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Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    A revocable living trust can be a very viable solution for you if you want to facilitate efficient postmortem asset transfers. If you use a last will, the will must be admitted to probate unless the estate is modest. The heirs to the estate…
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    If you are exposed to the federal estate tax, a qualified personal residence trust can be a useful tax efficiency tool. Most people are not faced with estate tax exposure, because the credit or exclusion is relatively high. For the rest of…
  • Nov 20

    What Is Medicaid?

    What Is Medicaid?
    There can be some confusion between the Medicaid program and the Medicare program, and in California, Medi-Cal enters the picture. We will endeavor to provide some answers in this blog post. Need-Based Health Insurance Medicaid is a…
Rank this Week: 2652

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Nov 22

    Pat Moynihan on The Irish.

    Pat Moynihan on The Irish.
    There's no point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually. I guess that we thought we had a little more time. --Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then-Assistant Secretary for Labor, a...
  • Nov 20

    I hardly knew ye: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)

    I hardly knew ye: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)
    Tomorrow, November 22, marks the 51st anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination in downtown Dallas, Texas. He was 46 years old. If Kennedy had lived, and were alive today, he would be 97--not a completely inconceivable age for him to…
  • Nov 20

    Storytelling: To Judges, Juries, Friends and Foes.

    Storytelling: To Judges, Juries, Friends and Foes.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekhov with Maxim Gorky in Yalta, probably 1900...
Rank this Week: 140

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Debt Collectors Cannot Reveal Your Debt to Other People

    Debt Collectors Cannot Reveal Your Debt to Other People
    We have all had it happen: you owe someone money, a debt collector calls your house, and they tell your spouse, your kids, or your parents that you owe money. This can't be okay, can it? Generally, third-party contacts for...
  • Nov 21

    A Debt Collector Cannot Demand More Than is Owed

    A Debt Collector Cannot Demand More Than is Owed
    What do you do when a debt collector says you owe $10,000 but the documentation shows you owe less? You tell them that they are violating the law. Yes, it is true. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the...
  • Nov 20

    A debt collector may not call you at work - usually

    A debt collector may not call you at work - usually
    A debt collector will generally call you at home. Why? Because that is the number that was listed when you opened the account. But, sometimes, if you are really unlucky, they will call you at work. Are they allowed to...
Rank this Week: 1356

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
Rank this Week: 2027

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Nov 22

    Dr. Gruber, The President’s Lawlessness, And The IRS Emails: The Goldberg Indictment And The Sunday Show

    Dr. Gruber, The President’s Lawlessness, And The IRS Emails: The Goldberg Indictment And The Sunday Show
    Criticism of the Manhattan-Beltway media elite is growing again, and this time not about a particular story, but about general cluelessness about what the country is feeling/thinking about recent events, in particular three: Dr.…
  • Nov 21

    “President Declares a Political War He is Bound to Lose” By Clark S. Judge

    “President Declares a Political War He is Bound to Lose” By Clark S. Judge
    The weekly column rom Clark Judge: President Declares a Political War He is Bound to Lose By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute President Obama’s speech to the nation…
  • Nov 21

    The President’s Speech

    The President’s Speech
    So my short form reaction was tweeted out last night: POTUS speech was a Bayeux tapestry of half truths, lies, cliches and cringe-inducing bathos. The long form, well, listen to the four hour broadcast from Thursday via The Hughniverse.…
Rank this Week: 2216

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Nov 21

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA
    The California Attorney General's office filed suit accusing AT&T of disposing of hazardous electronic waste over a 9-year period of time. The $51 million settlement was announced on the same day that the Attorney General filed suit. The…
  • Nov 15

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4
    Sometimes chemicals designed for safety can themselves become deadly. For example, NBC reports that Saturday morning a chemical used to odorize natural gas, and thus warn people of the presence of the potentially explosive gas, itself leaked…
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
Rank this Week: 578

Immigration Employment

Immigration Employment

Covers employment-based immigration. By Charles Miller.

http://immigrationemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama's Immigration Speech: "We were strangers once, too".

