Posted on September 30, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Much of our economy today uses electronic technology, so it seemed inevitable that employers would look into electronic pay. Continue reading
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: debit cards, employees, employers, McDonalds, paycard, paycheck, payroll, payroll debit cards, wage and hour law, Walmart | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 27, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When you win a judgment in your client’s favor, it’s not the time to go casual; instead, draft your judgment with the formalities that will make it valid and enforceable. Continue reading
Filed under: Litigation Strategy, Young Lawyers | Tagged: certainty requirement, drafting a judgment, enforcement, enforcing a judgment, judgments, valid judgment | 3 Comments »
Posted on September 25, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Some landlords just can’t let go; they pop into their rented premises unexpectedly under a misguided belief that it’s somehow their right as owner. Not so. A landlord’s right to enter premises occupied by the tenant is strictly circumscribed under California law. But unfortunately for tenants, redress for illegal landlord entry is hard to come by. Continue reading
Filed under: Landlord/Tenant Law, Legal Topics, Real Property Law | Tagged: illegal entry, landlord-tenant law, tenants' rights, unlawful entry | 3 Comments »
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Law and motion practice is the nuts and bolts of litigation and fertile ground for training new attorneys. To make sure you don’t miss anything the next time you’re hit with a notice of motion, here’s a handy checklist to use. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Pretrial Matters, Young Lawyers | Tagged: law and motion practice, noticed motion, opposition, opposition papers | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 20, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
A prospective client is coming to you for an initial interview. Your mission is to get some basic information, so that you can figure out what legal issues are involved. Continue reading
Filed under: Practice of Law, Young Lawyers | Tagged: attorney-client relationship, client interview, client questionnaire, conflict of interest, new client, practice of law, prospective client | 9 Comments »
Posted on September 18, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Although very similar, there are differences between questioning a witness at trial versus at deposition. Do you know the differences and why they matter? Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Young Lawyers | Tagged: cross-examination, direct examination, discovery, oral deposition, questioning, trial | 7 Comments »
Posted on September 16, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Your client is arrested and will appear in a lineup. Would you know what to bring and what to do at the lineup? Continue reading
Filed under: Criminal Law, Legal Topics, Young Lawyers | Tagged: arrest, criminal defendant, criminal defense, defense attorney, lineup, police lineup | 1 Comment »