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Across the Bar

Across the Bar, Second Quarter 2015

Across the Bar: Across the Bar, Second Quarter 2015

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    Moses and I met at a Starbucks coffee shop where he is a regular. The baristas all know him well. We settled in and the questions began. Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness? A. “What comes to mind is: having dinner with my family; a nice evening out

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  • China’s FOIA: The Regulation on Open Government Information

    The People’s Republic of China’s (“PRC”) Regulation on Open Government Information (“OGIR”) was enacted in January 2007 by the State Council. As the first national administrative regulation, it was a milestone in enhancing government transparency and safeguarding citizens’ right of access to government-held information. 1 After 13 long months of

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  • The Fledgling Practitioner

    I lie in bed, eyes wide open staring at the ceiling like a twelve-year-old the night before summer camp. I had so diligently planned for eight hours of sleep, and now I am rolled on my side, staring into my hand at the blue glow of my cell phone staring

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  • Historian Barbara W. Tuchman on the “Art of Writing”

    In October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of war as the United States demanded dismantling of offensive medium-range nuclear missile sites that the Soviet Union was constructing in Cuba, potentially within striking range of American cities. From behind-the-scenes accounts, we know that a new book by historian

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  • Warnings, Hope for the Future at Law Day Luncheon 2015

    At the 2015 Law Day Luncheon, presented by the San Joaquin County Bar Association and Bar Foundation, Dr. Bennet Omalu warned of the hidden dangers to the health and lives of professional football players, and Law Day Award recipient Hellen Ellis praised the efforts of those involved in the collaborative

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  • Family Law Attorney’s Real Property Liens: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

    The client must be given a reasonable opportunity to seek the advice of an independent lawyer and, thereafter, the client must consent in writing to the terms of the real property lien. In a recent appellate case, the husband that was awarded the community real property residence in the judgment

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  • Recent Changes Expand Availability of Sheriff’s Alternative Work Program for “Low-Risk” Defendants

    As many readers of Across the Bar know, the Sheriff’s Alternative Work Project has undergone changes in the past year. As part of an effort to reduce jail overcrowding in response to the so-called “realignment” that occurred in 2010-11, the Sheriff has expanded the programs and options available to those

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  • Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Is “Proportionality” the Cure for Discovery Abuse?

    Since before 1980, the drafters of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been trying to devise procedures and standards that would reduce discovery abuse in federal civil litigation. Yet, despite amendments in 1980, 1983, 1993, 2000, and 2006, surveys and studies continue to show pervasive concern about discovery abuse.

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