    President Obama's Immigration Speech: "We were strangers once, too".
    By Charles M. Miller, Partner Miller Law Offices On November 20, 2014, President Obama delivered a speech which introduced the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions, an executive order that will provide wide-reaching relief to millions…
  • Nov 19

    President Obama Immigration Address Thursday, November 20, 2014 5PM Pacific/8 Eastern

    President Obama Immigration Address Thursday, November 20, 2014 5PM Pacific/8 Eastern
    President Obama will give a live address tomorrow at 8 pm(ET) to lay out the executive actions he will be taking to fix our broken immigration system. Additionally, on Friday afternoon, the President is planning to fully unveil the plan in…
  • Oct 12

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Infosys Immigration Case Featured at Stanford Law School Symposium
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the featured speaker at Stanford Law School's Fourth Annual Worksite Immigration Compliance Symposium to be held October 28, 2014, on the University's campus.The Symposium will also feature a…
Rank this Week: 4230

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Nov 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
  • Nov 5

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election
    Although the Republicans had a sizable victory in last night’s midterm elections, and even picked up a few seats in the California state legislature, workers in California and across the U.S. scored some major…
Rank this Week: 1777

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Nov 21

    Summary of November 19, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 19, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Nov 19

    Aiding and abetting murder opinion filing tomorrow

    Aiding and abetting murder opinion filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Smith, which will decide whether the defendant was properly convicted of murder under the natural and probable consequences theory of aiding and abetting. The court asked…
  • Nov 18

    Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 926

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization
    Erin and I attended the 18th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) co-sponsored by Loyola Law School and the UCLA School of Law, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy on November 20 and 21. Here are…
  • Nov 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 21, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 21, 2014
    The highlight of my past week was speaking at and attending the Independent Sector Annual Conference. Have a listen to Miri Ben-Ari‘s Symphony of Brotherhood while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week (Independent…
  • Nov 17

    UBIT – Issues for Shared Space

    UBIT – Issues for Shared Space
      I will be speaking this week for The Nonprofit Centers Network on unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”) related issues faced by nonprofits providing shared space with other individuals or entities.  As we’ve…
Rank this Week: 1449

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1249

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    DriveMode App Discourages Distracted Driving

    DriveMode App Discourages Distracted Driving
    DriveMode App Discourages Distracted Driving From texting-teens and distracted adult drivers behind the wheel, it’s no secret that texting-while-driving has become a dangerous and deadly epidemic on U.S. roadways. Earlier this month, we…
  • Nov 21

    Semi Truck Crash on Highway 101

    Semi Truck Crash on Highway 101
    Semi Truck Crash on Highway 101 On Sunday afternoon, a big rig overturned on Highway 101 in Montecito. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened sometime before 2:00 p.m., just past the Hot Springs Road exit ramp.…
  • Nov 21

    Head-on Collision Involving Teen Driver

    Head-on Collision Involving Teen Driver
    Head-on Collision Involving Teen Driver On Saturday evening, a head-on collision sent four people to the hospital in San Diego. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the incident happened at around 7:45 p.m. on Pomerado Road, near Scripps Ranch…
Rank this Week: 3955

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie

    Pres Obama Executive Order Protects Immigrant Familie
    With President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration issues, the phone has been ringing constantly at both the Pasadena and Palm Springs offices. The Law Offices of J Craig Fong has fielded over 50 telephone inquiries this…
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
  • Nov 15

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration
    The Immigration Law Offices of J Craig Fong has many, many clients from the Philippines, both at the Los Angeles office and the Palm Springs office. Last week, the Philippine Islands suffered catastrophic damage from the winds and rain of...
Rank this Week: 4424

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 868

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charge

    Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charge
    Los Angeles DUI charges involving celebrities inevitably attract ridiculous amounts of attention from the press and from the lay public – and for understandable reasons. We look up to celebrities, even if they became famous because of…
  • Nov 19

    Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!

    Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!
    Many people think about Los Angeles DUI accidents or incidents in a monolithic fashion. In other words, a DUI is a DUI. However, as anyone who has dealt hands on with these types of cases can tell you, DUIs are incredibly diverse. For…
  • Nov 12

    Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December

    Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December
    Even if your Los Angeles DUI story wound up in the news because you did or said something ridiculous to the police or got involved in a serious or fatal accident, you probably will not get nearly as much media scrutiny for what you did as…
Rank this Week: 1281

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime
    Happy Asker, the CEO and founder of a popular Michigan-based pizza chain has been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States government and 32 counts of tax crimes, including 28 counts of aiding and assisting the filing of false…
  • Nov 18

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern
    The Reverend Al Sharpton has always been one of those controversial figures that people either love or hate.  If you’re in the “hate him” camp, then you probably list his sketchy personal finances as one of your…
  • Nov 14

    Lavish Spending is Not Tax Evasion

    Lavish Spending is Not Tax Evasion
    A recent court decision took up the question of whether lavish spending alone, in the face of a tax debt, should be considered willful tax evasion.  Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts, is one of those super wealthy, elite class…
Rank this Week: 3221

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1648

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced he will provide immediate relief for many of those impacted by of our immigration system, and he is offering Congress an architecture for the permanent reforms. Under the new policies…
  • Nov 17

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Collects Original Civil Document
    As of November 12, 2014, immigrant visa applicants at non-electronic processing posts will be instructed to submit photocopies of their civil documents by mail to the National Visa Center (NVC). When the appointment is scheduled, NVC will…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student

    U.S. and China Agree to Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Student
    The U.S. Department of State announced that starting November 12, 2014, the U.S. will issue extended visas to Chinese business travelers, tourists, students, and exchange visitors in accordance with the new reciprocal agreement between the…
Rank this Week: 3974

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 21

    Think Before Relocating Children

    Think Before Relocating Children
    One parent may think that moving their children after a separation or divorce may be the best way to get a start on a new life. Before making a serious decision to relocate to another place with a child, there are some things any parent…
  • Nov 20

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?
    When a couple has been together for a long period of time, dividing assets and property in a divorce can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Even if the divorce is completely amicable, deciding who gets what can be extremely…
  • Nov 19

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce
    Following a divorce, you will likely be the only one making financial decisions for yourself and it may be overwhelming. Many people have never been in control of their own finances or have no idea what accounts they have or what bills they…
Rank this Week: 591

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight
    In Stockton, car accident lawyers experience first-hand, some of the crucial mistakes made by injured parties at the scene of an accident. The minutes after an accident are often charged with emotion that, our personal injury attorneys say,…
  • Oct 23

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge
    In Stockton, dog bite lawyers at Sette Law know that broad knowledge of state and local laws is critical to helping victims receive just compensation for their injuries. And, it’s important to recognize that although victims have legal…
  • Oct 23

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton
    Bicycle accident lawyers at Sette Law in Stockton look at national trends regarding safety for residents who enjoy bike riding for fun and recreation. Those statistics, according to our Stockton personal injury attorneys, show a heightened…
Rank this Week: 858

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Get your own estimate after a car accident

    Get your own estimate after a car accident
    After you are involved in a car crash, you need to get your car fixed. For most people, this is their top priority. They want their car fixed - and they want it fixed now. Most insurance companies are going...
  • Nov 20

    Document your claim with picture

    Document your claim with picture
    After a car accident, you need to prove your claim. The burden is on you, or your attorney if you hire one (and you should), to prove that you were injured and the value of those injuries. There are a...
  • Nov 19

    There are no formulas and an attorney can help you

    There are no formulas and an attorney can help you
    These two things baffle most people because the insurance companies like telling everyone that they are not true. But, alas, they are true. First, despite what the adjuster might tell you, and what you will read on the internet, there...
Rank this Week: 2487

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Sacramento and Stockton worker's compensation, personal injury and auto accident topics. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento

    Dealing with a Car Accident in Sacramento
    Personal injury attorneys with Sette Law frequently work with victims of car accidents in Sacramento. Accident lawyers deal with the outcome of missteps on the part of injured victims in the immediate aftermath of the accident – a…
  • Oct 21

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento

    Pedestrian hit by Bike Rider seeks Compensation in Sacramento
    Bicycle accident lawyers in Sacramento will watch the development of an accident claim that focuses on code governing pedestrian safety in Sacramento. Bicycle accidents have become increasingly common as residents choose bikes over cars for…
  • Oct 21

