Civil discovery sanctions   
The objective of this article and accompanying self-assessment test is to provide bench officers and lawyers with an overview of sanctions available in California civil discovery.
Your presence is requested: the obligation to attend court   
Earn MCLE credit reviewing the power of judges and attorneys to compel parties and witnesses to attend court.
Litigating with service members   
The objective of this article and accompanying self-study test is to review important ways in which the SCRA impacts civil litigation. Readers will learn about the SCRA’s general applicability, the SCRA’s effect on entry of default judgments, stay of
Small claims court: an underused tool   
The object of this article and self-study test is to provide an introduction to small claims court.
Stipulating to a commissioner   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to review issues surrounding the validity of stipulations to commissioners.
The scope of commissioners' powers   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to review the scope of commissioners' powers. Readers will learn about the three main situations where commissioners may not preside absent a stipulation: contested matters, imposing imprisonment,
A commissioner's source of power   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to review the source of commissioners' powers.
Interpreters in California courts   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to familiarize readers with the basic rules and cases that govern the use of spoken language interpreters in California courts.
The basic principles of receivers   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to review basic principles regarding receivers. Readers will learn about the nature and types of receivers, the legal authority and procedures for appointment, the powers, obligations and administr
To Object or Not To Object: What Is the Consequence?   
One of the cardinal tenets of trial procedure is the contemporaneous objection rule, which obligates lawyers (or pro se litigants) to speak up—either by objecting or making an offer of proof—at the time an issue is being decided.
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