Debrief: Strategy and Advocacy in eDiscovery

On January 19, 2018, PAABA’s Litigation Section, chaired by Rebecca Epstein, presented Derek Duarte from Blackstone Discovery speaking about best practices in eDiscovery.  Derek addressed ways to minimize costs of eDiscovery, why counsel might want to be as transparent as possible about their data retention and collection processes, and when counsel should draw up a Read more about Debrief: Strategy and Advocacy in eDiscovery[…]

Can a Model Rule Stop Sexual Harassment? — President’s Blog

You Don’t Need a Weatherman to See Which Way the Wind Blows …And you don’t need to be an attorney to grasp the significance of the upswelling of sexual harassment and assault incidents being brought to light this year. The #MeToo hashtag flooded Twitter and Facebook. Rep. Jackie Spier testified about harassment in the House Read more about Can a Model Rule Stop Sexual Harassment? — President’s Blog[…]

Debrief: How To Read Financial Statements

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association and the California State Bar Business Law Section’s Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies committee welcomed Debbie McCall, Audit Partner at Seiler LLP, to present on the subject of financial reporting and how to evaluate data and numbers.  In order to set the context, Ms. McCall reviewed the roles of Read more about Debrief: How To Read Financial Statements[…]

Self-Driving Cars: A Disruption to Land Use

by Andrea Nocito Andrea is a 2017 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While awaiting bar results, she is available for temporary, contract and project-based work and looks forward to helping innovators bring technologies to market as a transactional lawyer.  Autonomous vehicles (commonly known as self-driving cars) are disrupting what it means to get Read more about Self-Driving Cars: A Disruption to Land Use[…]

President’s Blog – September 6, 2017

PAABA is increasingly receiving requests from our members about how to put our legal training and expertise to use to protect vulnerable communities and victims of natural disasters.  Pro bono work is a core element of PAABA’s community service commitment, and it has been heartening to see so much interest in service from our members.  Read more about President’s Blog – September 6, 2017[…]

Lawyers and Stress: President’s Blog

How are you doing these days, PAABA? Summer is coming to an end, vacations are over, and school has started again. Time to put away the shorts and sandals and dive back into our mergers, our licensing agreements, our settlement negotiations, and our discovery battles. For some of us, this is energizing; for others, the Read more about Lawyers and Stress: President’s Blog[…]

Debrief: Tax Issues for Employment Lawyers

On June 20, 2017, PAABA’s Employment Law Section and Tax Section presented “Tax Issues in Employment Law” at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  Speaker Mindy Mayo is a Director and Human Capital Taxation practice leader at the San Jose location of Ryan, a national corporate tax services provider.  Ms. Mayo’s expertise is in payroll auditing, Read more about Debrief: Tax Issues for Employment Lawyers[…]

UC Berkeley Mock Trial Is Seeking Judges

Cal Mock Trial is UC Berkeley’s Official Mock Trial Team. Since its founding in 1999, Cal Mock Trial has been a nationally ranked program and has consistently competed at the top levels of collegiate mock trial.  Mock Trial is a team-based speech competition that combines elements of law, speech, debate, and theatre. As a simulation of Read more about UC Berkeley Mock Trial Is Seeking Judges[…]