Law firms increasingly turn to “cloud services” for processing and storing confidential client information because of their greater flexibility and efficiency. Use of “the cloud,” however, outsources the administration,...more
Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct...more
Disqualifying Celgard’s appellate counsel due to a conflict of interest, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a non-precedential opinion, found that Celgard’s preliminary injunction preventing LG Chem from...more
The Workers Compensation has broad jurisdiction to award or apportion attorneys’ fees in connection with counsel’s work before the Commission. But what if one of the attorneys didn’t appear before the Commission, and the...more
From legal adviser to business strategist to compliance officer, an in-house counsel typically finds herself playing multiple roles in her organization. Each role requires knowing the organization's business, understanding...more
Barry P. Goldberg is asked this question all the time. Usually, it is in the context of a perfectly good client wanting to switch lawyers to one that is reasonably responsive. I say “reasonably” because most of these...more
The California Supreme Court has returned to the State Bar 17 revisions to the California Rules of Professional Conduct that the Bar had previously submitted to the court. The court asked the State Bar to set up a second...more
Attention has recently been paid to the duty of competence outlined in comment 8 to ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1, which requires lawyers to understand the “benefits and risks associated with relevant...more
In this presentation:
- ABA Survey Of Attorney Social Media Use In Aug 2013
- Social Media Is Here To Stay….
- Social Media Platforms In Play For Attorneys
- Social Media At Issue
Discovery can bring the best of times and worst of times. I recently had a case dismissed outright the morning after a deposition because the information obtained by the witnesses was so helpful to our defense of the case....more
Seasoned litigators know how important it can be to have a good relationship with courtroom staff. Bringing holiday treats or morning coffee can certainly bolster that relationship, but is it ok to do?
As a matter of professional responsibility, California attorneys must avoid conflicts of interest with current and former clients. Beyond these ethical obligations, there are also practical reasons to avoid a new client who...more
You’re litigating a case and your client dies. What do you do? What are your ethical obligations?
One of the first questions you have to ask yourself when you client dies is, “who is my client now?” The answer is...more
Not surprisingly, California’s legal ethics rules have a lot to say about how attorneys relate to jurors. Here are 5 do’s and don’ts when it comes to attorney-juror interaction....more
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