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Survival Guide for New Attorneys in California

A joint publication of Los Angeles Lawyer
and the
Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers Section

  Table of Contents

Cover Page -- View PDF of Entire Issue -- LAL Home

  Starting Out

Integrity Is Everything
By Judge Charles W. McCoy Jr.

Forget (Some of) What You Learned in Law School
By Susan Estrich

Much to Learn, You Still Have
By Benjamin G. Shatz

Networking Tips for the New Associate
By Art Jalandoni and Jennifer A. Grady

The Challenges of Time Management for Associates
By Felix Woo

Achieving Financial Balance
By Ben Fagerlind

Questions and Answers about Professional Liability Insurance
By W. Brian Ahern

  Shaping Your Career  

What Joining an Association Can Do for You
By David Reinert

How to Work with Senior Partners
By Michael A. Geibelson

In New Attorneys We Trust: How to Make In-House Counsel Happy
By Mhare O. Mouradian

Weighing the Benefits of Being an In-House Counsel
By David Schnider

Career Transitions
By Adam J. Post

Dispelling the Common Myths about Careers in Public Interest Law
By HernĂ¡n Vera

The Essential Role of New Lawyers in Pro Bono Work
By Blaine H. Evanson and Vania M. Gauthreaux

Assessing the Risks and Rewards of a Solo Career
By R. J. Molligan

Effectively Handling High-Profile and Celebrity Cases
By Thomas A. Mesereau Jr.

  Practice Basics  

Beyond Liability, Damages, and Collectibility: The Importance of Vetting a Plaintiff's Case
By Stuart R. Fraenkel

To Share Fee-Splitting Arrangements Is Human, to Disclose Is Divine
By Jeffrey D. Wolf

Mitigating the Challenges of Managing Your Practice
By Christopher T. Anderson

Triggering General Liability Insurance Coverage for a Third-Party Claim
By Michael L. Cohen and Heather M. McKeon

Finding the Best Expert Online: A Direct Examination of Directories and Referral Services
By Ashley Miller

How to Succeed with Expert Witnesses
By David Nolte

Dos and Don'ts of Paper Discovery
By Justice Richard C. Neal (ret.) and Barbara Reeves Neal

California E-Discovery Basics: Tips for the E-Competent Litigator
By Diane E. Barry and Judge James L. Smith (ret.)

Cloud-Based Electronic Discovery Is in Your Future
By Robert J. Ambrogi

Advancing the Long-Term Strategy of Changing the Law
By Blair Schlecter

Applying the "Usual Stipulations" at a Deposition
By Heather E. Stern

  At the Courthouse  

How to Survive--and Even Succeed--in the Los Angeles Superior Court
By Judge Lee Smalley Edmon

Litigation Tips for Tight Times
By Judge Michael L. Stern

Expedited Jury Trials Offer Quick Trial Experience
By Steven P. Goldberg

The Rewards and Pitfalls of Class Actions
By Brian S. Kabateck and Dominique Nasr

Making the Last Word Count: Guidelines for Writing an Effective Reply Brief
By Damon Thayer

Protecting the Record for Appeal
By Robin Meadow

  The Work of a Lifetime  

The Practice of Law: Your Job, Your Career, or Your Calling?
By Timothy A. Tosta


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