Posted on April 28, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Posted on April 25, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Your carefully planned cross-examination will be worthless if you manage to irritate the jury. Keep in mind that the jury often focuses more on counsel than the witness. Before your next cross-examination, check out these common irritants and how to avoid them. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: attorney, cross-examination, irritating the jury, jury, jury boredom, questioning, trial, trial counsel, trial skills, witnesses | 3 Comments »
Posted on April 23, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
One of the most difficult concepts to accept for those with some form of “incapacity” is a restriction on their ability to drive. And taking away the car keys from someone else is one of the hardest things to do. Here’s an overview of how California’s DMV deals with driving capacity issues and what to do when an elderly client wants to get the keys back. Continue reading
Filed under: Elder Law | Tagged: capacity, DMV, driver's license, driving, elderly drivers, incapacity, older drivers | 2 Comments »
Posted on April 21, 2014 by CEB
The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg.
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Family Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments, Tort Law | Tagged: affirmative defense, lab report, litigation privilege, negligence, paternity action, paternity test, privileged communication | 2 Comments »
Posted on April 18, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: attorneys, direct examination, forgetful witness, litigation, marking exhibits, past recollection recorded, refreshing recollection, trial, trial exhibit, trial objections, witness | 2 Comments »
Posted on April 16, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or licensing fees, but even the biggies in the tech industry use FOSS. Despite its common use, FOSS carries risks and you need to do your due diligence.
Filed under: Business Law, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics | Tagged: FOSS, free software, mergers & acquisitions, open-source, software license, source code, tech industry, technology | 2 Comments »