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Los Angeles Lawyer
The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Table of Contents
February 2001
Vol. 23, No. 11
 
  Cover        Featured Article   PDF of Entire Issue   
 

FEATURES 

Final Exams
Knowing how to conduct direct and cross-examination properly will facilitate the work of the court and impress jurors
By Judge Ernest M. Hiroshige  

Driven to Excess (HTML) (PDF)
Recent court decisions have strengthened the hand of insureds who seek declaratory judgment against their excess insurers

By Jeffrey S. Raskin 

DEPARTMENTS

Practice Tips
The U.S. Supreme Court's surprise ruling on sentence enhancements
 
By Alex Ricciardulli 

Practice Tips
Enforcing a prebankruptcy release of claims and rights

By Howard J. Weg

Ethics Opinion No. 504
An attorney's duty to follow a client's explicit instruction not to disclose confidential information in the context of a minor client's disclosure of ongoing sexual abuse in dependency proceedings
 

Ethics Opinion No. 505
Engagement agreement restrictions on client settlement authority
 

Computer Counselor (HTML) (PDF)
Planning and implementing a computer backup system

By Carole Levitt and Elliott Stern 

COLUMNS

President's Page (HTML) (PDF)
The case for raising judicial salaries

By Rex S. Heinke  

Barristers Tips
New lawyers and their legal secretaries

By Karina B. Sterman  

Closing Argument
The State Bar: back to the future? 

By Justice Elwood Lui  

 
 



 
   
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