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento

    Dangerous Dogs threaten Neighborhood Safety in Sacramento
    Dog bite lawyers at Sette Law pay close attention to legal cases involving death or injuries. Unfortunately, it’s the most spectacular and deadly incidents that grab headlines. But our Sacramento dog bite attorneys are keenly aware of…
Rank this Week: 4753

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
  • Oct 28

    No where to turn

    No where to turn
    Hi my name is Saleema and I reside in Philadelphia. I have two children. Okay so an assault happened in 2009 and the assaulted accused me, don’t ask me why but I was not there I didn’t even see the […] The post No where to…
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
Rank this Week: 903

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine
    In any business venture, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is essential. These vary significantly depending on your industry and the jurisdiction in which you operate. In some cases, you may be subject to licensing and…
  • Nov 14

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe
    Breaking away from the rest and forming your own business is a dream for many people. Business entrepreneurship can be a risky but rewarding venture, and it's possible to achieve great success in your new company. Although running a business…
  • Nov 7

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
    Sometimes, avoiding litigation in a legal dispute is the best way to achieve a resolution. Mediation and arbitration may be viable alternatives to reduce the time and money spent litigating. Here are some pros and cons to choosing meditation…
Rank this Week: 4695

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 2872

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 1250

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Nov 21

    Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap

    Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap
    Over the last year, we have read many news stories and seen various advertisements related to California’s medical malpractice cap. A ballot initiative, Prop. 46, aimed to raise the current cap to $1.1 million and to allow for inflation…
  • Nov 17

    Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?

    Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?
    Sky-High Ambulance Costs Deter Injury Victims When you have sustained an injury in a severe accident, it is important to seek immediate medical care.  Only a trained healthcare professional can assess the severity of your injuries, and…
  • Nov 7

    Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?

    Spinal Cord Injury Breakthroughs: Fact or Fiction?
    Many Californians who suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries maintain the hope that scientific innovations will result in the possibility to recover from paralysis.  But how realistic is such a cure?  According to a recent…
Rank this Week: 491

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case
    Did you know that Southern California is home to the largest Latino and Asian populations in the country? According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, elderly persons within these populations may not be getting a fair deal in elder…
  • Nov 14

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County
    First Nursing Home Facility Rating System in California As the population of California continues to age, and more baby boomers find themselves thinking about San Diego assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, it is becoming more…
  • Nov 6

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Who looks out for aging Californians who do not have relatives our outside caregivers to keep an eye out for the signs of elder abuse?  The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is in place to make sure that older adults…
Rank this Week: 1581

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw

Features information, tidbits, and stories of legal interest to California paralegals. By Lori Paul.

http://lorijpaul.com
  • Nov 21

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”

    Kansas Attorney Disbarred for “Inexplicable Incompetence”
    In another ABA Journal article, a lawyer in Kansas who told jurors his capital murder client was a “professional drug dealer” and a “shooter of people” has been disbarred for “inexplicable incompetence.”…
  • Nov 21

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele

    California Bar Fires Back at Former Fired Bar Leader, Claiming His Suit is Basele
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, The State Bar of California is firing back after its former executive director claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired for exposing “egregious improprieties.” The bar says the lawsuit by…
  • Nov 20

    California Courtroom Closure

    California Courtroom Closure
    The California Bar Journal reported that due to budget cuts, the state’s trial courts have been devastated. To see where the closures have occurred in your county and which parts of the state have been hit the hardest, click on this…
Rank this Week: 4510

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Nov 21

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark

    Lucasfilm Opposes "Empire Strikes Bock" Beer Trademark
    IPNews® - Lucasfilm, the creator of the Star Wars franchise, has filed a trademark opposition against a small brewery in Syracuse, N.Y. Empire Brewing Co. wants to trademark a German lager it calls "Empire Strikes Bock," which has grown…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Rules "Blurred Lines" Bears Copyright Similarities to Marvin Gaye's Song

    Judge Rules "Blurred Lines" Bears Copyright Similarities to Marvin Gaye's Song
    IPNews® - A judge has ruled that a copyright infringement case regarding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines," should go to trial. Music legend Marvin Gaye's family has alleged that "Blurred Lines" is a copyright…
  • Oct 31

