Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join Us
Site Search
Legal Flash
Blog Home All Blogs
News for, and by, our local legal community, curated and created by the Santa Clara County Bar. The opinions expressed in this blog are the authors' own and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, its members, its employees, or its governing board.

 

Search all posts for:   

 

Top tags: Officers  Santa Clara County Court  attorney  Civil Practice  High Technology  Lawyers in the Community  recognition  2016  bar association  bar association courts justice lawyer legal  Barrister of the Year  Barristers  Board of Trustees  courts  cyber insurance  Cybersecurity  diversity  ExCom  E-Z Legal Forms  Grand Jury  Insurance Section  Judge Pichon  Judiciary  justice  lawyer  legal  mediation  Mlnarik  Pichon  Presiding Judge 

March 26 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

California Judges and Lawyers Praise Statewide Suspension of Trials Amid Pandemic

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye faced a "tough call" in a rare scenario that required balancing competing interests.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

San Jose Federal Courthouse Closed After Visitor Treated for COVID-19

After the court was informed Monday that a person who visited the Northern District of California courthouse on March

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Virus Poses Latest Test To Supporting Attys' Mental Health

As lawyers grapple with the anxiety of a public health crisis, juggle work and family obligations at home, and adjust to physical isolation due to the spread of COVID-19, efforts to support attorneys’ mental health and wellness are paramount, according to mental health professionals.

Read the full story at Law 360

 

Meet the Lawyers Guiding California's Coronavirus Pandemic Response

Accustomed to working behind the scenes, their efforts are now surfacing publicly in emergency declarations, letters

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Taxi Companies Strike Out in Bid to Pursue ‘Predatory’ Pricing Claims Against Uber

California's First District Court of Appeal ruled Monday the Unfair Practices Act does not apply to Uber, whose rates

Read the full story at The Recorder


This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

March 19 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

How COVID-19 Is Impacting California Courts: Roundup of Services

The California Supreme Court on Monday suspended in-person oral arguments until "deemed prudent to resume normal measures."

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

9th Circuit Shuts Down Public Access to Courthouses

Hearings will be live-streamed as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit prohibits public access to all locations

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

In a Year Full of Worry and Division, How to Protect Your Mental Health

Just as you can do things to safeguard yourself from the coronavirus, you can also takes steps to avoid the mental fallout.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

State Bar Ices Proposed 'Regulatory Sandbox,' Legal Referral Rule Changes

The decision was a blow to members of a task force who developed the recommendations over the course of 14 months.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

As COVID-19 Increases Remote Work, Cyberhygiene Is A Must



As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, companies are now in full-scale preparation for potential disruptions to their business.

Read the full story at Law 360

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

March 12 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Eastern District Prosecutor and Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A spokesperson for the Placer County Sheriff's office indicated investigators believe that Timothy Delgado, an assistant.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

LinkedIn Presses Computer Trespass Claims at SCOTUS Against Data Miner

LinkedIn's lawyers contend that a Ninth Circuit decision has "denied operators of public-facing websites a critical

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Calif. Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Finding Due Process Rights Outweigh Online Privacy

California's First District Court of Appeal passed on the case's constitutional questions, writing that the California

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Cantil-Sakauye Extols Courts as 'Place for Social Justice'

The California chief justice's annual annual State of the Judiciary address touched on a variety of topics, including

Read the full story at The Recorder



This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

March 05 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 4, 2020

9th Circuit: Employers Can't Rely on Prior Pay to Justify Gender Disparities

The express purpose of the [Equal Pay Act] was to eradicate the practice of paying women less simply because they are

Read the full story at The Law

 

Varied Perspectives, Better Solutions: The Case for Diversity in Law School Leadership

Diversity cannot be just a buzzword, nor is it captured by mere statistics. It must be in the fabric of each institution.

Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

California's Judicial Diversity Inched Up in Newsom's First Year

The small statistical changes reflect the relatively few appointments and nominations that Newsom made to the bench

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

New Bill Pitches Big Court Reforms Aimed At Transparency

The Democratic legislation includes a code of ethics for the justices, free PACER access for most users and live streaming.

Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness

A federal judge in San Francisco ruled a Redditor's posts citing Watch Tower's copyrighted works were fair use but that

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

A Privacy Violation Is a Concrete Injury, Ninth Circuit Underlines in Facebook Settlement Over Private Message Probes

Alan Butler, general counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the appeals court order continues "

Read the full story at The Recorder

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

February 27 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ninth Circuit: YouTube May Be Ubiquitous, but That Doesn’t Mean It Violated PragerU’s First Amendment Rights

"That YouTube is ubiquitous does not alter our public function analysis," wrote Judge M. Margaret McKeown in a decision

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

In Google Antitrust Discovery, a Small Victory for In-House Counsel

Google had sought to limit what discovery documents could be seen by outside experts in investigations brought by state

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

No Free Lunch: How to Chart Your Course to Success as a Government Lawyer

You're now trading your pocket square or designer bag for a lapel pin and government-issued laptop case. How do you.

Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

California Takes the Lead in Regulating PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

California finds itself once again taking the lead by setting regulatory standards stricter than the rest of the nation

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

California Task Force Recommends Limited Fee-Sharing, 'Regulatory Sandbox'

"I think there was a lot of unanimity. There were a few splits but overall it was a great group of people marching to

Read the full story at The Recorder

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

February 20 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

More Biglaw Firms Encourage Associates And Staff To Use Gender Pronouns In Email Signatures

Biglaw firms across the globe continue to promote diversity and inclusion among their ranks by instituting transgender-friendly workplace policies. To that end, many firms have decided

Read the full story at Above The Law

 

California Lawmakers Press Newsom to Name First LGBTQ Justice 

State legislative leaders urged Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday to “make history” by nominating the first openly LGBTQ justice to the California Supreme Court.“We encourage you to seize the historic opportunity presented with the retirement of Associate Justice Ming W. Chin,” Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, and Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Read the full story at The Recorder

 

5 Takeaways From Qualcomm’s 9th Circuit Antitrust Appeal

Things did not go so well for the Federal Trade Commission, or the Department of Justice for that matter, at a hearing

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Appellate Court Sustains Whistleblower Claim Against SF City Attorney Herrera

In an unpublished opinion, California's First District Court of Appeal said that evidence "amply supports" a jury's

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

California Appellate Law Group Brings Work-Life Balance to a Niche Practice

Chairman Ben Feuer says his firm's model is especially appealing to millennials like him, or lawyers of any generation

Read the full story at The Recorder

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

February 06 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How Women Are Rising Up in IP Law

Marilyn Hall Patel, former chief judge of the Northern District of California, and Dechert's Katherine Helm discuss.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

US Bank's GC Urges Firms to Think More Aggressively on Diversity

"We've established a program we call 'spotlight on talent,' whereby we invite preferred law firms to apply for the opportunity

Read the full story at The New York Law Journal

 

Mandatory Bar Dues Are Defended as Challenges Pile Up at Supreme Court

"A bar association is not the exclusive representative of its membership in any context. A lawyer is always free to

Read the full story at The New York Law Journal

 

Mental Health Care 2.0: What’s Next in Healing Minds and Bodies of Legal Professionals?

The Chief Human Resources Officer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman writes that as human professionals and as human

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Law Firms in Last 24 Hours

Five U.S. law firms — three in the last 24 hours — have been among the companies and organizations targeted by a new round of ransomware attacks. In two of the cases, a portion of the firms’ stolen data has already been posted online, including client information.

Read the full story at Law Sites Blog

 

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

January 30 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

California Supreme Court Confirms Former Beneficiary’s Standing to Contest Trust

To the relief of many trusts and estates practitioners, the court's decision brings an end to the short-lived 'Barefoot'

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Judiciary Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson Will 'Hold the Line' on Privacy in 2020

Termed-out lawmakers sometimes step down from their committee chairs during their final months in office, but Hannah-Beth.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

The Vanguard and the Vision: A Key Network Binds African American Managing Partners

For the few African American partners leading major firms or key offices, the air is rare. A network that started in

Read the full story at The New York Law Journal

 

California may offer more opportunities for JDs taught entirely online

ABA-accredited law schools can only offer up to one-third of their credits online. But a recent rule change by the State Bar of California means that state-accredited law schools there can teach JD programs entirely online.

Read the full story at The ABA Journal

 

Data Privacy: Building Compliant and Adaptable Systems

Rather than trying to institute changes to comply with every new privacy law as it emerges, a better approach is to

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Why you should insist on diversity in your law practice

Showing up on my first day as an associate at a prestigious law firm in Manhattan, the receptionist asked me whose daughter I was. She assumed I was visiting my father, presumably a partner.

Read the full story at The ABA Journal

 

US Supreme Court Quashes USPTO Fee Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken: challenging U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rulings no longer carries an

Read the full story at Law

 

 

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

January 23 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Morgan Lewis eData Founder: Legal Should View Data ‘The Way Silicon Valley Does’

As part of the Legalweek 2020 Q&A series, Legaltech News speaks with Morgan Lewis partner and 'troublemaker' Tess Blair

Read the full story at The New York Law Journal

 

Justice Chin's Retirement Gives Newsom Chance to Shape Supreme Court

As Gov. Gavin Newsom gears up to make an appointment to the California Supreme Court, one person won’t be offering him any guidance: Justice Ming Chin.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

‘Big Law Loves Litigation Financing’: Legalist’s GC Breaks It Down

Third-party funding is a recipe for Big Law attorneys to increase their book of business and make clients happy, says

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

First Black Woman Appointed as Justice to California’s First District Court of Appeal

Judge Teri Jackson will join the court's third division after blazing the trail for other women of color at the San

Read the full story at The Recorder

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

January 16 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Justice Ming Chin Announces Retirement From California Supreme Court

"The judicial system has faced some major challenges in my time on the bench, but I believe the branch is now in a strong.

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Alphabet Chief Legal Officer David Drummond to Retire Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

The Google parent company notified the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that Drummond is retiring, effective

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Judiciary Poised to Receive $2B in Courthouse Upgrades Under California Budget

The governor's $222.2 billion proposed budget includes money for a court navigator program for unrepresented litigants

Read the full story at The Recorder

 

U.S. Justice Department says Virginia action would come too late to ratify ERA
 
The U.S. Justice Department says the Equal Rights Amendment can no longer be ratified because its deadline expired decades ago, throwing a barrier in the path of activists who want the amendment enacted if ­Virginia’s new, majority Democratic legislature approves it.

 

Read the full story at The Washington Post

 

 

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Page 1 of 111
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  >   >>   >| 
more Latest News
more Calendar

4/1/2020
Meet and Greet the Family Law Bench for 2020

4/1/2020
A Dialogue with the Civil Bench

Recent Recognitions
Hon. Mary E. Arand2018 Jurist of the Year
Constance L. Carpenter2018 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal