Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

New Attorney Duties When Going To Mediation

Rachel Ehrlich On top of the new and revised Rules of Professional Conduct that went into effect on November 1, 2018, if you go to mediation on or after January…

Will Choosing Legal Separation over Divorce Protect Spouse’s Health Insurance Coverage?

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna While Roseanne Barr has traditionally been the headline maker for her show “Roseanne,” it is now Michael Fishman, who plays…

Divorce

Update Life Insurance Beneficiary When Updating Spouse

John E. O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group When Jerome Post bought a life insurance policy in 1993, he was looking out for his wife, Angela. He made her his primary beneficiary…

Walter Didn’t Want the Impossible

John E. O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group Walter Permann had the best intentions when he singled out his most loyal employees. He worried his wife couldn’t manage his wire and cable…

Level Up Your Practice at the Upcoming Third Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference

Kirsten Scott, Renaker Hasselman Scott The Solo & Small Firm Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will host its third annual Solo & Small Firm Conference: Level Up…

BASF’s ADR Department Greets Delegation from China

Marilyn King, ADR Manager In September, the International Law Institute from Washington, D.C., hosted 25 members of the China Law Society (CLS) on their multi-city tour to consult with representatives…

Tax Attorney Volunteers Wide Array of Skills to Help People Navigate Confusing, Intimidating System

The Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) would like to recognize volunteer attorney Beth Hodess for her outstanding contributions to the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program (LITC).  Beth’s work with LITC…

Alicia Silverstone: Not So “Clueless” After All

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Alicia Silverstone shot to fame in the early 90s as the “Aerosmith Chick,” starring in three Aerosmith videos that cemented…

Catholics Lose as Court Divines Decedent’s Intent

John E. O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group When Josephine Kennedy set up a trust in 1997, she wanted to help the needy, the elderly and abused children via the Catholic Church-eventually….

Paralegal Corner: Are Hard Copies with Wet Signatures Becoming Obsolete?

Annie P. Ye With the advancing age of technology, paralegals can’t help but wonder if hard copies of legal documents will vanish in the near future. If so, will the…