CAOC Forum Magazine - 2013 Article Index
 
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2013
March/April May/June
 July/August September/October November/December
 
January/February 2013, Vol. 43 No. 1
6 What I Believe
Brian Kabateck
8 Room 3
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Justice Denied
California’s court funding crisis

Scott Martelle
14 Court funding crisis:
Years of cuts leave system struggling. It’s time to draw a line.

Nancy Drabble
16 Adam Smith Goes to Washington:
Wall Street Economics and the Cost of Tort Reform

Robert G. Eisele
20  Private Attorney General Fees
Attorneys get paid when their work helps more than just their clients

Audra Ibarra
24  Direct Examination of Your Client
Lyssa A. Roberts
28 Cross-Examination: When to Say When
Alison E. Wilson
32 Trial war stories more true than not
Browne Greene
34
38 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44
CAOIE Holiday Party – Greg Rizio
2012 Hawaii Seminar Report  – John M. Feder
Where are we in the conversation about diversity? And, are we talking to ourselves? – Micha Star Liberty
Women’s Caucus Report – Valerie McGinty
NLD Report – Ryan O’Connell
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
The class of 2024 – Political Update – Lea-Ann Tratten
Welcome Paul Woods, Grassroots Manager

AAJ Update – Ingrid M. Evans

Cover photo © ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
 
March/April 2013, Vol. 43 No. 2
6
A woman’s world
Brian Kabateck
8 Women’s Caucus Report
Valerie McGinty and Tammy Wood
10 You, yes you, can have it all
Jennifer R. Johnson
14 Women in the law – A plaintiff trial attorney’s perspective
Simona A. Farrise
20 Making the Most Out of Your Mediation Opening Session
Ashleigh E. Aitken
24 Use of Summary Adjudications to Dispose of Affirmative Defenses
Kristine Meredith
28 Civility in Depositions
Elise R. Sanguinetti and Amanda Greenburg
30 Pre-Trial Tips: Small Changes to Prepare Your Case, the Court, and Yourself
S. Anoush Lancaster
34
38 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44 In Memory of Harvey R. Levine
Roger Dreyer
46
San Mateo County TLA Tort & Trial Seminar – Chantel Fitting
Santa Clara County TLA Tort & Trial Seminar
Central California TLA Tort & Trial Seminar – Timothy Magill
San Joaquin County TLA Tort & Trial Seminar – David Walker
CAOIE Tort & Trial Seminar – Daren Lipinsky
Another Successful Class Action Seminar – Ingrid M. Evans
2013 Justice Day
Diversity Committee Report – Vincent Howard
NLD Report – Ryan O’Connell
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
Legislative Update – Nancy Peverini
The Class of 2024 and Beyond – Lea-Ann Tratten and Paul Woods
AAJ Update – Ingrid M. Evans

Cover photo © Rich Legg / iStockphoto
   
May/June 2013, Vol. 43 No. 3
6 Mad as Hell (and not going to take it)
Brian Kabateck
8 Keeping America Safe
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Kransky v. DePuy: A Trial Story
Khaldoun Baghdadi, John Gomez and Peter Kaufman
14 Maximizing the Auto Defect Case:
Don’t Miss the Component Part Manufacturer’s Liability

Brian D. Chase
20 The Vanilla Tire: Hidden Defects That Kill
Raymond Paul Johnson
24 Interaction of Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Cases:
A Basic Primer and Ideas on How to Maximize Recovery

David E. Gentry and Stefanie Valdez Ashton
28 Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetics (Pain Pumps)
Jeff Milman and Jessica Vanden Brink
32 Supreme Court Upholds Self-Funded ERISA Plans’ Right to Waive Equitable Defenses to Enforcement of Reimbursement Provisions
Donald M. de Camara
35
38 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
42
News and Notes
Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Relaxed, Refreshed and Smarter – Greg Rizio
CAOIE “Stories from the Bench” Seminar Report – Bill Shapiro
New judiciary members welcomed by CAOC – Lea-Ann Tratten
NLD Report – Ryan T. O’Connell
The Women’s Caucus: Winning Results – Valerie McGinty
The revolution will not be televised – Micha Star Liberty
Justice Day Report – Paul Woods
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
Access to Justice Commission – Anne Marie Murphy
Doing Good: Trial Lawyers in the Community – Kristine Meredith
New crop of freshmen lawmakers face first budget – Lea-Ann Tratten
AAJ Update – Ingrid M. Evans

