Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

Cut to the Chase: Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts in Word 2010

By Jeff Lester   Teaching my recent CLE seminar on Table of Contents and Table of Authorities in Microsoft Word 2010, I learned there’s a general hunger for fast and…

A Tale of Two States: Wendy Williams and College Child Support

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna   Television superstar host Wendy Williams made a name for herself in radio and television with her “shock jock”…

The Rewards of Authentic Mentoring Relationships

By Megan Zavieh   Mentoring. The word conjures up images of stilted conversations in senior partners’ offices, neither person really wanting to be there. No wonder many lawyers shy away…

Trial Preparation Tips for Paralegals

By Javier Morelos     The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Paralegal Section’s executive committee is proud to announce its first-ever Paralegal Educational Conference on Saturday, July 13, 2019. This…

How a Late Rock Star’s Trust-Fund Baby Worked Through Her ‘Inheritance Guilt’

    Frances Bean Cobain says she feels guilty about the millions she’s inheriting from the father she barely remembers. “My relationship to money is different because I didn’t earn…

Dad’s Intent Overruled Greedy Kid

    Before Arthur Blech died in 2011, the man who once handled Richard Nixon’s income taxes detailed how he wanted his $65 million estate divvied up. Yet his intentions…

Nuggets of Wisdom: Perspective of Senior Small Firm Practitioner Charles Louderback

By Lindsey Mignano   As a partner of a small firm, I am constantly searching for best practices and pieces of wisdom from successful attorneys and business owners I admire….

Legal Ethics: New Rule 1.15 and Safekeeping of Funds, Explained

By Adam Koss     New California Rules of Professional Conduct (“CRPC”), Rule 1.15, sets forth an attorney’s duties regarding safekeeping of funds and property of clients and other persons….

Nicolas Cage’s Annulment: He Isn’t Leaving Las Vegas Yet

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna   Nicolas Cage won’t be “Leaving Las Vegas” any time soon. He filed for an annulment from his fourth…

Duties to Former Clients and Termination of Representation Under the New Rules of Professional Conduct

By Dianne Jackson McLean   New California Rules of Professional Conduct (“CRPC”), Rule 1.9, describes an attorney’s duties to a former client and is divided into three categories. Subsection (a)…