Posted on March 4, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way around the rules, depending on your perspective. Continue reading
Filed under: Evidence, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: admissibility, evidence, jury, limited admissibility, limited purpose, limiting instruction, trial | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 27, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of their audiences. Continue reading
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Posted on February 25, 2015 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years.
It’s not uncommon for out-of-state attorneys to call California attorneys asking them to “just approve and sign a prenup.” The caller has drafted a premarital agreement in another state or country that he or she hopes will be enforced in California. Those hopes are usually dashed. Continue reading
Filed under: Divorce Law, Family Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: choice of law, foreign prenups, premarital agreements, prenups | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 23, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Continue reading
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Posted on February 18, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Do you feel like you learned a lot about contract law in law school, but very little on how to actually draft one? You’re not alone. Check out these principles of contract structure and organization, and you’ll have no problem drafting your next contract. Continue reading
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