2019 July

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Articles in this issue:
Lessons from my first jury trial and error

Lessons from my first jury trial and error

Judge Stern recalls his baptism under fire as a Federal Public Defender in an unlawful detainer eviction action in front of an impatient judge

Michael L. Stern

2019 July


The art of judging

Creating the courtroom environment that encourages jurors to actively listen for facts is the job of the trial judge

Norman Perry Tarle

2019 July


Connecting members to the Court

CAALA offers many opportunities to meet judges in a more casual, relaxed setting

Shawn McCann

2019 July


CAALA programs

Not possible without support from sponsors and advertisers

Stuart Zanville

2019 July


Advocacy is not what it should be

Advocacy is not what it should be

It's a courtroom, not a World Wrestling match

Rupert A. Byrdsong

2019 July


The best kind of power lunch

A tribute to the late Beverly Reid O'Connell and her legacy, the Superior Court Power Lunch. And a special look at how it changed a life

Elaine Lu

2019 July


Opening statements

What everybody does wrong

Mark Mooney

2019 July


The electronic evolution

A look at the ongoing roll-out of digital-document-ready case management systems by LA Superior Court

Kevin C. Brazile
Sherri R. Carter

2019 July


Do you want the judge to read your papers?

The importance of “bookmarks” in your electronically filed documents, and the properly tabbed courtesy copy of your printed filing

Steven J. Kleifield

2019 July


What to expect when you are assigned out for your first trial

A look at a personal-injury trial that is assigned to a trial court by Department 1

Stephen M. Moloney

2019 July


Are we there yet?

The road to (true) trial readiness

Michelle Williams Court

2019 July


Justice 26 miles across the sea

Santa Catalina’s “Island Judge” of 31 years is not an Islander. He presides over LA County’s last “justice court”: Fish and Game violations, DUIs, small claims — you name it

Peter J. Mirich

2019 July


An introduction to the Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial Mandatory Settlement Conference Program

This free program is staffed by civil court judges who dedicate their time exclusively to presiding over MSCs

Zaven V. Sinanian
Abraham Khan

2019 July



Strengthening resilience through mindfulness

Just a few minutes of mindfulness every day can clear away distracting thoughts and emotional baggage

Paul A. Bacigalupo

2019 July


Immersive vacations prescribed by judge

Travel is a necessary break from the stresses of practicing law

Graciela Freixes

2019 July



Groucho Marx can make you a better lawyer

Groucho did something we should all hope to do: be brilliant and stay relevant

Gregory W. Alarcon

2019 July


With all due respect

With all due respect

From sailing to the courtroom, every line of work has its series of code words and phrases. Knowing how and when to use them is important

Anthony J. Mohr
Elizabeth Allen White

2019 July

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