    Denon Faces Lawsuit over Allegation of Speaker Patent Infringement

    Denon Faces Lawsuit over Allegation of Speaker Patent Infringement
    IPNews® - Sonos, a manufacturer of wireless home music systems, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Denon alleging that its newest lines of speakers bear striking similarities to Sonos products. In its complaint, Sonos says…
Rank this Week: 3352

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Correction

    Correction
    The "birthday party" item Nov. 20, 2014, incorrectly stated that Anne Holden wrote CIRM blog piece on the "bubble boy" researchat UCLA. It was actually Todd Dubnicoff who wrote the article on the agency's blog, The Stem Cellar.
  • Nov 20

    Birthday Party for California's 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

    Birthday Party for California's 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program
    Fred Lesikar, a heart attack victim aided bya CIRM-backed cell treatmentCIRM photoThe California stem cell agency today celebrated its 10thbirthday with a media event in Los Angeles where its supporters declared that the effort marked…
  • Nov 19

    Correction

    Correction
    The 10th anniversary media event item today incorrectly said that the news conference will be at UCLA. It will be at USC.
Rank this Week: 227

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Starbucks Suffers from a Holiday Promotion Gone Awry [e121]

    Starbucks Suffers from a Holiday Promotion Gone Awry [e121]
    Nasir and Matt close out the week by talking about the Starbucks’ promotion that resulted in untended buy one get one free offers.   The guys then answer, “Can I have one of my employees also be a contractor for special…
  • Nov 20

    Should I Organize My Business as a Professional Corporation?

    Should I Organize My Business as a Professional Corporation?
    The professional corporation, or PC, is a form of business organization available under various state laws to narrow list of licensed professionals, including doctors, dentists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. Decisions about business form…
  • Nov 19

    Why the USPS Data Breach was Significantly Different [e120]

    Why the USPS Data Breach was Significantly Different [e120]
    The guys discuss the recent data breach at the US Postal Service that led to confidential employee information being compromised.  They also answer the question, “What do I need to do to my guest room to make it a writeoff for my…
Rank this Week: 1794

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Certain Uncertainty

    Certain Uncertainty
    As the token Californian on the Blogger's Panel at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas yesterday, I drew fire from moderator Mark Walls, and a bit of derision from my fellow panelists."Mark, you know why…
  • Nov 20

    Serendipitous Repetition

    Serendipitous Repetition
    Serendipity seems to follow me.I was, of course, at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference at the Mandalay in Vegas last night, attending a cocktail party, and became engaged with a Certified Shorthand Reporter, aka…
  • Nov 19

    10 Challenges, Simple Mission

    10 Challenges, Simple Mission
    Just in time for the Blogger's Panel at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference in Vegas this week, Insurance Journal reporter Andrea Wells interviewed several folks (including Blogger panelist Joe Paduda) about the 10…
Rank this Week: 1032

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Do Some Companies Already Have Fee-Shifting Provisions (And Not Know It)?

    Do Some Companies Already Have Fee-Shifting Provisions (And Not Know It)?
    A lot of folks these days are arguing and writing about fee-shifting bylaws as if they were some kind of novel and sudden irruption, like Athena bursting from Zeus’ skull.  This overlooks the existence of…
  • Nov 20

    Will The Courts Stop Deferring To SEC Interpretations?

    Will The Courts Stop Deferring To SEC Interpretations?
    In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a foundational principle of administrative law.  When a court reviews an agency’s construction of a statute that it administers, the court should: Ascertain whether the statute is…
  • Nov 19

    When California Copied Rule 10b-5 Did It Shut The State Courthouse Door To Securities Fraud Suits?

