2024 February

FC Advo Feb24 ezine

Articles in this issue:

“Counsel, would you like to be heard?”

Thank you to each of the judges who took the time to pen an article for this issue

Ibiere N. Seck

2024 February


More thoughts about separate statements and motions to seal

Specific statements are required in many types of discovery disputes and in motions for summary adjudication

Randolph M. Hammock

2024 February


Preserve the right to a jury trial by maximizing juror satisfaction

Preserve the right to a jury trial by maximizing juror satisfaction

Honor the Seventh Amendment by being fully engaged in the final status conference

Daniel M. Crowley

2024 February


Legal ethics: Client Trust Account requirements, the new “snitch” rule, and conflicts of interest

Legal ethics: Client Trust Account requirements, the new “snitch” rule, and conflicts of interest

While legal ethics often evolve, several specific areas are of particular interest as 2024 begins

David A. Rosen

2024 February


Mentoring the advocate

Mentoring the advocate

The California Judicial Mentor Program provides judicial mentors statewide for attorneys considering a career on the bench

Paul A. Bacigalupo

2024 February


Liquidated damages could nullify a settlement agreement

A review of the civil code and court decisions that define this common contract clause

Abraham Khan

2024 February


Bench update for the Los Angeles Superior Court

Bench update for the Los Angeles Superior Court

A look at the very real challenges facing the nation’s largest trial court

Samantha P. Jessner

2024 February


Avoiding unforced errors

Avoiding unforced errors

In litigation, unforced errors can hurt you and your client

Mary Ann Murphy

2024 February


It’s past time to fix our broken discovery culture

Keep your discovery disputes out of my court – here’s how to do it

Lawrence P. Riff

2024 February


From telegraphs to GPT-4

AI: The new tool in the legal toolbox

Austin G. Ward

2024 February


A BIG Night

The OCTLA Installation and Awards Ceremony

2024 February


A reasoned approach to effective advocacy

There is a fine line between zealous advocacy and being a zealot

John M. Pacheco

2024 February


Your virtual appearance

Your virtual appearance

Five gentle suggestions for making your virtual appearance less painful for yourself and everyone else

Ashfaq G. Chowdhury

2024 February


Busting through writer’s block

Busting through writer’s block

The solutions for focusing and starting to write are as varied as the distractions and reasons we do not

Janet R. Gusdorff

2024 February


Appellate Briefs

MICRA and ambulances involved in auto accidents; also, PAGA waivers, the trivial-defect doctrine

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2024 February


The heart of Trial Lawyers’ Charities

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

Michelle M. West

2024 February


Minimum federal trucking insurance to increase to $5 million

Also: The forced arbitration battle, judicial diversity, amicus curiae briefs

Linda A. Lipsen

2024 February


Newsom has high regard for the court system, it has been spared major budget cuts

Also: CAOC meets with Health Services to shorten delay in settling Medi-Cal liens

Lea-Ann Tratten

2024 February


It takes a village

It takes a village

The coda to the personal injury hub and a look at proactive case management

Michelle Williams Court

2024 February

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