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Labor/Employment

A court must find that the employer intentionally created or knowingly permitted working conditions to exist that were so into...


U.S. Supreme Court, Securities

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Jarkesy v. SEC, which gave defendants the right to a jury trial before facing monetary pe...



Military Law

The public should be aware of the sacrifices and consequences of drone warfare, and the courts should be prepared to address t...


The majority’s ruling could allow the government to indirectly censor speech by pressuring social media companies behind the s...



Education Law, Constitutional Law

Two students won a $1 million jury verdict after being wrongly expelled, setting a precedent for addressing procedural abuses ...


State Bar & Bar Associations, Law Practice

Aware that many other states would severely restrict or entirely ban abortion care, ORLP sought ethical guidance from the Cali...



Adoptive parents frequently encounter legal and financial hurdles when finalizing adoptions, often lacking the same access to ...


Judges and Judiciary

A day in the life

Jul. 1, 2024

The justice reflects on a Sunday morning ritual, maintaining standards of excellence in the legal profession and the loss of a...



California has amended its Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and is awaiting a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom. The amendm...


The Supreme Court is set to decide two cases, NetChoice, LLC v. Attorney General, Florida, and ...



Tax, California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could limit the ability of taxpayers to sue public agencies and offici...


The California Supreme Court found no racial bias when a District Attorney excluded Black women from a jury, but racial justic...



There has been no judicial interpretation or construction of the phrase "probable cause" in the context of a direct contest, a...


Judges and Judiciary

Women judges have enriched and improved the legal system by bringing their unique experiences and perspectives to the bench.



Legal Education, Law Practice

The United States Supreme Court's 1873 decision in Bradwell v. Illinois allowed states to exclude women from certain pr...


Women in their late 30s to early 50s often find themselves in a "sandwich generation" phase, where they are responsible for ca...



Thinking out loud about revised Civil Code 2924m, which allows more time for bidding and may permit a bankruptcy filing after ...


International Law

Shippers and carriers may face huge losses or disputes if they neglect or omit the details of their contracts, such as the val...



DEI, Civil Rights, Appellate Practice

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Fearless Fund’s Strivers Grant Contest, which provides $20,000 to busine...


Parents can empower their children to take ownership of their goals and decisions by offering them choices and feedback, much ...



Law Practice, Civil Litigation

Transforming recovery into a sound financial future requires a relationship of trust with the client and connecting them with ...


Public defender resentencing units should not depend on annual budget battles, but rather receive permanent funding and recogn...



Criminal

The Trump verdict

Jun. 12, 2024

The jury in New York made clear that no one, not even a former president, is above the law.


The time-honored Japanese tea ceremony, stemming from the era of the samurai, serves as a blueprint for proficient mediation t...



Evidence, Contracts

The Legislature has not created an evidentiary privilege for collaborative law as it has for mediation. For those opting for c...


Private equity funds that contemplate an NAV facility should work with legal counsel and advisors who can help them navigate t...



There are 1.33 million lawyers and 40 million lawsuits filed in the US every year, creating a backlog and delay in the court s...


A white teacher in Sacramento County has sued his union for reserving one seat on its governing board for a non-white member, ...



The report fails to provide verifiable data or specific analysis to justify its proposals, and in some cases, contradicts its ...


Torts/Personal Injury

Proposition 22 and the statute only relate to workers’ compensation, and do not address the tort liability of app-based compan...