Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

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

The San Francisco Superior Court is offering litigants a new Judicial Settlement Conference (JSC) program aimed at cases with an estimated 20 or more trial days, Presiding Judge Teri L….

Risk Management Tip: Retainer Agreements Manage Client Expectations

By Jennifer A. Becker Long & Levit In the competition to land a case it is tempting to overstate the value of a claim, or understate the cost of litigation,…

Client Service Strategies for Paralegals

By Javier Morelos Hersh FamilyLaw Practice When working directly with clients, it is important to develop and maintain client service strategies to ensure their satisfaction with your firm. Achieving client…

The Reality is You Can’t Always Get What You Want

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta know that lawyer/mortician Phaedra Parks, whose show tagline is “you can’t always…

The Ethics of Facebook Friending

By Carl W. Chamberlin   Facebook can be a gold mine of information about litigants and witnesses. A personal injury plaintiff alleging debilitating leg injuries may post photos of her…

Five Tips for Running Your Solo or Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for about 15 years. I’ve learned the hard way about what works and what…

Humboldt County Pays for Bogus Challenge to Advance Health Care Directive

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group Dick Magney knew that drawing up an advance health care directive was the best way to protect his desire for a natural death with…

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…