McManis Faulkner

Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: 408.279.8700
Fax: 408.279.3244
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
11-24 Attorneys

Motions to Strike Added to CCP Section 472 in 2018

Up until 2017, the California Code of Civil Procedure (“Code”) was unclear as to how one was to calculate deadlines for amending pleadings without leave of court within the context of motions to strike. However, that…more
 /  Civil Procedure

5 Tips To Help Attorneys Start Social Media [Video]

Are you still at the starting line with your social media efforts? Here are 5 tips to help attorneys start social media: 1. Start with one social media platform; 2. Create a strong profile; 3. How to build…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing

What Changes Are In Store For California Employers in 2018?

As 2017 draws to a close, now is an opportune time for California employers to review the new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and ensure compliance. As with past years, the new crop of employment laws are…more
 /  Civil Rights, Construction Law, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Season of Giving... Become a BME… Best Mentor Ever!

There is no better time of the year to start giving. Sharing your business or courtroom experiences, leadership skills, and knowledge is an invaluable service you can give to a new lawyer or a fellow team member who might be…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Boo! “Witch” one should you have, HTTP or HTTPS?

With Halloween season here, it’s important to be aware of the spooks on the web. It is a scary online world, and now more than ever is the time to take measures to strengthen the security of your website…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: How to Protect Your Firm Against Cyber Threats

October is Cybersecurity awareness month. Now is a better time than ever to look at your current practices at the office and even at home. It is important to know that we all play a role in keeping our work and personal data…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lessons Learned: Website Redesign (Part 3)

Congratulations! After many months of hard work with designers, techno-wizards, and fellow teammates, your new website is up and running for the whole world to see. Sigh. Isn’t it pretty? You and your team have agonized over…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

Lessons Learned: Website Redesign (Part 2)

The decision is made: your firm is going to dive in - create a new website or redesign your existing one. I hope you had a chance to read my teammate Amanda Peth’s blog Lessons Learned: Website Redesign (Part 1) about when to…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

Lessons Learned: Website Redesign (Part 1)

Visually pleasing, descriptive, and easily digestible with clear yet engaging navigation - your website needs to encompass all of these features.  After all, your website is your firm in the online world.  Often it is the first…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing

Just Took the Bar Exam, Now What? [Video]

You just took the bar exam. You have survived hundreds of hours of studying. So, what now? For months you have meticulously scheduled every single day - when to wake up, what to eat, when to study, what time to go sleep, etc…more
 /  Education, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing

Make Blogging A Reality At Your Firm

If your goal is to start a firm blog this year, I wish you great success. In my experience, blogging does not come naturally to law firms but it has value. It may take more than one mention of your project to get it off the…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing

California Supreme Court Issues Sharp Reminder About Privacy and Discovery

On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in the matter of Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC) (Case No. S227228). At first glance, the opinion – which holds that an employee who brings a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

3 Quick Tips to Maintain Your Firm's Social Media Presence [Video]

Law firms and social media? Historically these two probably did not come to mind as an obvious duo. However, now, if you do not have a consistent social media presence, your firm/company is missing out on connecting and building…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing

You Just Took The Bar, Now What?

You just took the bar exam. You have survived hundreds of hours of studying. You have wrestled with the multi-day test. Let that sink in. Allow yourself to be proud of that accomplishment..…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Two Sides To The House Of Usher: Useful Tools for Child Support Advocacy

Sometimes even a 60 percent drop in income isn’t enough. In In re Marriage of Usher (2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 347, the Second District Court of Appeal held that the reduced monthly income of Kinka Usher (“Kinka”) from approximately…more
 /  Family Law
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