California Courts New Year Rule Changes

The New Year has ushered in a host of changes, amendments, new rules, and repealed rules for the California Courts. Of particular mention are the changes affecting Civil Litigation the 12 California Counties covered by Smartrules including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Bernardino, Orange, San Mateo, Ventura, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego and Contra Costa.   … Read more

California Code of Civil Procedure 2025 – Depositions

The California Code of Civil Procedure 2025 covers oral depositions during discovery. The code states how depositions may be taken of an individual, a public or private organization, a partnership, an association or a government agency.   Additionally, the code also outlines how defendants can approach deposition and deposition notice. This code requires a party wishing … Read more

Legal Malpractice

Recently, insurance broker Ames & Gough released the findings of a study indicating that legal malpractice insurers experienced an increase in claims for 2012 – most especially in claims that exceeded $50 million.    Legal malpractice suits can stem from a variety of sources that run the gamut from blatant incompetency to a missed deadline … Read more