Categories
Civil Litigation Legal Ethics Legal Topics Litigation Strategy Practice of Law

Don’t Let Clients Push You Too Far

Yes, you have a duty to represent your client zealously. But don’t let your zeal for your client’s case trump your duty to prosecute only meritorious cases. It won’t fly to say, “My client made me do it.” Your duty to the judicial process transcends any client’s agenda. Check out a recent smackdown from a California appellate court.

Categories
Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics

What Does It Mean to “Meet and Confer” on a Discovery Dispute?

meeting_E013754Before moving to compel discovery responses, California law requires that the parties “meet and confer.” But what do you actually have to do to meet that requirement?