2019 February

Advocate Feb19 cvr ezine

Articles in this issue:

“Generous referral fees paid per State Bar rules”

Written association of counsel and referral-fee agreements, approved by the clients, are essential for recovering attorneys’ referral fees

David Hoffman

2019 February


Terminating the attorney-client relationship

Terminating the attorney-client relationship

When and how to terminate the relationship with your client without breaking any rules and while preserving your rights to fees you have earned

Steven Glickman

2019 February


Your attorney’s fees on appeal

Preserving your right to attorney’s fee awards before, during, and after an appeal

Herb Fox

2019 February


Ethical considerations in retainer agreements

Ethical considerations in retainer agreements

A short look at what is required by the Business and Professions Code section 6148

John P. Blumberg

2019 February


Coping with the stress of practicing law

Stress is your enemy and there are proven ways to fight it

Geraldine Weiss

2019 February


Attorney trust account ethics

A look at Client Trust Accounts, including governing rules and best practices in order to prevent unethical missteps

Jeffrey Greenman

2019 February


Get out of my head!

Get out of my head!

Overcoming (implicit) bias

James West

2019 February


The new Rules of Professional Conduct

A look at some of the most important changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct that became effective November 1, 2018

Ken Feldman
Jessica Beckwith

2019 February


Gender and racial bias in the legal profession

A look at the statistics of gender and racial bias and what can be done to reduce or eliminate that bias

Jennifer Ostertag

2019 February


Dealing with the <em>Cuevas</em> decision: The ACA

Dealing with the Cuevas decision: The ACA

The basis for a legal argument that ACA insurance benefits cannot be relied upon to meet your client’s future medical needs

Eustace de Saint Phalle
Andrew Clay

2019 February


Appellate Reports

Ruling in med-mal case sets makes new law for making or responding to CCP 998 offers

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 February



Be engaged

Remember the “Terrible 200s?” They were defeated by our engagement in the political process

B James Pantone

2019 February


What’s changed about CAALA? Inclusion

That’s the biggest change during my 15-year journey from newbie to CAALA president

Shawn McCann

2019 February

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