2020 December

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Articles in this issue:
Summary judgment motions are case killers

Summary judgment motions are case killers

This is nit-picky business, especially when it comes to admission of evidence

Sharon J. Arkin

2020 December


Prepare for an appeal right from the start

Increase your clients’ recoveries and protect their interests on appeal by learning to protect the record

Lauren Horwitz

2020 December


Using motions to compel and protective orders to stop the defense’s games

Using motions to compel and protective orders to stop the defense’s games

Steps to take control over the litigation and get what you need from discovery

Laura F. Sedrish
Laura Lynn Davidson

2020 December


Appellate resuscitation

Appellate resuscitation

Your summary judgment on appeal

Herb Fox

2020 December


Demystifying California civil writs

Writ relief is extraordinary and completely discretionary; most petitions are denied. Here are the basics for trial lawyers

Janet R. Gusdorff

2020 December


Assignment of claims

An untraditional approach to combining the claims of plaintiffs; how it differs from class actions, joinder, consolidation, relation and coordination

Judith Posner
Gerald Serlin

2020 December


Making good choices

Understanding the consequences your litigation strategy has on an appeal; the doctrines of waiver, forfeiture, estoppel or invited error

Alyssa Kim Schabloski

2020 December


Benefits of a bench trial in this COVID-19 era

They’re faster, safer for all participants, reduce law and motion practice, eliminate the unpredictable voir dire, and allow you to better tailor your presentation for the audience

Holly Boyer
Kevin Nguyen

2020 December



Non-attorneys practicing law: An about-face with no rational basis

The due-process implications of non-lawyer representation and fee sharing in California

Olivier Taillieu
Jennifer R. Bagosy

2020 December


Defense medical exams in brain-injury cases

Use motion practice to stop defense experts from abusing the MMPI2 and other testing in brain-injury cases

Alan Van Gelder

2020 December


UNMUTE YOURSELF! - VIRTUAL CAALA GALA — JAN. 23

A special look at the words and phrases that defined a year like no other

Stuart Zanville

2020 December


2020 Election

Results revealed a mixed verdict

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 December


Turning the page on 2020

Courts Crisis Committee to evaluate options in dealing with the COVID crisis in the civil courts

Nancy Peverini

2020 December


Thank you and farewell

I am proud to have served such a wonderful group of trial lawyers

Jonathan Dwork

2020 December


CAALA 2020

“Not in my wildest dreams…"

Jeffrey A. Rudman

2020 December

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