Apr 30, 2019
By John M. Feder
A successful premises liability claim will almost certainly require the taking of depositions. This article discusses some tried-and-true strategies for positioning your premises liability case into a winning one, including sample questions, when the defendant is not an individual.
Apr 30, 2019
By Cynthia McGuinn and Daniel B. Pleasant
What do Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have in common? Each playwright used dramatic forms to explore questions of justice, setting the action of each play in a courtroom setting where that theme can be explored.
Apr 04, 2019
By Robert Rosborough
As a mediator, it’s not surprising that I am often encouraging folks to explore alternatives to litigation. Of course, any mediator knows that there are situations where mediation is not going to work (even aside from the situation I often face, which is getting families to the table who are not in litigation.)
Apr 03, 2019
By Charles Dresow
Income inequality is very much in the news. There is no doubt that income inequality and differences in economic status lead to unequal access to justice. Discussion of unequal access and education on causes and solutions is an important role for our Bar Association.
Apr 02, 2019
By Dannielle Campbell, Houman Chitsaz and Constance Yu
California’s anti-SLAPP statute can be one of the most powerful tools in any litigator’s tool box. Whether you practice in landlord tenant law, family law, business litigation or general civil litigation, claims that arise out of a defendant’s protected free-speech or right-to-petition activity under the statute expose the claims to an anti-SLAPP special motion to strike.
MARCH LUNCHEON RECAP
Apr 01, 2019
By Tim Nardell
Legal Aid of Marin and MCBA hosted the 2019 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards lunch on Wednesday, March 28 at MCBA’s favorite lunchtime haunt, the McInnis Park Club Restaurant. More than one hundred turned out as the skies cleared momentarily. Scattered showers of bar members and Legal Aid staff mixed it up with sprinklings of local dignitaries, judges, and honorees.