Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

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Bay Area Mediation Services Panelists Bring Wide Spectrum of Skills to the Table

Below you will find a selection of some of BASF’s more than 50 Mediation Services Panelists and their areas of expertise. BASF mediators can assist with almost any type of…

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The Ethics of Advising California Marijuana Businesses

Albert J. Boro, Jr., Boro Law Firm Californians will vote in November on Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Proposition 64 would establish and…

Seven Timeless Tips to Achieving Success at Your New Job

Victoria Newman, RP Congratulations on getting that job with the law firm! Whether you are an attorney, paralegal, law clerk, secretary, office manager or other member of a legal team,…

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Cobain to Husband: “Nevermind” the Guitar

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, may be wishing she had a little less “teen…

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Networking Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Attorney

Sean McHenry, Minnis & Smallets If you are a lawyer, “networking” is part of your job, especially so if you practice at a solo or small firm. Whether you like…

Are You Applying the Right Strategy to Settle Your Case?

By Guy Kornblum, Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison   Experienced lawyer or more junior, I ask the question:  are you applying the right techniques for giving you the best chances…

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Need a Mediator? BASF’s Mediation Services Panelists Offer a Wide Spectrum of Skills

This month we are highlighting some of BASF’s more than 50 Mediation Services Panelists and their areas of expertise. BASF mediators can assist with almost any type of dispute, whether for…

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Keep Track of Your Time in Contingency Fee Cases

William Balin, Balin & Kotler Many contingency fee attorneys balk at keeping track of their time on each case. In fact, there is no rule that requires contingency fee attorneys…

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Paralegal Corner: Maintaining Marketability (and Sanity!) in a Competitive Job Market

Javier Morelos, Hersh FamilyLaw Practice The Bureau of Labor and Statistics lists the San Francisco Bay Area as the top-paying metropolitan area in the nation for paralegals, but it is…

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Going Solo? Don’t Do it Alone – The Case for Joining a Legal Incubator

Hamid Yazdan Panah Going solo can be a daunting proposition, but it is not without its benefits. For some, the idea of being their own boss is reason enough to…