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Across the Bar

Across the Bar: Third Quarter 2016

Across the Bar: Third Quarter 2016

 

Featuring Three Perspectives on Mentoring, Business Method Patents, San Joaquin County's Veteran's Treatment Court and Under Oath: Stephen Rosenbaum

Across the Bar: Third Quarter 2016

 

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  • Under Oath: Stephen Rosenbaum

    Under Oath: Stephen Rosenbaum

    ​Stephen Rosenbaum, J.D., M.P.P. is the new Directing Attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) office in Stockton. Before joining CRLA, Stephen taught courses in social justice, civil rights litigation, and mental health law and policy at his alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt School of Law. Stephen

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  • Civil Judges' Panel Brown Bag

    Civil Judges' Panel Brown Bag

    ​Those who missed the Civil Litigation Civil Judges' Panel Brown Bag in Department 13, on June 28, 2016 should mark their calendars to attend the next one. The title of the event might sound boring, but perhaps it should have read, "everything you wanted to know about judges' decisions but

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  • San Joaquin County's Veterans Treatment Court

    San Joaquin County's Veterans Treatment Court

    San Joaquin County opened its doors to its newly-minted Veterans Treatment Court on February 2, 2015, becoming one of approximately 200 such courts across the United States. Since that time, the Court has had three veterans graduate, one of whom is now a successful law student, and another who is

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  • Business Methods Patents: Still Searching for a Simple Test

    Business Methods Patents: Still Searching for a Simple Test

    Ever since the 1998 decision of the Federal Circuit in State Street Bank,1 the question of whether business methods and related software are eligible for patent protection has bedeviled the courts. Although the United States Patent Office has granted thousands of patents in the field since then and the courts

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  • Why I Mentor

    "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." – Winston Churchill Why don't more experienced lawyers volunteer to mentor young attorneys? The San Joaquin County Bar Association has an excellent program, as does the Consuelo M. Callahan American Inn of Court. You don't

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  • Be Mentored

    Be Mentored

    It's hard out there for a new lawyer. It takes approximately one day to realize that, while law school taught you to pass the Bar Exam, you know nothing about how to actually practice law, how to work with a secretary, how to dress for Court, how to interact with

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  • Apply Now: The Invaluable Benefits of the Bar's Mentorship Program

    Apply Now: The Invaluable Benefits of the Bar's Mentorship Program

    In 2012, the San Joaquin County Bar Association established a mentorship program. The program's purpose is to elevate the competence, professionalism, and success of the local Bar through engagement with each other. Mentoring is a two-way street: it allows the experienced attorney to provide professional guidance and share practical knowledge,

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  • President's Message

    President's Message

    "Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way?" --Bye Bye Birdie (1960)Lawyers should write like Ernest Hemingway. Pick up one of his books; open to a page at random; choose any paragraph; read it. See for yourself: "We packed the lunch and two bottles of wine in the rucksack, and

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