CAOC Forum Magazine - 2021 Article Index
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 2021 March/April May/June  July/August September/October November/December
January/February 2021, Vol. 51 No. 1 - Digital Magazine
6 Rising Above It All
Deborah Chang
8 The Wrist of America
Steven B. Stevens
12 Presenting and opposing evidence on summary judgment
Martin N. Buchanan
20 Pair o’ Dice Lost
What happens to your appeal when the reporter’s notes are lost?

Jerry Clausen
26  How not to “blow” your oral argument: A one act play
Norman Pine
30 Friends who are there for you
Sharon J. Arkin
34 Do you literally need that adverb? (And other hints for better writing)
Steven B. Stevens
38 Shining a light on the lack of lighting:
When darkness is the dangerous condition of public property

Michael K. Teiman and John A. Montevideo
44 Implementing California Civil Code § 3361:
Ensuring damage estimates comply with state law

Robert Johnson, MBA and Barry Ben-Zion, Ph.D.
48 Recent cases
Daniel Robinson
News and Notes
Legislative report – Saveena Takhar
2020 Convention Report – J.G. Preston
CAOC 2020 awards – J.G. Preston
Diversity Committee Report – Cristina Garcia
New Lawyers Division report – Jonathan Bakhsheshian
Let’s Make 2021 the Year of the Woman – Christa Haggai Ramey
Membership Update – Liz Teves
CAOIE Awards and Board Installation – Megan Demshki
Volunteer Spotlight: Nelson Barry – Alexandra Hamilton
Ned Good – J.G. Preston
AAJ Washington Update – Linda A. Lipsen
Amicus Curiae Update - Kevin K. Green

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March/April 2021, Vol. 51 No. 2 - Digital Magazine
 6  What we have learned so far in the pandemic
Deborah Chang
10 Honoring our warriors for justice
Sharon J. Arkin
12 Law in a time of coronavirus
Raymond E. Mattison and Aydin Nazmi, PhD, FRSPH
18 Moving cases forward in the wake Covid-19: Offensive use of CCP 437(c)
David Arbogast
22  Virtual mediation is here to stay
Ernest A. Long
24 Zoom arbitrations and bench trials
Suggestions for successful video advocacy

John P. Blumberg
28  Trying a case in the middle of a pandemic
Elliott Tiomkin
30 How young female attorneys can stand up, step forward, and stand out during the new work-from-home era
Stephanie Charlin
36  Connecting with our clients and discovering their stories
Elizabeth A. Hernandez
40 Stopping collection abuses in medical debt
Yana Hart
46 The Unobjectionable 998 Offer to Compromise
Bruce M. Brusavich and Nahid A. McGlynn
50  Recent cases
Daniel Robinson
52 CAOC announces 2021 legislative priorities
Nancy Peverini
What’s New in Tort and Trial – Geoff Wells
Diversity Committee Report – Cristina Garcia
Women’s Caucus kicks off 2021 with renewed energy – Christa Haggai Ramey
New Lawyers Division Report – Jonathan Bakhsheshian
CAOC Membership Update – Liz Teves
AAJ Washington Update – Linda A. Lipsen
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
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May/June 2021, Vol. 51 No. 3 - Digital Magazine
6   Jury trials in the time of Covid 19
Deborah Chang
8 Screening and recovery in the medical negligence action
Steven B. Stevens
10 Screening and litigating failure to diagnose cancer cases:
Handling cases involving a delay in diagnosis and treatment

Sean M. Burke and Jason N. Argos
18 Proving ostensible agency against a hospital for physician malpractice following Wicks
Benjamin Ikuta
24  Qualified immunity and denial of medical care
Renée V. Masongsong, Hang D. Le, and Marcel F. Sincich
30 Loss of consortium and wrongful death: One cap or two?
Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez
32 A chicken or the egg story: Medical malpractice setoffs and MICRA reductions
Elizabeth Teixeira
36 The short and long term effects of TBI and CTE in full contact sports
Jordan Halperin
40 Developments in libel, social media, privacy and the right of publicity
Neville L. Johnson and Douglas L. Johnson
44 Using the ADA and state disability laws to enhance clients’ recovery in personal injury cases
Steven L. Derby
48 You pay your money and you take your chance: Primary assumption of risk
Alan Charles “Chuck” Dell’Ario
51  Recent Cases
Daniel S. Robinson
53 News and Notes
Robert “Bob” Steinberg (1928-2021) A pillar of the plaintiff’s bar – Bill Grewe
State Bar changes may undermine your practice—CAOC is fighting for you – Jacqueline Serna
Sonoma Virtual Seminar Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Diversity Committee Report – Cristina Garcia
Mother’s Day 2021 could be a turning point – Christa Haggai Ramey
New Lawyers Division Report – Jonathan Bakhsheshian
Membership Update – Liz Teves
AAJ Washington Update – Linda A. Lipsen
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green

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July/August 2021, Vol. 51 No. 4 - Digital Magazine
September/October 2021, Vol. 51 No. 5 - Digital Magazine
November/December 2021, Vol. 51 No. 6 - Digital Magazine