    When California Copied Rule 10b-5 Did It Shut The State Courthouse Door To Securities Fraud Suits?
    Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides: “The district courts of the United States . . . shall have exclusive jurisdiction of violations of [the Exchange Act] or the rules and regulations thereunder, and of all…
Rank this Week: 468

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Nov 20

    Antitrust Injury and the Classic Antitrust Case of Brunswick Corp v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat

    Antitrust Injury and the Classic Antitrust Case of Brunswick Corp v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat
    Antitrust injury is one of the most commonly fought battles in antitrust litigation. It is also one of the least understood antitrust concepts. No matter what your antitrust theory, it is almost certain that you must satisfy antitrust-injury…
  • Nov 15

    Entrenching a Monopolist: the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the Cable-Company Merger

    Entrenching a Monopolist: the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the Cable-Company Merger
    An article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “FCC Questions AT&T Over Investment Pause: Company Freezes Plans to Build Ultrafast Internet Service.” The reason for the pause is the FCC’s flirtation with the idea…
  • Nov 13

    The Antitrust Danger of Trade Associations with Power

    The Antitrust Danger of Trade Associations with Power
    The trade association necessitates a delicate balancing act between anticompetitive conduct condemned by the antitrust laws and pro-competitive information-sharing and best practices that ultimately help consumers. Trade associations should…
Rank this Week: 2209

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 126

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Bicyclist Struck and Severely Injured in Laguna Wood

    Bicyclist Struck and Severely Injured in Laguna Wood
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
  • Nov 19

    Man Hit by Pickup Truck and Killed in Ramona

    Man Hit by Pickup Truck and Killed in Ramona
    Man Dies After Struck by Pickup Truck   Crossing the road at anytime is pretty scary and can be quite dangerous. However, crossing an interstate on foot is reckless and even scarier. According to the CHP (California Highway Patrol) a man…
  • Nov 18

    Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Laguna Wood

    Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Laguna Wood
    Male Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle and In Critical Condition   According to the local authorities, a seventy-three year old had been hospitalized due to being in a grave condition on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he…
Rank this Week: 1865

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Thanksgiving Driving in Santa Clara County

    Thanksgiving Driving in Santa Clara County
    Holiday driving can be dangerous  Last year AAA estimated that more than 39 million people were going to travel by car 50 or more miles for Thanksgiving. Closer to home, in Santa Clara County, a 66-year-old man driving a motor home along…
  • Oct 30

    Seatbelts Are California Law | Sunnyvale, CA Auto Accident

    Seatbelts Are California Law | Sunnyvale, CA Auto Accident
    Fatalities occur in car crashes when occupants do not wear their seat belts Recently a man decided to operate a vehicle after attending a birthday celebration where alcohol was being served. Several others got into his Honda Accord and after…
  • Oct 11

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver

    What You Should Know about Distracted Driver
    California law prohibits texting while driving Eighty percent of vehicle crashes occur because of some type of driver inattention. The number one source of driver distraction is talking or texting on a cell phone.  According to the…
Rank this Week: 1968

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Dec. 2 -- You gonna go Federal or State?

    Dec. 2 -- You gonna go Federal or State?
    Ok, SoCal Appellate Fanatics, what are you gonna do the evening of December 2?FBA-LA is throwing a Tribute to Chief Judge Kozinski at the Chambers Courthouse in Pasadena. Flyer here.But the Italian American Lawyers Association's Supreme Court…
  • Nov 20

    iPads at the Lectern!

    iPads at the Lectern!
    Effective November 1, 2014 the Fourth District  implemented the following electronic devices policy (which the 5th District has had all this year):Uniform Policy on Public Use of Electronic Devices in Court of Appeal Court RoomsLaptop…
  • Nov 20

    5th DCA to follow the 1st in using TrueFiling

    5th DCA to follow the 1st in using TrueFiling
     Starting in 2015, all attorneys submitting documents for filing in any appeal or original proceeding with the 5th DCA must file electronically through an electronic filing system, known as TrueFiling, developed in partnership with the…
Rank this Week: 4856

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    DUI Collision In Reseda Kills Elderly Passenger

    DUI Collision In Reseda Kills Elderly Passenger
    Justina Lerrea, 89, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident that involved multiple vehicles and a driver, who officials say, was under the influence. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred early morning on…
  • Nov 19

    Bicyclist Injured In Orange County Collision

    Bicyclist Injured In Orange County Collision
    A 73-year-old man was critically injured in a bicycle accident in Laguna Woods early morning on November 15, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near Moulton Parkway and Santa…
  • Nov 18

    Boy Struck And Killed In Riverside DUI Collision

    Boy Struck And Killed In Riverside DUI Collision
    Giovanni Valle, 13, was struck and killed in a DUI crash in Riverside while walking to school the morning of November 12, 2014. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal crash, which officials say involved a driver under…
Rank this Week: 64

