2003 Article Index

2003 Topical Index to Articles & Columns
Appearing in Orange County Lawyer Magazine 

As a service to our readers, follows an index to Features, Special Features, Columns, and select Departments appearing in calendar year 2003. The index is arranged alphabetically by major article topic, then alphabetically within that topic.


  • Contracting around §523 of the Bankruptcy Code: Is there an Iron-Clad Way to Create a Nondischargeable Settlement Obligation?, by Rebecca Callahan and Lisa Mathaisel,April p.35

Book Reviews

  • Motions to Terminate, Court Directory, by Michael E. Raabe, January p.34
  • [Various], by Michael E. Raabe, February p.18

Business and Law

  • Identifying Growth Opportunities for your Small Business Clients?Fundamentals, by Walter G. Kortschak, June p.48
  • A Neglected & Misunderstood Aspect of Business Value: The Market Approach, by Carl L. Sheeler, July p.30

Civil Procedure and Related Issues

  • The de Minimis Rule: Trifles of Time, by Amanda M. Riley, November p.18
  • Demurrers — The Complaint Demolisher, by Amanda M. Riley, June p.18
  • FLSA Overtime Class Actions and Liquidated Damages, by Aashish Y. Desai, November p.20
  • Limiting Discovery with Anti-Slapp Motions, by Christopher B. Latham, December p.18
  • Motions in Limine — The Evidence Constrictor, by Amanda M. Riley, September p.26
  • Motion to Consolidate — The Claim Affiliator, by Amanda M. Riley, July p.16
  • Motion to Strike — The Allegation Obliterator, by Amanda M. Riley, August p.35
  • The “Nine-Month” Rule and Punitive Damages for Health Care Professionals, by Aashish Y. Desai, August p.22
  • The Psychology of Punitive Damage Decisions During Employment Litigation, by Joni E. Johnston, August p.30
  • Summary Judgment Motions — The Trial Annihilator, by Amanda M. Riley, May p.30

Computers and the Law

  • The e-OCBA, by Peter Yamasaki, July p.18
  • Remote Access, by Jeff Lenning, February p.19

Constitutional Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure

  • The Excessive Fines Clause, by Michael E. Raabe, May p.34
  • Pronouncements of the U.S. Supreme Court, 2002-2003 — Criminal Procedure, by Charles H. Whitebread, September p.32
  • Pronouncements of the U.S. Supreme Court, 2002-2003 — The First Amendment, by Charles H. Whitebread, December p.30
  • Pronouncements of the U.S. Supreme Court, 2002-2003 — Fourteenth Amendment, Federalism and Statutory Interpretation, by Charles H. Whitebread, October p.32
  • Pronouncements of the U.S. Supreme Court, 2002-2003 — Habeas Corpus, by Charles H. Whitebread, November p.32
  • The Unusual Jury Clause and Due Process, by Michael E. Raabe, April p.33

Construction Defects and Related Issues

  • Strict Liability in Mass-Produced Homes, by Alexander S. Polsky, March p.22

Consumer Law and Related Issues

  • Gift Certificates in California: The Gift that Keeps on Giving, by Todd G. Friedland, March p.32

Contracts and Related Issues

  • Have Non-Compete Clauses Become Enforceable in California?, by Michael R. Kirschbaum, May p.22

Criminal Law

  • Forced Blood Testing in California without Arrest, by David J. Salvin, March p.35

Education and Law

  • Have Today’s Law Schools Really Changed?, by Jeremy B. Horwitz, January p.6

Estates, Trusts, Probate

  • Probate — A Primer, by Timothy J. Hanly, February p.16 [author name spelling corrected April p.13]
  • Top Six Things to Know about Keeping an Estate Plan Current, by Danny R. Boon, May p.18

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • How to Stop “Drive-By Incivility,” by Michael E. Raabe, July p.22

Family Law Corner and Family Law

  • Change in Circumstances as a Spousal Support Issue, by Jan Mark Dudman, March p.44
  • Civil Contempt, by Joseph Patrick Downs, October p.52
  • Custody in Probate Guardianships: Different Venue, Same Rules, by Neil W. Knuppel, February p.44
  • Divorce as an Asset Protection Device, by Donald Walter Sieveke, May p.46
  • Drafting and Litigating Premarital Agreements, by Philip G. Seastrom and Brian G. Seastrom, July p.44
  • “Fault” is Back (and with a Vengeance), by Stephen E. Olear, November p.46
  • “Getting Paid After Being Fired,” by David E. Wald, April p.50
  • Is Home Schooling for your Client?, by Sara Stewart Bergstrom, August p.43
  • Interspousal Immunity, by Sousan Alemansour Myaskovsky, January p. 44
  • The Judgment Debtor Exam, by Carlota M. Serna, June p.50
  • Letter to the Editor (Home Schooling), October p.51
  • More “Moore,” by Lisa Staight and Linda Chapin, December p.44
  • Rebutting the Custody Evaluation, by Wilma E. Presley and Catherine Goodrow, September p.48

