Suing a Doctor? Don’t Forget to Give Notice

doc_154186654There’s something you have to do before suing for medical malpractice in California: Give notice. Fail to provide the proper notice of intent to sue and you may face discipline. Continue reading

Get Your Jury Instructions Right

trial_78724437The trial is over, but don’t let down your guard yet: never underestimate the importance of the jury instructions. Continue reading

Organizing Discovery

table_165508067For discovery to be useful in a case, it must be organized. One effective way to organize discovery is with an issue table. Issue tables are a way to keep track of the main issues, the elements of the claims and defenses, and the relevant evidence. Continue reading

Immigration Issues Dos and Don’ts for Job Interviews

interview_164665580There are many subjects that require care when conducting a job interview. Immigration is definitely one of them. Given the increased awareness and sensitivity to immigration status issues, employers need to watch their questions. Continue reading

Keep an Eye Toward an Appeal

careful_87453733Trying a case is hard enough, but throughout trial you should also keep in the back of your mind the need to preserve the record for appeal.

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Second Bite at the Apple: How Unregistered Domestic Partners (and Other Cotenants) Can Still Avoid Property Tax Reassessment

tax_123145005Do 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. Continue reading

What Is a Debtor to Do When Judgment Day Comes?

debt_146748615After a money judgment has been entered against him or her, what can a debtor (or debtor’s attorney) do?

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The Secret to Better Legal Writing

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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8 Questions to Ask Before Making the Move for Summary Judgment

question_133773471Once you’ve considered the pros and cons of moving for summary judgment generally, you’re ready to get down to the specifics of your case and whether a summary judgment motion is the right move for you.

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The Pros and Cons of Moving for Summary Judgment

procon_153899206Given 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. Continue reading

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