Cheating on a spouse can be expensive. And it’s common for a spouse involved in marital infidelity to use community property financial resources to fund the affair. Can the cuckolded spouse get paid back on divorce? Continue reading
When taking the deposition of a party, make sure to cover these five areas. Continue reading
When serving a 30-day or 60-day notice to terminate a month-to-month tenancy, keep in mind these rules for computing the days so that you don’t get it wrong. Continue reading
The following is a guest blog post by Renee Galente Stackhouse. Renee is the founder and trial lawyer at Stackhouse, APC, where she focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury and military defense in San Diego. She is the immediate past President of California Women Lawyers, President of the CWL Foundation, Chair of the CLA SSF Section, and sits on the Board of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Potential clients and referrals are out there on social media platforms and you can’t afford to ignore them. The new California Rules of Professional Conduct, effective November 1, 2018, take social media realities into account and require changes to the way lawyers use social media. Continue reading
Breath testing is the most widely used method of determining whether someone is above the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. But its scientific basis has been questioned. This list provides defense counsel with several ways to challenge breath test evidence. Continue reading
The technology used for showing evidence at trial has changed greatly over the years, but the purpose of demonstrative evidence remains unchanged: it breaks the pattern of the trial, clarifies issues, maintains jury interest, and persuades. The challenge for attorneys is to capitalize on new technological resources without causing juror distraction, confusion, and frustration. Here are seven expert tips for meeting this challenge. Continue reading
In addition to vacation leave or paid time off, some employers offer personal leaves of absence. There’s no legal requirement to provide such leave, but many employers offer it, albeit with limitations. Continue reading
Before becoming a director, it’s important to evaluate the company. The company itself is the most important factor in the decision to accept a directorship. Here are six things to assess before saying “yes.” Continue reading
The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade secrets, networking, and using social media to develop business.
In the last year, attorney professionalism has been a hot topic. Courts are issuing sanctions more than ever against attorneys who engage in abusive and inappropriate, or even discourteous, behavior in and out of the court room. Experienced attorneys know the reasons to consider your level of professionalism in law practice—and what it can cost if you don’t. Continue reading