Funeral Arrangements

  • Utilizing the Law to Give Your Clients Control Over their Cemetery and Funeral Arrangements, by E. Timothy Applegate, Sr., November p.10

Humor and the Law

  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “AY CARAMBA, TACO BELL,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, August p.40
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “The Constitution Nips at the Barking Dog,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, June p.50
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “Improper persona,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, November p.40
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: THE FICKLE FINGER OF BOOK SALES, by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, December p.40
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “A Leg in the Hand,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, March p.38
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “SOMETHING TO OFFEND EVERYONE,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, April p.43
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “Take the Ashes and Gub.,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, February p.37
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: TAKING STOCK IN THE MARKET, by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, May p.40
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “UFF DA,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, September p.42
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “Village Women Threaten Nudity in Oil Standoff,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, January p.36
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “We, the People of The State of… Mmm…,” by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, July p.40
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: WHO MOVED MY WOOLSACK?, by The Hon. William W. Bedsworth, October p.48
  • Home Improvement, by The Hon. Dan McNerney, September p.22
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Beware the Footnote Muse: A Lawyer gets Sanctioned, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., April p.10
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — A Boon to Divorce Lawyers: Marriage is No Longer a Prerequisite, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., June p.8
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — A Case for "Posterity,” by Richard W. Millar, Jr., July p.12
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Of Cows and Currents: How a Dairy Farmer Milked a Power Company, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., October p.6
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Cyberspace — Is there a there there, and the ADA, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., February p.14
  • Millar’s JurisDiction… Dissension in the Valley of the Dolls: Mattel Tries to Shackle S&M Barbie, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., January p.16
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — My Grandmother and the Tabloids Vindicated: Space Aliens are Real, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., May p.16
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Judge Not, Please: The Top Ten Ways to Court Removal, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., August p.6
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Marie Antoinette to Texas Class Action Lawyers: “Let Them Eat Coupons!,” by Richard W. Millar, Jr., November p.6
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Murder, Misconduct and Marijuana: Where is John Grisham when we Need Him?, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., December p.4
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Reality Television and Talk Show Detritus: There’s No Loser Like a Sore Loser, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., March p.10
  • Millar’s JurisDiction — Your Secretary or Your Wife: The Bermuda Triangle of Employment law, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., September p.5
  • Paintball by Numbers, by The Hon. Dan McNerney, June p.22
  • The Rat Pack, by The Hon. Dan McNerney, December p.22
  • Risky Business: The Dangers of Using Humor, by Andrew J. McClurg, June p.32
  • Shape Up!, by The Hon. Dan McNerney, November p.30
  • A Side Bar on Humor by a Professional Cartoonist and Lawyer, by Stu Rees, June p.33

Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property Issues Relating to Acquisition of Imported Hardware in a Global Marketplace, by Matthew D. Rifat, January p.3

International Law

  • An International Bankruptcy Code, by Leonard M. Salter, May p.36
  • Steering Clear of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, by Timothy Ashby, August p.10

Jurisprudence, General Interest, etc.

  • A Doctor Looks at Legal Education, by Carrie Teasdale, October p.8
  • Practice in Paradise: Pineapples to Oranges, by Dean Steward, February p.6
  • President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers — Aloha and Mahalo Atticus Finch, by Robert Gerard, November p.4
  • President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers — Follow the Spirit, It’s the Law, by Robert Gerard, April p.4
  • The Self-Loathing Lawyer: It’s Time to Bury the Stereotype, by Jeremy B. Horwitz, April p.21
  • Television’s Infatuation with Law, by Leonard M. Salter, April p.48
  • Temperament on Trial: Useful Psychology for Attorneys, October p.14

Labor Law and Related Issues

  • Conscientious Employers and the Undocumented Workforce, by Laura Fleming, March p.13
  • Preventive Law: Substance Abuse and the ADA, by Joni E. Johnston, January p.18

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • Professional Responsibility?A Primer Review, by Michael E. Raabe, February p.30

OCBA Goals, Committees, etc.

