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SECURING A STRONG FINISH

SECURING A STRONG FINISH

Seven Legal, APC: Samantha Greene’s successful record in criminal defense in San Diego is rooted in a sincere desire to safeguard her clients and their families, and strengthened by her resolve to help those charged with misdemeanors, felonies and federal crimes to safely navigate through the long road in front of them. “The most important thing for the […]

MALCOLM B. ROBERTS. PARTNER AT LANDAY ROBERTS, LLP

MALCOLM B. ROBERTS. PARTNER AT LANDAY ROBERTS, LLP

Native San Diegan Malcolm B. Roberts, Partner at Landay Roberts, LLP, has wanted to help people for as long as he can remember. This desire to aid others, coupled with his love of problem solving and an unrivaled work ethic, has served Roberts well as an emerging star in the San Diego legal community. More importantly, these goals and skills have […]

How to Move Forward with Good Plans… Instead of Waiting for Perfection

How to Move Forward with Good Plans… Instead of Waiting for Perfection

Being a perfectionist can be an asset as a lawyer. It’s VERY important for you to get the details right when working on a client matter or appearing in court. But in other ways, being a perfectionist can actually hold you back. Especially when it comes to business development. Being a perfectionist can keep you from making progress with plans that are […]

Demurring, Conferring and Amending - Everything Changed in 2016

Demurring, Conferring and Amending – Everything Changed in 2016

Rules regarding challenges to complaints changed significantly in 2016, with the enactment of Code of Civil Procedure § 430.41, and the amendments to Code of Civil Procedure §§ 472 and 472a. . Before January 1, 2016, if a party objected to a complaint, cross-complaint or answer, they could file a demurrer and follow the regular […]

Understanding and Preventing Mental Health Issues for the Legal Professional

Understanding and Preventing Mental Health Issues for the Legal Professional

Tips, Anecdotes & Apps to Improve Coping Skills The legal profession is stressful, but mental health challenges impact our entire country. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness in a given year. While depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the National […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Arbitration (Employment) Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc. (2016) _ Cal.4th _ , 2016 WL 1176599: The California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal’s ruling reversing the trial court’s order denying a motion to compel arbitration on the basis that the arbitration agreement was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. The arbitration agreement […]

To Develop Business, Just Remember One Word

To Develop Business, Just Remember One Word

Several years ago I conducted a half-day workshop on Business Development at the firm retreat of an AmLaw 100 firm. I closed by saying the following: “If you don’t remember anything we have discussed in the last three hours, then just remember one word.” Then I printed it on the flip chart—and explained what it […]

Defining “Must Do”

Defining “Must Do”

Whether we’re talking about professional business development or our personal lives, there’s always a long list of things that we don’t get done, despite our declarations that we coulda, shoulda, woulda, oughta, wanta do them. So, which do we actually get done? Only those we must do. What defines “must,” and how does it differ […]

Community News – May 2016

Community News – May 2016

Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of Christopher R. Sillari as partner of the firm. Founded in 1987, the firm represents prominent public works and commercial contractors. Mr. Sillari practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation and transactions, federal procurement and claims, construction law, real estate, intellectual property, […]

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