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Choosing an attorney is an extremely important decision. You will be working closely with whomever you choose, and likely sharing very personal information. You should therefore know not only what types of cases the attorney accepts, but his or her philosophy and background. The information below will give you a better sense of our firm.About Read more about Auto Draft[…]

Staying In Bounds: When Fantasy Sports Leagues Are Legal In California

Fantasy sports leagues that charge entry fees and award cash prizes are a largely unregulated industry. Internet sites that sponsor these leagues, however, are coming under scrutiny: according to the Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice has announced it may investigate these sites’ operations, and sites offering one-day fantasy-league contests in Nevada must now obtain a gaming Read more about Staying In Bounds: When Fantasy Sports Leagues Are Legal In California[…]

The Unauthorized Practice of Law In California, and The Jobs Reserved For Lawyers

Everyone concedes that only licensed lawyers can practice law, but that statement begs an important question:  what does it mean to “practice law”?  The question is not an academic one, as the California legal marketplace fills with non-lawyers providing services that only lawyers used to provide.  “Legal document assistants,” for example, now help people fill Read more about The Unauthorized Practice of Law In California, and The Jobs Reserved For Lawyers[…]

The Unauthorized Practice of Law in California: What Non-Lawyers Can Lawfully Do For Others.

An earlier post established that only active members of the California State Bar have a general right to “practice law” in that state, and that the “practice of law” included many activities far removed from the courtroom.  Among other things, the “practice of law” includes the drafting of wills and contracts, the conducting of legal Read more about The Unauthorized Practice of Law in California: What Non-Lawyers Can Lawfully Do For Others.[…]

Our Work and the Element of Surprise

It happens in a majority of our cases. Right after a favorable settlement or ruling, we receive a call or an E-mail from an excited lead counsel. At some point after the blow-by-blow description of what happened and the expression of thanks for our help, counsel blurts out “They didn’t see it coming.” In response, Read more about Our Work and the Element of Surprise[…]