Reference Materials

Reference Materials

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Alternative Dispute Resolution:

NEW! Mediation in the Time of COVID-19: Tips & Techniques to Succeed with Virtual ADR
Compiled By: Ken Gack


Appellate Law:

Writs, Briefs, and Oral Arguments in the Court of Appeals
Compiled By: Justice Dennis A. Cornell (Ret.) & Deborah Bull


Business Law:

NEW! The Nuts and Bolts of the Sale of a Business
Compiled By: Keenan J. McCullough

NEW! Legislation “ABC’s” and Carve-Outs to Employment After Dynamex and AB 5
Compiled By: Christopher M. Mazzia; Laney Rooks

Business Entity Options and Certifications
Compiled By: Kathryn Andrews

2016 Business Law Update
Compiled By: Richard Abbey & Trevor Codington


Cannabis Law:

NEW! Ethical Cannabis Practice Legal Ethics for California Attorneys
Compiled By: Omar Figueroa

Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
Compiled By: Lauren Mendelsohn & Joe Rogoway

State and Local Cannabis Regulations under the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act
Compiled By: Ashle T. Crocker; Omar Figueroa & Lauren A. Mendelsohn

Current Legal Issues Facing the Cannabis Industry (2017)
Includes Legal Ethics, CA Compliance, Zoning/Land Use, Tax Issues, and an Appellate Case Study
Compiled By: Greg Anton; Alegria De La Cruz; Omar Figueroa; Timothy B. Morland, Jr.; Joe Rogoway; Jeffrey A. Titus; Tina Wallis

Prop 64: Adult Use of Marijuana Act
Compiled By: Omar Figueroa

Ethics for Attorneys Practicing Marijuana Law
Compiled By: Omar Figueroa


Civil (General):

New Laws and Forms in the Civil Department for 2019
Compiled By: Kenneth English

Wine, Beer, & Spirits Law: Advising Your Alcohol Beverage Clients
Compiled By: 9 Contributors

Measuring Economic Damages in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Employment Cases
Compiled By: Barry Ben-Zion, Ph.D.; Patrick W. Emery; Victor C. Thuesen

New Laws and Forms in the Civil Department for 2017
Compiled By: Karen Wilmes & Rhonda Bolla

Legal Issues in the Wine and Craft Beer Industry
Compiled By: 10 Contributors


COVID-19 Related Topics:

NEW! COVID-19 Related Workplace/Employment Issues, Part 1
Compiled By: John F. Hyland

NEW! COVID-19 Related Workplace/Employment Issues, Part 2
Compiled By: John F. Hyland

NEW! COVID-19 Related Workplace/Employment Issues, Part 3
Compiled By: John F. Hyland

NEW! Mediation in the Time of COVID-19: Tips & Techniques to Succeed with Virtual ADR
Compiled By: Ken Gack


Criminal Law:

Representing an Undocumented Person
Compiled By: Angela Emerick & Bernice Espinoza

Child Abduction vs. Kidnapping: The Family Law/Criminal Law Response
Compiled By: Deborah L. Reece


Family Law:

Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors
Compiled By: Hon. Shelly Averill; Hon. Lawrence Ornell; Dene Carroll; Dan Chester.; Catherine Conner; Mary Kelly Persyn; Andrea Ponticiello; Deborah Reece

Post Judgment Spousal Support And Issues that Arise When Parties Reach Retirement Age
Compiled By: Hon. James G. Bertoli, Roger J. Lewis

A Family Law Practitioner’s Guide to the New Tax Law
Compiled By: Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF & Darlene L. Elmore, CPA, ABV, CFF

Compiled By: Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF & Darlene L. Elmore, CPA, ABV, CFF
Compiled By: Leo Bartolotta; Cindy V. Craig; Leslie Dawson

Child Abduction vs. Kidnapping: The Family Law/Criminal Law Response
Compiled By: Deborah L. Reece

Collaborative Practice and Other Options for Dispute Resolution
Compiled By: Catherine Conner, CFLS & Amy Rodney, CFLS

