Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

LinkedIn Endorsements: Potential Legal Ethics Problem?

By Michael Starkey, French Lyon Tang   If you are an active LinkedIn user, there’s a good chance that you have received an endorsement by someone without personal knowledge of…

Skyline College’s Paralegal Clinic: Inspiring Agents for Change

Jesse W. Raskin, J.D.   Access to justice for all is a serious issue. The American Bar Association acknowledges that the legal profession fails to adequately address the “major gap…

No Limits? Master P Has Children Petition Court

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van, Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna   American rapper/actor/reality star/ entrepreneur Master P is finding there is “No Limit” to how long or how expensive his…

What Hat Am I Wearing? Practical and Ethical Issues for Attorneys Practicing Dual Occupations

Laura Drossman, Drossman Law   Complying with the California Rules of Professional Conduct can be challenging enough for an attorney, but issues can become even more complicated if you are…

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…

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,…

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…

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…