2012 Article Index

Index to Articles Appearing in Volume 54, 2012
Orange County Lawyer Magazine


As a service to our readers, the following is an index to Features, Special Features, Columns, and select Departments appearing in calendar year 2012. The index is arranged alphabetically by major article topic, then alphabetically within that topic.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Court Funding Crisis and Civil Mediation, by Mari Frank with Judge Kirk Nakamura, September p.22

Constitutional Law

  • A Matter of Time, by Erwin Chemerinsky, May p.16
  • California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos: Fiscal Meltdown Leads to Victory for Property Owners, School Districts, and Taxpayers, by William R. Maurer, March p.28
  • Defending Section 1983 Excessive Force Claims, by David L. Martin, October p.34
  • Evolving Perspectives and Transforming Law: Why Every (Sub)Urban Center Needs a Gay Bar Association, by Rosanne Faul and Andreas Meyer, February p.28
  • The Confrontation Clause, by Elise Diamond, January p.32

Construction Law

  • The Code Section that Could Cost You Your Construction Case, by Robert A. von Esch IV, May p.20

Corporations & Business Ethics

  • In-House with Teigue Thomas, by Gialisa Gaffaney, March p.22
  • Representing Clients in SEC Investigations, by Dennis A. Stubblefield, December p.14
  • Tread with Caution in California's Minimum Pricing Waters, by Travis J. Burch, December p.24

Court News & Opinions

  • President's Page: Judicial Appointments and Vacancies, by Dimetria A. Jackson, July p.7
  • Riding the Bench for 25 Years, by Judge Kazuharu Makino, February p.20

Criminal Law

  • Combating Domestic Violence, by Adam Dodge, December p.20
  • Domestic Violence, Cyber-Style, by Annie M. Coleman and Jason J. Coleman, March p.20
  • Introducing Frank Ospino, by Alan J. Crivaro, June p.22

Economics & the Law

  • A Strategy for Chinese Investment in America, by J. F. Karch, September p.36
  • What Is Going on with Our Economy?, by Tom Campbell, January p.10

Entertainment, Sports, & Marketing Law

  • Opportunities in International Sports Law, by Kristen Marin, April p.14
  • Rule 4 and the First-Year Minor League Draft, by Elizabeth R. Murphy, April p.11
  • The Law of Angels: David Cohen, by Michael L. Baroni, April p.10

Environmental Law

  • Cleaning Up Greenwashing: Regulating Environmental Marketing Claims, by Michael J. Alti and William J. Turpit, August p.30
  • Public Participation: A Bottoms-Up Approach to Lawmaking and Enforcement, by Marianne Dellinger, February p.16

Estate Planning, Wills, & Trusts

  • Trust Administration: Advising Clients in Times of Loss, by E. Lawrence Brock and Zach R. Harding, May p.22
  • Litigating Inheritance Interference, by Theodore I. Wallace, Jr., October p.16

Ethics & Professional Responsibility

  • Ethically Speaking: A Complex Web of Loyalties: The Tri-Partite Relationship and Cumis Counsel, by Seymour B. Everett III and Samantha E. Kohler, February p.33
  • Ethically Speaking: Communicating with Your Corporate Client's Unrepresented Employees, by Mary A. Donnelley, August p.36
  • Ethically Speaking: Counsel's Ethical Violation Bars Fee Recover, by Heather Porter Condon, December p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: Ethics in Review 2011, by the OCBA Professionalism & Ethics Committee, January p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: Friends with Benefits: When Does Socializing Between the Bench and Bar Warrant Judicial Disqualification?, by Isabelle M. Smith and Todd W. Smith, May p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: I Could Be Disciplined for That?, by Jennifer R. Bagosy, April p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: Malicious Prosecution Exposure of Passive Counsel: "Stand By" for Liability, by Howard J. Klein, November p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: Proposed Changes to the "No Contact" Rule Go Too Far, by Joel M. Pores, September p.46
  • Ethically Speaking: Rule 502 and Clawback Agreements, by Lisa Glasser and Rebecca Clifford, June p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: The Perils of Protecting the Privilege, by Scott B. Garner, July p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: Witness Interviews and Work Product, by Carole J. Buckner, October p.38
  • Ethically Speaking: Moral Character Beyond Admission to the State Bar, by Maryam Isles, January p.26

