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In Brief

Across the Bar

Across the Bar 1st quarter 2016

Across the Bar: First Quarter 2016

 

Learn about 2015 Outstanding New Lawyer Zoey Merrill, plus Gene Eacret is placed Under Oath. Across the Bar: First Quarter 2016

 

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  • New Laws and Rules for 2016

    New Laws and Rules for 2016

    Numerous changes in California statutes, statewide rules of court, and local court rules have recently gone into effect or soon will. This article summarizes several (but by no means all) of the changes likely to affect civil practitioners in San Joaquin County.Statewide Laws and Rules1. Demurrers. Prior to filing a demurrer, the demurring

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  • Under Oath: Gene Eacret

    Under Oath: Gene Eacret

    Gene and I met shortly after his morning calendar. He came prepared; had read the previous interviews and was ready to fire with his answers. Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness? A. "What do you call it when you are out in the sticks? A rural, remote location with a

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  • W-INN-ing!: SJC Callahan Inn of Court Celebrates
its Tenth Anniversary

    W-INN-ing!: SJC Callahan Inn of Court Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

    In September 2015, the Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court kicked off its tenth year as it traditionally does: by bringing in a respected member of the legal community to Humphreys College Drivon School of Law to share his or her insights with the group. That night's guest, Judge Alex Kozinski

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  • New Courthouse Progress

    New Courthouse Progress

    As you can see, work continues on our new Stockton Courthouse. The exterior is nearly complete. In fact, the building is now approximately 72% complete. The project continues to be on schedule with substantial completion expected by mid-November 2016.Judge Appel and I continue meeting with our architects and furniture vendor, UCF. Decisions about the

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  • 2015 Outstanding New Lawyer, Zoey Merrill

    2015 Outstanding New Lawyer, Zoey Merrill

    ​If Zoey Merrill one day runs for elected office, she will have a difficult choice to make: what title should she use to describe herself? Enterpreneur? Law professor? Local celebrity? World-traveling adventurer? Former vegetarian?Perhaps she will choose the title recently bestowed upon her by the San Joaquin County Bar Association: SJCBA 2015 Outstanding New Lawyer.

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  • New Lawyers Reception

    New Lawyers Reception

    February 2, 2016 at the Bank of Stockton HeadquartersThe Bank of Stockton hosted a reception on February 2 honoring the newest members of the San Joaquin County legal profession. Attorneys who passed the California State Bar Exam gathered with more than 125 family members, veteran lawyers and judges at the

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  • Managing a Data Intensive Case: How to Find a
Needle Without Drowning in a Haystack

    Managing a Data Intensive Case: How to Find a Needle Without Drowning in a Haystack

    IntroductionThe practice of law continues to change, albeit slowly. Nowhere does this change impact the legal field more profoundly than the volume of data created by clients, lawyers, courts, and the public. Society has gone well beyond being "data rich" to being "data swamped." Computers, phones, cars, even household appliances generate enormous amounts

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  • U.S. v. Texas - The future of President Obama's
Immigration Executive Orders after Justice
Scalia's Passing

    U.S. v. Texas - The future of President Obama's Immigration Executive Orders after Justice Scalia's Passing

    United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016. Responsible for the rebirth of originalism, Justice Scalia was highly intellectual, fiercely conservative, and sometimes combative in the language of his dissenting opinions. His passing leaves a large void on the "conservative side" of the Court that will

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