Posted on May 17, 2013 by Robert Denham, Esq
Do you own a house with someone and don’t want to register as domestic partners, but you still want an exclusion from a change in ownership for property tax purposes when you die? Now you can. Here’s how it works. Read more »
Filed under: Estate Planning, Legal Topics, Real Property, Tax Law | Tagged: change in home ownership, coowner, cotenant, domestic partners, property tax, property tax reassessment, same-sex couples | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 15, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Posted on May 13, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Do you want to know the secret to making any legal writing stronger? Check out this video with specific tips for improving your next legal brief.
CEB has great On Demand programs to help you improve your legal writing, including Smith on Legal Writing and Myron Moskovitz on Winning Appeals and Writs. Check out these and all other CEB programs at ceb.com.
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Filed under: Legal Writing, Practice of Law, Videos, Young Lawyers | Tagged: legal brief, legal writing, writing skills, writing tips | 11 Comments »
Posted on May 10, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Posted on May 8, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Given that California courts’ no longer consider summary judgment to be a “disfavored” procedure, you should always think about moving for summary judgment. But make sure to weigh the pros and cons before making your move. Read more »
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Pretrial Matters | Tagged: dispositive motions, pretrial motion practice, separate statement, summary adjudication, summary judgment | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 6, 2013 by Bonnie Riley
An episode of A&E’s series Longmire (“The Dog Soldier”) delved into the complicated world of Indian child fostering and adoption. The show got the law wrong, but that’s not surprising in this complicated area. Although the Supreme Court may offer some clarity in its upcoming decision on the appeal of Adoptive Couple v Baby Girl (SC 2012) 731 SE2d 550, it would take the wisdom of Solomon, invoked wistfully by Justice Kennedy, to fashion a happy outcome for one Indian child. Read more »
Filed under: Family Law, New Legal Developments | Tagged: adoption, Cherokee Nation, Indian Child Welfare Act, juvenile dependency, Longmire, Supreme Court | 6 Comments »
Posted on May 3, 2013 by Laureli K Mallek, Esq.
When you get a new case, you’ll be focused on legal theories and general procedural rules, but don’t forget that the practice of law is local and knowing about the court’s local rules and required forms is critical to your case going smoothly. Read more »
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Practice of Law, Young Lawyers | Tagged: court rules, electronic filing, filing court documents, Judicial Council, local forms, local rules, practice of law | 1 Comment »