  • Call for Feature Articles(and Letters), [including policy guidelines for Orange County Lawyer magazine], April p.16
  • Charitable Fund Report, January p.28, February p.28, April p.30, May p.29, June p.31, July p.29, August p.29, September p.31, October p.31, November p.29, December p.28
  • Cover Story: Apply Yourself to the OCBA, by Peter Yamasaki, October p.24
  • Cover Story: Moorea — Return to Paradise, by Joseph L. Chairez, July p.14
  • Cover Story: The OCBA’s Secretarial Candidates for 2004, Joseph L. Chairez and Scott Wylie, November p.14
  • Cover Story: The OCBA Young Lawyers Division — Opportunities for Growth, by William J. Wall and the YLD Executive Committee, August p.14
  • Cover Story and President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers — “Eddie Would Go” and So Must I., by Robert Gerard, December p.14
  • Cover Story: The Public Law Center’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner — A Celebration of Good Works by the Orange County Legal Community, by Kenneth W. Babcock, September p.10
  • Cover Story: A True American Hero [Franklin G. West recipient, The Hon. David O. Carter], by Joel S. Miliband, February p.10
  • Cover Story: The 2003 Harmon G. Scoville Award Recipient — John B. Hurlbut, Jr., by Danni Murphy, June p.10
  • Cover Story: Who’s Who in the OCBA Part II — The Affiliate Bars, May p.10
  • Cover Story: Who’s Who in the OCBA, Part I, April p.8
  • Donate Your Cell Phone for a Good Cause, by Carolyn Ko, June p.16
  • Give a Couple of Hours, Get a Better Life!, by E. Gary Smith, April p.14
  • Index to Articles, Features, Special Features, and Selected Departments Appearing in the 2002 (Volume 44) Orange County Lawyer Magazine, January p.10
  • Making Law — The Process Through the Resolutions Committee, by Kim Hubbard, January p.8
  • OCBA Honors Justice Ikola, by The Hon. Gary L. Davis, March p.24
  • The OCBA October Harvest Food Drive, by Michael R. Bruggeman, October p.3
  • Orange County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee Launches the INFO Project, by Linda A. Albers, October p.4
  • Orange County Bar Association Speaks Out, by William M. Bush and W. Patrick O’Keefe, Jr., July p.20
  • Policy/Call for Articles, August p.49
  • President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers, by Robert Gerard, February p.4
  • President’s Page and Cover Story: Aloha for Lawyers — Be a “Doughnut Man” (or Woman), by Robert Gerard, March p.5
  • President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers — Aloha in the Court System Costs Money, by Robert Gerard, July p.4
  • President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers — Lawyers for Literacy Goes on a Surf Trip, by Robert Gerard, June p.4
  • President’s Page: Aloha for Lawyers — Your Military Needs You to Volunteer — for Lawyers for Literacy, by Robert Gerard, May p.4
  • Pro Bono Opportunity [The Domestic Violence Legal Clinics], February p.29, March p.29
  • Volunteers Needed for Visit to Orangewood Children’s Home, by Leticia Ramirez, September p.8

Paralegal Issues

  • Paralegal Requirements Tighten in 2004, by Kirsten Simonson, November p.8

Practice of Law, including Trial Practice

  • The Biggest Mistakes Made by Trial Lawyers(Are You Making Them)?, by Laura Hess, April p.23
  • Cash Flow — Finding it for Your Clients, by Valerie Greenberg, December p.10

Property Law and Related Issues

  • Eminent Domain and the Community Association, by Barry A. Ross, March p.28
  • Trespass to Chattel and Unsolicited Bulk Email, by Marc Alexander, September p.18

Punitive Damages

  • Calculation of Punitive Damages, by Daniel J. Callahan, December p.6


  • New Withholding Requirement for Sales of Real Property in California, by Howard M. Larsen, June p.20
  • Tax-Free Exchanges and Fractional Interests: TICs, Tax, Go!, by Jacob Stein, August p.18
  • Thinking about Hiring Your Nanny Under the Table? Think Again., by Robert E. King, June p.38

Writing and Law

  • The Dirty Dozen — and How To Defeat Them, by Jacquelyn E. Gentry, September p.14
  • Ten Rules for Writing Clearly, by Anita Storck, April p.18