Family Law

  • Family Law Corner: Invisible Assets—The Problem of Stock Options and Deferred Compensation in Divorces, by Kathleen O. Peterson, September p.42
  • Family Law Corner: Visitation Affecting Support, by Commissioner Richard G. Vogl, January p.44

Health Care Law

  • Assessing the Health Care Decision, by Erwin Chemerinsky, September p.8
  • No Semantics Without Representation, by John C. Eastman, September p.12
  • OCBA Spotlight: Health Care Law Section, by Maryalice E. Khan and David H. Nayebaziz, September p.16

Humor & the Law

  • A Criminal Waste of Space: A Lesson from Walt Kelly and Sun Tzu (CLE from One of the People Grading Your Papers), by Justice William W. Bedsworth, October p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: A Trademark for Rev. Spooner, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, June p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: An Unprimed Pump, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, March p.46
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Cultural Literacy for Judges, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, August p.40
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: "Dispatches From Lesotho:" The Good Justice Examines Urban—Well, Kind of Urban—Crime, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, May p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Dog Days in New Mexico, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, December p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Fernando Strunk's Fearless Gypsy Predictions for 2012, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, January p.48
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: God Bless the City Council, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, November p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Hobgoblins of a Judicial Kind, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, July p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Schooled by the NCAA, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, September p.48
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Weaponized Snow Cones, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, February p.38
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Words with Friends (Pakistani Version), by Justice William W. Bedsworth, April p.44
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Bait-and-Switch Service, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., September p.44
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Closet Case, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., October p.42
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Dog Repo, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., April p.23
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Dunkin' Depos, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., August p.34
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Not Your Grandfather's Ethics, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., January p.46
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Poetic Justice, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., March p.44
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Poetry in (Law &) Motion, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., July p.38
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Technical Knockout, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., June p.38
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Trust Fund Baby, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., May p.38
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Wants Ad, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., February p.36
  • Millar's JurisDiction: What's in a Name?, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., November p.38
  • Millar's JurisDiction: Wine Time, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., December p.38

Immigration Law

  • EB-5 Immigration Investors—Creating Jobs in the United States, by Richard M. Wilner, July p.12
  • Human Trafficking: A Harsh Reality, by Neda Sargordan, October p.28
  • Immigration-Related Compliance Issues for Employers, by Mitchell Wexler and Patrick Shen, July p.28
  • LGBT Asylum Claims in the United States, by Julie Greenwald Marzouk, July p.14
  • Lost Children, by Peter Afrasiabi, July p.22
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Unaccompanied Minors, by Josh Effron, July p.18

Intellectual Property, Internet, & Technology

  • California-Style Privacy Goes National, by Cyrus Wadia, June p.28
  • From ™ to ®: Getting it Right the First Time, by Jeff Van Hoosear, April p.28
  • Head in the Cloud: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing, by Matthew Blake, May p.28
  • President's Page: Putting Social Media into Practice, by Dimetria A. Jackson, May p.7
  • The Anti-Competitive Olympic Games, by Brian Pelanda, July p.32
  • 200 Years of American Patent Law Tradition—Gone! An Overview of the 2011 America Invents Act, by Marin Cionca, February p.10

Labor & Employment Law

  • In Case You Missed It—Employment Law Developments Continue Into 2012, by James E. Hart, June p.8
  • Portable Electronic Devices and Employer Liability, by James P. Thomas and Harry P. (Hap) Weitzel, June p.10
  • California's Wage Orders: Landmines and Goldmines, by Tiffany Brosnan, June p.12
  • When Bad-Mouthing the Boss Is Protected by Law, by Christopher P. Wesierski and Roxanna Amini, June p.14

