Hiring a Disbarred Colleague May Jeopardize Your Own License

While most law firms would not consider hiring a disbarred or suspended…


Impulsive Use of E-Mails May Trigger a State Bar Inquiry

Rule 5-100 of the State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits an attorney…


Jury Fees Must Be Posted Before Case Management Conference Under New California Law

Pursuant to California's new SB-1021 (2012), "[t]he advance jury fee deposit…


Email Disclaimers: Legal Effect in American Courts

Boilerplate email disclaimers have become so commonplace that many of us don’t…


Why is it Legal Malpractice?

The documents are clear! I see another major law firm has been sued for legal…


The Value of a Lawyer’s Reputation

“You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do" said Henry Ford.…


Discovery Documents

Jumbled Document Production Equals $74,809 In Sanctions

“Document Dump” Falls Back on “Dumpster” We’ve all received copies of documents…