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Across the Bar

Fourth Quarter 2015

Across the Bar: Fourth Quarter 2015

Learn about 2015 Law Day Award Recipient Helen Ellis, plus Armando Villapudua is placed Under Oath. Across the Bar: Fourth Quarter 2015

Latest in Across the Bar

  • California's New Estate Planning Tool: The Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed

    Estate planning attorneys likely have encountered the following scenario: a single client contacts you to set up an estate plan. He wants to ensure that his main asset—his personal residence—will pass to his children upon death without the need for a costly and time-consuming probate proceeding, but he does not

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  • The Young Lawyers Section's "Top Ten Reasons to Date/Marry an Attorney"

    10. They will always be in great physical shape from all the ambulance chasing.9. Who doesn't love seeing their man/woman dressed in a suit every day?8. The alluring prestige of being married to/dating the most hated professional in the entire world.7. When it comes to student loan debt, sharing is

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  • New Requirements for Demurrers Effective January 1, 2016

    Beginning January 1, 2016, parties will be required to meet and confer prior to filing a demurrer due to the recent passing of Senate Bill 383. The bill enacts a new section of the Code of Civil Procedure, section 430.41, and amends section 472.The main feature of the new law

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  • 2015 Law Day Award Recipient Helen Ellis

    Helen Ellis is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Law Day Award. She has worked for San Joaquin County, providing services for those who struggle with substance abuse, for over forty years and is the first and current manager of the San Joaquin County Collaborative Courts, established in 2006. When

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  • Under Oath: Armando Villapudua

    Armando and I decided to meet at Casa Flores following his afternoon hearing. After he mistook an innocent bystander as his afternoon host, I introduced myself and we dove into the interview.Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness?A. "A day with my wife and kids on the beach. We

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  • Three Things Every Attorney Needs to be Doing Online

    Once upon a time, if you wanted to market your law firm, you put an ad in the yellow pages, maybe bought a few billboards, and waited for the phone to ring. Things are different today; consumers find their information online and unless you're running a well-established firm with no

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  • SJC Court Reporters to Provide All Attorney Transcripts Electronically - Email Addresses Needed

    San Joaquin County's official court reporters have partnered with YesLaw Online http://www.yeslaw.net/ to upload their transcripts to YesLaw Online's secure transcript depository. Beginning February 1, 2016, attorneys will be notified by the reporter via email that their transcripts have been uploaded and are available for download. The attorney, or his

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  • Welcome Elizabeth Kim

    ​The Stockton law firm of Neumiller & Beardslee is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth Kim as an associate attorney.  Her areas of practice include estate planning, conservatorships, guardianships, probate and trust litigation, federal and state taxation law, income tax audit defense, and tax collection matters and resolution. In

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