Across the Bar

Across the Bar is a publication of the San Joaquin County Bar Association, providing local legal news, educational content, and information about Bar Association events.

Employment Law Roundup

Much like the Hollywood movie season, this summer saw a number of "blockbuster" employment law decisions that you may have missed while on vacation. The summer kicked off with two big decisions from the Supreme Courts of California and the United States. First, in Dynamex Operations W. v. Superior Court1, the California Supreme Court set forth a new set of rules for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor for the purposes of wage and hour claims (e.g. unpaid minimum...

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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 2004, Ms. Kim graduated cum laude from University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science.  In 2008, she earned her J.D. graduating cum ...

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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 Helen came to work for the courts, there was only one collaborative court—the Felony Drug Court. Under her leadership, what began as a few basement offices and one program evolved into a program wi...

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Andy Pinasco Joins Neumiller & Beardslee

The Stockton law firm of Neumiller & Beardslee is pleased to announce the addition of Andy J. Pinasco as an associate attorney of the firm. Mr. Pinasco's areas of practice will concentrate in public works construction, employment, labor, and public agency law. Mr. Pinasco joined the firm in 2016 upon earning his Juris Doctor with Distinction from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. While at McGeorge, Mr. Pinasco wrote for the McGeorge Law Review and was an editor for ...

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