Harassing Phone Calls: Rules and Remedies Under Penal Code 653m and 633.5
Compiled By: Traci Carrillo

Anatomy of a Marital Agreement: Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
Compiled By: Peter M. Walzer

Comprehensive Family Law Seminar, Part 3: Settlement in Family Law Cases
Compiled By: Catherine Conner, CFLS

Comprehensive Family Law Seminar, Part 2
Compiled By: 17 Contributors

Comprehensive Family Law Seminar, Part 1
Compiled By: 19 Contributors


Fire-Related Topics:

Post-Disaster Construction Contracts and Issues
Compiled By: Julia Donoho, Eric Stephens, Robert Nellessen

After the Fire: Tax Issues and Benefits
Compiled By: Gerarde (Jerry )T. Moret; Jeffrey Titus, Esq.

After the Fire: Financial Aspects of Reconstruction; Advising Clients Planning to Rebuild
Compiled By: John F. Friedemann & Kristen M. Ingersoll

Advising Fire-Victim Clients: An Overview
Compiled By: Roy E. Miller & Mikal Carter Watts

Tax Issues Resulting from the Wildfires
Compiled By: Christopher M. Haws; Ronald P. Wargo II; James Elliott, CPA

Legal Issues that Arise in the Rebuilding Process
Compiled By: Julia Donoho, AIA, Esq., RIBA

Fire Claims 101
Compiled By: Amy R. Bach & John F. Friedemann

Dealing with Employment Matters Triggered by the Fires
Compiled By: Christopher M. Mazzia; Lisa Prince; Michael Shklovsky


General Interest:

NEW! Utilizing Paralegals in the Practice of Law Legal Ethics for Attorneys (and Paralegals)
Compiled By: Gregory “Shafiq” Spanos

NEW! Elimination of Bias Traversing Cultural Differences in the Legal Profession
Compiled By: Catherine Conner; Paul Lozada

The Art & Science of Jury Selection
Compiled By: Hon. Shelly Averill; Hon. Arthur Wick; Traci Carrillo; Patrick Grattan

Recent Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct
Compiled By: Bonnie Hamilton

Survivors as Advocates
Compiled By: Wendy Wheelwright

Serving on Nonprofit Boards: Good Governance & Guidelines for Attorneys
Compiled By: Joy Durand & Jeremy L. Little

Stress and Depression in the Legal Profession
Compiled By: Barry G. Pierce, M.D.

Protecting and Collecting Your Fees An Attorney’s Guide to Fee Arbitration, Collecting Attorney Fees and Ethical Issues
Compiled By: Michael J. Fish

Restraining Orders
Compiled By: Hon. Arthur A. Wick & Hon. Anthony Wheeldin

Competence Issues Related to Substance Abuse (2018)
Compiled By: Stacy Jonas, M.A.

Disaster Planning & Recovery
Compiled By: Janina M. Hoskins

Ethics of Legal Fee Agreements
Compiled By: David Berry

Withdrawal and Disqualification of Counsel
Compiled By: Jeffrey N. Zimmerman

Computer Forensics vs. E-Discovery: Which is Right For You?
Compiled By: Roger Martin

How to Effectively and Efficiently Mediate Small Value Cases
Compiled By: James DeMartini; Merrill Haber; Cathy Ward

How to Be a Civil Civil Litigator
Compiled By: Brian Purtill

Mediation Research: What We Know Works, What Mediators Should Do, and What You Need to Do to Help
Compiled By: Gary Weiner

Ethical Considerations When Utilizing Paralegals & Staff
Compiled By: Laura Rosenthal


Immigration Law:

Immigration/Employment Crossover Issues
Compiled By: Christopher A. Kerosky & Judy McCann

Representing an Undocumented Person
Compiled By: Angela Emerick & Bernice Espinoza


Labor & Employment Law:

NEW! COVID-19 Related Workplace/Employment Issues, Part 1
Compiled By: John F. Hyland

NEW! COVID-19 Related Workplace/Employment Issues, Part 2
Compiled By: John F. Hyland