Cover photo: DePuy hip replacement
 
July/August 2013, Vol. 43 No. 4
6 It’s time
Brian Kabateck
8 Bring it on
Sharon J. Arkin
10 If not now, when?
Lea-Ann Tratten
12 The voices of MICRA
www.38IsTooLate.com/stories
15 MICRA: How can YOU help?
16 A history of MICRA
J.G. Preston
22 Never a quitter
His children were killed when a doctor-shopping prescription drug addict ran them down on a neighborhood sidewalk. Then Bob Pack learned that an antiquated state law put a limit on the value of their life at $250,000. He won’t stop until MICRA is fixed.
Richard C. Paddock
26 MICRA’S $250,000 Cap – Three constitutional violations for Supreme Court review
Daniel U. Smith and Christopher B. Dolan
30
35 Class Action Appellate Report
H. Scott Leviant
40 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
48
News and Notes
SMCTLA “Lawyers in the Gutter” charity bowling event – Chantel Fitting
SJCTLA Spinal Injury Seminar – Lawrence Knapp
CAOM Tort & Trial Seminar
NLD Report – Ryan O’Connell
Doing Good: Trial Lawyers in the Community – Kristine Meredith
Women’s Caucus: A rising tide floats all boats – Valerie McGinty
What’s in it for me? – Vince Howard
Board Social Photos
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
Grassroots Report – Paul Woods
AAJ Update – Ingrid M. Evans

Cover photo: Mia Chavez and her mother Alejandra
   
September/October 2013, Vol. 43 No. 5
6 Rules of the road
Brian Kabateck
8 Doing good
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Under Labor Code Section 1102.5:
Pitfalls and Pointers for Practitioners

Kelly Armstrong and Jacqueline Ravenscroft
16 Workplace Investigations:
How to get them, how to use them and how to fight them

Jeremy Pasternak and Curt Surls
22 Silence is NOT golden – Some thoughts on managing litigation involving organizations, witnesses and industries with a culture of silence
Carla Minnard
26 Brinker: Then and now
Christian Schreiber and Jonathan E. Gertler
33 Class Action Appellate Report
H. Scott Leviant
37 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44
49
News and Notes
Legislative Report – Nancy Peverini
Women’s Caucus Report – Valerie McGinty
AAJ Update – Ingrid M. Evans
Diversity Committee Report – Micha Liberty
NLD Report – Ryan O’Connell
Volunteer Spotlight – Kristine Meredith
Correction
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green


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November/December 2013, Vol. 43 No. 6
6 Finding the words
Brian Kabateck
8 In court or the Capitol, our mission never ends
John M. Feder
10 Promoting diversity is still “Job One”
Sharon J. Arkin
12 Just try it!
Brian Kabateck and Derek Scott
16 Testing your case with focus groups: Choosing cases, adding value and refining your trial skills
Michael Bomberger
20 “Hype man” of the courtroom: A new lawyers’ guide to being an effective second chair
Erika Jacobsen White
24 Battling obstructive jurors on behalf of clients
Greg Bentley
26 Class Action Appellate Report
H. Scott Leviant
31
Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
37 2013 Legislative Report
Nancy Peverini
40 Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
San Mateo County TLA Seminar: Advanced Discovery Techniques – Chantel Fitting
San Mateo County TLA Judges Night
Kaiser Seminar Report
Consumer Attorneys Of Marin Judges Night
CAOIE Seminar: “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” – Greg Rizio
Women’s Caucus Report – Valerie McGinty
Membership Phone Bank – Photos
Diversity Committee Report – Vincent Howard
President’s Club Recognition Event – LA Dodgers Game – Photos
NLD Report – Ryan O’Connell
American Association for Justice Update – Ingrid M. Evans
Volunteer spotlight – Kristine Meredith
52 CAOC 2013 Award Winners
54
CAOC 52nd Annual Convention – J.G. Preston

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