December 18, 2014

Do you need a lawyer when software can make legal documents?

My older brother (who is a physicist and computer genius) once suggested to me that computers could replace the jury system. He said that a computer program could be made that would account for all the different types of facts and...

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December 15, 2014

What to Expect With A Business Strategic Review

Once you sign up for a Business Strategic Review, what happens next? Good question! Here’s the process we follow.   1. Legal Engagement. First, we will review the basic information you provided us in your sign up to ens...

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December 11, 2014

The 40 Ways of Discrimination

Last week, I mentioned that there were at least 35 categories of unlawful employment discrimination in California. Well I updated my research for new laws from the last year and its now up to 40.   Before you think that Calif...

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December 8, 2014

Election Law Essentials For Third Parties

Third (or minor) party committees, their candidates, and independents are at a significant disadvantage compared to Republicans and Democrats. I think there are two major reasons for this: (1) lack of resources; (2) barriers to en...

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December 5, 2014

What does at-will employment mean?

In my experience, there are a lot of misunderstandings about what “at-will” employment means. Most employees assume that it is to their detriment and a bad thing. I have even heard lawyers describe a certain state̵...

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November 20, 2014

Three Things I Learned Sitting On A Jury

I confess. I used to not trust juries. In fact, I did not believe in the jury system. And even though I tried cases to juries, I did not believe in the very people whom I was trying to convince. Honestly, and it pains me to even w...

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October 29, 2014

Are there any laws I should know about when advertising my business?

YES! Advertising laws are complicated. There are a lot of them. And there are even more urban myths about what rights consumers have (or do not have). But the consumer and advertising laws have a dominant theme: don’t screw ...

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July 9, 2014

Bellatrix PC is Hiring Attorneys

Seeking: Employment Lawyer with 3+ years’ experience in litigation and counseling for San Diego office.   The Job: The job will be equal parts counseling and litigation. The firm acts as outside and general counsel for seve...

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June 20, 2014

How Your Failure to Be Direct With Others Causes Lawsuits

One of the best pieces of advice that I received as a young lawyer was “Never confuse good news with good advice.” What does that mean? It means that you should tell or hear the truth, even when it hurts. I feel strongly that ...

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June 12, 2014

Five Reasons Why Employers Should Force Sick Employees to Go Home.

That’s Elliot, the office cat.  He’s actually not just an office cat, he’s my full time cat; but he hates being alone, so he goes to the office with me, where he promptly annoys everyone by sleeping in their inb...

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