NEW! COVID-19 Related Workplace/Employment Issues, Part 3
Compiled By: John F. Hyland

Societal Trends and Legal Changes Brought About by the "#MeToo Movement."
Compiled By: Desiree O. Cox; Kelly M. Dermody; Elizabeth A. Fritzinger

Employee Wage Claims (Berman Hearings)
Compiled By: Jennifer E. Douglas

Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis
Compiled By: Victor Thuesen & Barry Winograd

Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment for 2019
Compiled By: Valorie Bader

Transgender Employment Issues
Compiled By: Ilona Turner

Measuring Economic Damages in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Employment Cases
Compiled By: Barry Ben-Zion, Ph.D.; Patrick W. Emery; Victor C. Thuesen

Employment Issues in the Adult Entertainment Business
Compiled By: Karen Tynan

Settlement of Employment Claims: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls
Compiled By: Christopher Mazzia & Michael Shklovsky

Managing a Cal-OSHA Inspection
Compiled By: Lisa Prince

2017 Recent Developments in Labor & Employment
Compiled By: Valorie Bader; David King; Theresa R. Fritz; Victor Thuesen; Nancy Watson

Employment Arbitrations
Compiled By: Victor Thuesen

2016 Recent Developments in Labor & Employment
Compiled By: Valorie Bader; David King; Victor Thuesen; Nancy Watson


Land Use/Real Property Law:

Deeds & The Recording Process
Compiled By: Anne Dennis & Amanda King

2019 Winter CEQA Update
Compiled By: Tina Wallis; Leslie Perry; Rose Zoia

2019 Summer CEQA Update
Compiled By: Tina Wallis; Leslie Perry; Rose Zoia

Real Property Update 2019
Compiled By: James Beyers; David Berry; Phillip (Jeff) Terry

Introduction to Easement Law
Compiled By: David, Berry, Daniela M. Pavone, Jeremy L. Olsan

2018 Summer CEQA Update
Compiled By: Leslie Perry; Tina Wallis; Rose Zoia

CEQA 101
Compiled By: Leslie Perry; Tina Wallis; Rose Zoia

2018 Real Property Update
Compiled By: Trevor M. Codington; Jeremy L. Olsan; Philip (Jeff) Terry; Ryan Thomas

2017 Winter CEQA Update
Compiled By: Leslie Perry; Tina Wallis; Rose Zoia

2017 Spring CEQA Update
Compiled By: Leslie Perry; Tina Wallis; Rose Zoia

2017 Real Property Update
Compiled By: Trevor M. Codington; Jeremy L. Olsan; Phillip J. Terry


Landlord/Tenant Law:

Unlawful Detainer: From Notice to Writ
Compiled By: Brooke Clyde & Michelle Zyromski


Litigation:

100 Days Before Trial: Preparation Basics
Compiled By: Monica Lehre, J.D.; Trudy McQuiddy, CP; Tad Shapiro, Esq.

How to Not “Kill” Your Appeal
Compiled By: W. Barton Weitzenberg & Joseph Baxter

How to Prepare to Take a Key Deposition
Compiled By: Michael G. Watters

Deposition Objections
Compiled By: Michael G. Watters


Tax Law:

Tax Reform and the Passthrough Entity
Compiled By: Margaret Schopp, CPA

A Family Law Practitioner’s Guide to the New Tax Law
Compiled By: Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF & Darlene L. Elmore, CPA, ABV, CFF

After the Fire: Tax Issues and Benefits
Compiled By: Gerarde (Jerry )T. Moret & Jeffrey Titus, Esq.

Tax Issues Resulting from the Wildfires
Compiled By: Christopher M. Haws; Ronald P. Wargo II; James Elliott, CPA

Tax Issues/Traps in Estate & Trust Settlements
Compiled By: Kim Marois & Robert W. Wood

Generation Skipping Tax
Compiled By: Malcolm Manwell


Trusts & Estates Law:

End of Life Option Act
Compiled By: Dr. Andrew Wagner & Sarah Hooper

Conservatorships: To File or Not to File
Compiled By: Anne Dennis & Rick Wishnak

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