Category Archives: Practice Area Corner


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…

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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….


Paralegals and Legal Staff: Make a Difference Through Pro Bono

By Hazel Mottershead, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein   “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960 Most…


Real Housewife Has Real Problem with Estate Planning Attorney

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Bethenny Frankel (famous for starring in “Real Housewives of New York” and for her SkinnyGirl cocktail company) and Jason…

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Five Advantages of Having a Solo and Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Office of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for 15 years, my entire law career. While it’s easy to see the advantages…


Fear and Loathing in Depp’s Divorce

by Sarah Van Voorhis and Ariel Sosna, Van Voorhis & Sosna Just when it seemed that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were going to wrap up their short-lived, marriage, they…