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  • 12/15/2018 5:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    San Francisco Attorney Magazine

    Fall 2018 



    The first-of-its-kind measure guarantees that every tenant facing an eviction proceeding will have the right to an attorney from the outset.





  • 12/15/2018 5:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Legal Talk Radio 

    Published: December 7, 2018
    Podcast: Lawyer 2 Lawyer



    In November 2018, destructive fires erupted across the state of California, including the devastating “Woolsey Fire” and “Camp Fire”. The “Camp Fire” killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and 296 people are still unaccounted for, becoming both California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record.


    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dan Wade, Tiela Chalmers, and Michael Hart to discuss the recent California fires, the impact and aftermath, how to prepare for natural or man-made disasters and how attorneys can get involved with assisting disaster survivors.






  • 12/14/2018 8:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    University of Toronto Faculty of Law
    November 12, 2018



    A discussion between The Honorable Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and The Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, on the occasion of Justice Kagan receiving a U of T honorary Doctor of Laws.






  • 12/14/2018 8:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    November 2018 



    "In 2012, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct increased attention on technology’s role in legal ethics. For example, Model Rule 1.1 regarding competency requires that lawyers be “abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.”






  • 12/14/2018 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal News

    December 13, 2018


    "The bill requires states accepting federal funding to provide four core protections for youths, the Marshall Project reports. One protection is a limit on locking up youths for status offenses such as truancy and curfew violations. Second and third are requirements to generally keep juveniles out of adult jails and to separate them from adult inmates. A fourth protection addresses racial disparities by requiring data collection and a plan to address the problem."






  • 12/12/2018 10:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)


    Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library

    MCLE - Tomorrow - Thursday, December 13 at Noon

    got ethics?

    125 12th Street Oakland CA 510.208.4800

  • 12/08/2018 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    December 2018 

    Bryan Garner 


    "Transactional drafting is a fascinating field of study—and of practice. There are rigors on the one hand and lunacies on the other. The rigors involve accurately achieving the contracting parties’ desired result, preferably in a form they can comprehend. The lunacies involve using pastiche forms riddled with wildly inconsistent ways of expressing simple duties, absurd archaisms whose purpose few lawyers can explain, and repellent typographic practices that still today make many if not most contracts grotesque to read."





  • 12/07/2018 5:06 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Recorder

    December 5. 2018

    "The court’s decision has rattled companies and forced state and federal courts to grapple with unresolved questions. Meanwhile, plaintiffs attorneys find themselves with more leverage to argue against workforce structures that label workers as independent contractors and not employees."


  • 12/07/2018 5:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Law Sires

    December 7, 2018

    Robert Ambrogi

    The new additions to the list are Alaska and Montana.


  • 12/07/2018 5:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    December 2018


    "At its essence, litigation financing is third-party funding of legal cases. Legal financing companies provide a nonrecourse cash advance to litigants—usually plaintiffs—in exchange for a percentage of the judgment or settlement. It is not considered a loan but rather a form of asset purchase or venture capital. If, for example, the financier invests $200,000 and the case settles for 10 times that, the finance firm gets back its initial $200,000, as well as a percentage—anywhere between 10 and 30 percent—of the settlement money. If a plaintiff loses, the financing firm does not get paid."






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