5 Ideas on What Attorneys Can Do About the California Courts in Crisis

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The news out of the California justice system is somewhere between dire and disastrous. All signs indicate it’s only going to get worse in California, and attorneys are scrambling for ways to deal with this crisis. What can we in the legal community do? This article suggests steps attorneys can take to handle the overburdened court system and help ameliorate its unacceptable delays. Learn about effective use of 998 settlements, how to work up your case for best early resolution, how to use the new one-day trial law, how to stipulate to a private judge, and how to most effectively prepare for mediation and arbitration using visual presentations to treat ADR like the trial it is. These tips can help litigators move cases forward in spite of the state's decimated hamstrung branch where getting a courtroom is increasingly difficult.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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