When you met her during drop-off at your children's school she seemed like such a modest woman, hair pulled back in a pony tail as she kissed her kid goodbye at the classroom door. You never would have guessed what she and her…more
The holidays can be a hectic time for any family. There is stress related to throwing the perfect party, associating with that challenging family member, and buying your child the perfect gift.
Divorcing parents may…more
On October 21, 2013 news spread around the Bay Area when Kanye West rented out AT&T Park and proposed to girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, with a 15-carat sparkler. The ring was a flawless emerald cut diamond designed by Lorraine…more
It may seem like a treat when you sit down at a local coffee shop, or lay down on the bed at a fancy hotel after a long day of traveling to see “Free Wi-Fi” pop up on your tablet, laptop or smartphone. Especially when there is…more
I was saddened last week with the news of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s reported separation after 22 years of marriage.
I am not ashamed to admit it, but I am a fan of their amazingly successful television reality series,…more
The California Supreme Court’s recent clarification of the fraud exception to the Parol Evidence Rule weakened the effect of contract integration clauses, and may mean lengthier, and more costly, litigation for businesses. In…more
Paralegals are one of the fastest growing careers in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 18.3 percent employment growth for paralegals between 2010 and 2020, adding 46,900 positions. Despite this growth, many…more
The need to stay connected these days applies not only to our social universe, but also to our business universe. The result is a trend known as “bring your own device” or “BYOD.” BYOD is the practice where employees use their…more
Are you considering attending law school, but do not know if you can swing it and keep that full time job you have at a law firm? Let me assure you, it is possible to work full time at a firm and attend law school. But you…more
The movement toward equal rights for women and minorities has a long and storied history. Organizations that strive for equality for all races, genders, and religions can trace their origins back to a small gathering in upstate…more
Working in the information technology (IT) field for over 10 years, I find that nothing surprises me anymore. Your information is out there, and there are many ways to track it. An attorney came to me recently and said a…more
An expert deposition may be the last place one would expect to have an “Ah-ha!” moment, but it can happen. Some lawyers are intimidated when deposing an expert. One might assume, “Experts are skilled testifiers—they never slip…more
First impressions are forever. Whether you are Carmela Soprano, Tony Soprano or Average Joe calling, the person who takes the call must make an impression as well as get an impression of the potential client…more
Many people have the misconception that working in a smaller law firm (30 attorneys or less) means you cannot have an abundance of resources and technology at your disposal. Some firms, however, make you feel like you are…more
It is no surprise that most lawyers are not familiar with the intricacies associated with electronically stored information (ESI)…more
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