Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

Share Your Voice and Passion by Joining the Paralegal Section

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR In January 2015, The Bar Association of San Francisco launched its first non attorney section with a mission to instill an ethos of professionalism…

With a Little Bit of Patience, Slash’s Wife Looks to Win Divorce Argument

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash has initiated divorce proceedings from his wife, Perla Hudson, for the third time…

Nationally-Recognized Legal Tech Trainer and Local Judge/Former Solo Attorney to Keynote Solo and Small Firm Conference in February

By Kyle Schriner, Schriner Law Firm   Come one, come all! Attend the Solo & Small Firm Section’s first Annual Conference at BASF on February 9, 2017, from 11:30 a.m….

An Estate and Trust Attorney’s Prediction: Estate Tax Will be Repealed in 2017

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group The federal estate tax is a tax on the date of death value of a person’s assets in excess of about $5.5 million. It…

Volunteering With the Justice & Diversity Center Gave Solo Attorney Her Start

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold The experience I gained while volunteering with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) gave me a valuable start to my…

Are You Applying the Right Strategy to Settle Your Case?

Whether you are an experienced or more junior lawyer, are you applying the right techniques for settling your client’s case? First and foremost, make sure you have a professional rapport…

Is the Representation Over? Can I Accept A New Client Adverse to a Former Client?

By Dianne Jackson McLean Goldfarb & Lipman   A new client requests your services. You run your conflict check and discover that the requested matter is against a former client….

Five Timeless Tips to Make Every Minute Count

By Regina Maciula Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean   “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so when you do it, it’s not all messed up.” – Christopher…

Brangelina, Interrupted

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna The demise of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s marriage has captured headlines everywhere. Jolie and Pitt (collectively known as…

Estate Planning Corner: Last Chance for Valuation Discount Planning and More

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group …………….. Valuation Discount Planning The U.S. Treasury Department has proposed regulations that will make it more difficult for families to engage in valuation discount…