eternal Happiness

By Gabriel Leif Bellman, Bellman Legal Networking is a word that strikes fear in the soul of introverts and challenges extroverts to compare imagery of a beach in Mexico with…

New Solo Attorneys Wanted: Fight for Justice and Build a Sustainable Practice!

Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? The Justice & Diversity Center and The Bar Association of San Francisco are seeking new applicants for its Community…

Think Twice Before You File That Exhibit

By Joanna L. Storey, Hassard Bonnington Think of that moment when someone else’s mistake becomes your problem. For example, opposing counsel inadvertently attaches a confidential settlement agreement between his client…

What to do When the Big One Hits: E-Discovery Document Dumps

By Emily S. McGrath Lawless & Lawless It’s one of the most dreaded parts of discovery for any attorney – the 20,000-page document dump from opposing counsel. It’s unsorted. It’s…

Risk Management Tip: Another Good Reason to Break Up With Your Client

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit Last month we discussed how a clear termination of the attorney client relationship eliminates questions of fact about applying the statute of limitations, C.C.P….