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 20

    NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall

    NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall
    On Tuesday November 18, federal safety officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement that called on auto manufacturers to issue a nationwide recall of any vehicle equipped with Takata…
  • Nov 13

    AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Most people may not have realized it, but the last week of October was Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. Although there seems to be holidays and weeks for all types of random things, the fact that drowsy driving has its own awareness week…
  • Nov 12

    Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Driver

    Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Driver
    With the 2014 holiday season just around the corner, now is a great time to prepare yourself for safe travels. According to researchers, only 31% of all alcohol-related highway deaths occur outside of the holiday season. In fact, 40% of…
Rank this Week: 692

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Hart, King & Coldren Blog

Covers California real estate law.

http://www.hkclaw.com/topic/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Writ Petitions and Administrative Records – At What Cost?

    Writ Petitions and Administrative Records – At What Cost?
    Our modern world has created a framework where many factual and legal decisions are made by administrative agencies. Decisions of administrative agencies are typically reviewed by superior courts pursuant to provisions in California Code of…
  • Nov 18

    Kurt Knepper Joins Hart King

    Kurt Knepper Joins Hart King
    We are pleased to announce that Kurt Knepper has joined the firm as an associate in our litigation and manufactured housing practice groups. Kurt represent clients in California and has represented clients in Texas. He has a multi-faceted…
  • Nov 12

    Accomplished Law Firm Hart King is One of South Coast Metro’s Pioneer

    Accomplished Law Firm Hart King is One of South Coast Metro’s Pioneer
    Reprinted with the permission of South Coast Metro360. One of Southern California’s most respected law firms, Hart King, and the South Coast Metro Alliance have something in common. Both were founded in the early 1980s. Back then, the…
Rank this Week: 1867

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Love & Business: The Pro’s and Cons of Your Life Partner as Your Business Partner

    Love & Business: The Pro’s and Cons of Your Life Partner as Your Business Partner
    The person you love is so smart and capable, wouldn’t he or she be a great fit as a business partner? Maybe yes, maybe no. Mixing family and business has many potential upsides and downsides. Although family run businesses are common,…
  • Nov 14

    Too Much Demand, Not Enough Supply for Chinese Seeking Immigrant Investor Visa

    Too Much Demand, Not Enough Supply for Chinese Seeking Immigrant Investor Visa
    Wealthy Chinese investors must see the U.S. as a good place to put their money and their families. The annual supply of EB-5 immigrant investor visas has been exhausted for the first time in the program’s 24 year history. A surge of…
  • Oct 30

    Keeping Your Corporate House in Order

    Keeping Your Corporate House in Order
    Corporate housekeeping is not very sexy. Business magazines don’t do full color spreads about corporate paperwork matters. It may not be on top of your ‘to do’ list either. But it’s critical to maintaining your…
Rank this Week: 1808

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu
    Determining whether employees are exempt from overtime requirements under California law is more difficult than determining their status under federal law. Under federal law, exempt status depends on an employee’s primary duty and the…
  • Nov 11

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage
    With Republicans taking control of the Senate, an increase in the US minimum wage ($7.25) seems unlikely anytime soon. However, California’s minimum wage stands at $9 and will increase to $10 on January 1, 2016. On a local level,…
Rank this Week: 2097

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground

    Owner Held Liable for Property Damage on 'Nuisance' Ground
    Most every set of Homeowners Association ("HOA") CC&Rs contain a provision prohibiting conduct which constitutes a "nuisance." That conduct often includes "noxious, illegal or offensive activities," anything which "unreasonably interferes…
  • Nov 18

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014

    Tinnelly Law Group Accolades - November 2014
    We are privileged for the opportunities we have to build relationships with our HOA clients throughout the state of California. We are humbled when board members and managers take the time to express their appreciation for the work we provide…
  • Nov 7

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area

    AB 968 Signed: Clarifying Repair/Replacement of Exclusive Use Common Area
    *New Legislation A common legal issue affecting Homeowners Associations ("HOAs") deals with determining the extent of the HOA's maintenance and repair responsibilities versus those of its homeowners. Most sets of HOA CC&Rs address the…
Rank this Week: 3209