Posted on February 28, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Posted on February 26, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Litigators learn early that you can’t use leading questions during direct examination. But that’s not always true. You can ask leading questions on direct or redirect examination in certain “special circumstances where the interests of justice otherwise require.” But what circumstances are those? Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: attorneys, direct examination, leading questions, questioning, trial, witness | 6 Comments »
Posted on February 24, 2014 by Bonnie Maly, Esq.
Foreclosures are declining in number, but they’re still occurring at above-normal rates. Whether you’re new to foreclosure practice or have been in it for years, these tips will help you meet the challenges of newly adopted and heavily revised statutes and regulations governing mortgage foreclosure in California. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Real Property Law | Tagged: borrower default, deed of trust, foreclosure, foreclosure litigation, Homeowner Bill of Rights, mortgages, trustee sale | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 21, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Thought law practice was all about the law? Think again. Your practice is like any other business—you need to offer excellent customer service to be a success. Here are some tips to help you master the art of customer service. Continue reading
Filed under: New Lawyers, Practice of Law, Starting a Law Practice | Tagged: attorney-client communication, attorneys, client communication, customer service, law practice | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 19, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Updated 8/17/15: Companies are increasingly turning to automated hold processes to make a legal hold smoother and more legally defensible.
Your client may have the responsibility to preserve electronic evidence, but how to you make sure everyone who has your client’s data gets that message? Send a “legal hold” or data preservation letter to all potential custodians of your client’s relevant data. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Evidence, Legal Topics | Tagged: data custodian, data destruction, discovery, electronic data, electronic evidence, evidence, legal hold letter, preservation of evidence | 2 Comments »
Posted on February 14, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
With love in the air on this Valentine’s Day, here’s a friendly reminder to keep it under check in the workplace. Preferring a lover over others at work may be a natural inclination, but it can lead to a sexual harassment claim. Continue reading
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: employees, employers, employment discrimination, harassment, quid pro quo, sexual harassment, workplace, workplace harassment | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 12, 2014 by Robert Denham, Esq
What do Bela Lugosi, Fred Astaire, and now Bing Crosby have in common? Astaire and Crosby appeared together in the film Holiday Inn, but all three have shaped the law on a deceased personality’s right of publicity. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Estate Planning, Legal Topics | Tagged: Bela Lugosi, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, posthumous right of publicity, right of publicity | 1 Comment »