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  • Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Using AI in Their Practice

    Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Using AI in Their Practice

    Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Using AI in Their Practice By: Don Ho The legal profession has been relatively slow to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) technologies compared to other industries. However, AI is rapidly advancing and attorneys who wish to maintain a competitive edge need to wisely leverage these powerful tools. AI can assist with legal … Continued

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  • Level Up Your Legal Research: Tips and Tricks for California Lawyers 

    Level Up Your Legal Research: Tips and Tricks for California Lawyers 

    Level Up Your Legal Research: Tips and Tricks for California Lawyers  It’s a task that’s been part of your workflow since your career began, but when was the last time you fine-tuned your approach to legal research? Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned attorney, chances are there’s room for improvement. The quality of … Continued

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  • The Inconvenient Forum Conundrum: How to Dismiss or Stay a Lawsuit Filed in California

    The Inconvenient Forum Conundrum: How to Dismiss or Stay a Lawsuit Filed in California

    The Inconvenient Forum Conundrum: How to Dismiss or Stay a Lawsuit Filed in California California is convenient for many things: making wine, surfing waves, launching a startup — we could go on! But it’s not always a convenient forum for a lawsuit against your client.   Where a case is heard can be as crucial as … Continued

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  • Trustees and Beneficiaries Beware

    Trustees and Beneficiaries Beware

    Trustees and Beneficiaries Beware: Think Twice Before Modifying an Irrevocable Trust By: Christina M. Chan Under section 6110(i)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, a Chief Counsel Advice memorandum (“CCA”) is a term used to describe written advice or instruction issued by the Service or the Office of Chief Counsel to field offices concerning the IRS’ … Continued

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  • Finding Out Your Client Is Not a U.S. Citizen, and What to Do Next

    Finding Out Your Client Is Not a U.S. Citizen, and What to Do Next

    Finding Out Your Client Is Not a U.S. Citizen, and What to Do Next By: Theodore Ko What if a client rushes into your office and says they’ve only just learned they are not a U.S. citizen after living, working, and voting for the last 60 years in the United States? A recent case in … Continued

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  • The Role of Precedent in Shaping California’s Legal Outcomes

    The Role of Precedent in Shaping California’s Legal Outcomes

    The Role of Precedent in Shaping California’s Legal Outcomes In the intricate web of the legal system, the doctrine of legal precedent, also known as stare decisis, plays a pivotal role in guiding judicial decision-making and ensuring consistency and predictability in law. Legal precedent refers to the principle whereby courts are bound to follow the … Continued

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