2021 February

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Articles in this issue:
On becoming a civil-rights trial lawyer

On becoming a civil-rights trial lawyer

Lessons from my father, and the path from PI law to criminal law to becoming a civil-rights lawyer

Dale K. Galipo

2021 February


Appellate Reports

Court says a jury should hear claim of hostile work environment created by a customer

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2021 February



Forging new traditions

A thank you to all those who worked especially hard to make our new virtual reality work

2021 February


Rising above it all

No matter how bad things got, there was always a voice in the wilderness making sure justice prevailed

Deborah S. Chang

2021 February



Looking to 2021

Positive changes to CAALA are overdue and necessary

Stuart Zanville

2021 February


Can California’s imperial and imperious county sheriffs be reined in?

Once elected, they are often reelected until retirement, leading to abuse of office

Gary C. Williams

2021 February


The problem with policing in the United States

Immunities for police are eating away at our constitutional rights

Julia Yoo

2021 February


Exposing the myth that “federal courts are bad for plaintiffs”

Why I prefer to file my police-misconduct actions in federal court

Brian T. Dunn

2021 February


Denial of medical care to those in custody

Denial of medical care to those in custody

Post-arrest and pre-trial claims against individual government officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Vicki Sarmiento

2021 February


Getting your civil-rights case to trial

A look at the burdens of law and motion practice in civil-rights litigation

DeWitt Lacy

2021 February


Resolving societal conflict with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

When it comes to disputes centered around people’s fundamental rights, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is imperative

Richard (“Rick”) Copeland

2021 February


Assessment and evaluation of police-shooting cases

An investigation that goes beyond the police report is critical before you commit to taking the case – and commit to trying the case

Arnoldo Casillas

2021 February



It’s time to bring back the Bane Act

It’s time to bring back the Bane Act

This important California civil-rights law for contesting unlawful arrest or excessive force has been eviscerated by the courts

Michael Haddad

2021 February


Securing the universe of documents in civil-rights actions

You are only as good a civil-rights practitioner as the discovery you compel. Yes, compel.

Denisse O. Gastélum

2021 February


Biomechanics and 3D reconstruction in shooting cases

Biomechanics and 3D reconstruction in shooting cases

Ballistics and other physical evidence can answer the key questions of the most likely location and posture of individuals who were shot by police

John Gardiner, PhD PE
Cole Young

2021 February

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