Letter to the Editor

  • Letter to the Editor, by Harris E. Kershnar, October p.5

Military & Veteran Law

  • Life After War: A Veteran's Incessant Struggle, by Jeffrey Milman, February p.26
  • Regulations Are for the Guidance of the Commander, by Francis E. Quinlan, November p.12
  • Their Own Battlefield: Roving Military Spouse Attorneys, by Lori Volkman, November p.18

OCBA Awards, Profiles, Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Mentorship, Goals, Outreach, Pro Bono, Committees, Etc.

  • AmeriCorps and Public Law Center: Partnering to Better Our Community, by Roberto Sarmiento, March p.42
  • Cover Story: "Chip" in for Charity, by John C. Hueston, April p.8
  • Cover Story: Hall of Famer—John Hurlbut Connects with Prestigious West Award, by Jesse Katz, foreword by Michael Yoder, February p.8
  • Cover Story: Leaving a Legacy of Compassionate and Meaningful Change for the Underrepresented: The Honorable Wendy S. Lindley (The "S" Must Stand for Superwoman), by Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, November p.8
  • Cover Story: President's Page: Serving the Community, by Dimetria A. Jackson, September p.7
  • Cover Story: Orange County Bar Association's Masters Division: No Dinosaurs Here, by Julie M. McCoy, June p.18
  • Cover Story: Our Devoted Volunteers: Improving Orange County through Dedicated Service, with comments from Sara L. Parker, Sherri L. Honer, and Claudette D. Kunzman, December p.8
  • Cover Story: Profile—President Dimetria A. Jackson, by Maria D. Murphy, January p.8
  • Cover Story: Providing Hope, Access, and Justice to Orange County's Underserved: PLC's 2012 Volunteers for Justice Dinner, by Kenneth W. Babcock, August p.8
  • Cover Story: The OCBA's 2013 Secretarial Candidates, October p.8
  • Cover Story: The Young Lawyers Division—The New Attorney, by Van Ha, July p.8
  • Cover Story: Who's Who in the OCBA, March p.8
  • Cover Story: Who's Who in the OCBA—The Affiliate Bars, May p.8
  • It Takes a Mock Trial Village, by Randi E. Pinckes, March p.36
  • Jennifer Keller, On Winning Big, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, October p.14
  • Katherine Darmer's Orange County Legacy, by Tiffany Chang, May p.17
  • Lawyers Without Borders, by Larisa Dinsmoor, November p.30
  • OCBA Spotlight: Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section, by Dennis A. Stubblefield, September p.20
  • OCBA Spotlight: The Administration of Justice Committee, by Edward A. Schlatter, October p.10
  • President's Page: Attorneys in Transition, by Dimetria A. Jackson, October p.7
  • President's Page: Inspiration & Initiatives for 2012, by Dimetria A. Jackson, January p.6
  • President's Page: Membership Has Its Privileges, by Dimetria A. Jackson, August p.7
  • President's Page: No Courts, No Justice, by Dimetria A. Jackson, April p.6
  • President's Page: Reflections on 2012, by Dimetria A. Jackson, December p.6
  • President's Page: Strategic Plan & Tribute to a Legal Giant, by Dimetria A. Jackson, November p.7
  • President's Page: What's Happening at the State Bar?, by Dimetria A. Jackson, June p.7
  • President's Page: What's Your APPtitude?, by Dimetria A. Jackson, February p.6
  • President's Page: Women's History Month—California's Legal Pioneers, by Dimetria A. Jackson, March p.6
  • Presiding Justice Kathleen O'Leary: A Jurist with Heart, by Julie M. McCoy, March p.10
  • SHORTSTOP: Reclaiming At-Risk Youth, by Michael P. Maguire, September p.34
  • Stay Dry, Keep Your Cool, and Other Lessons from Mock Trial, by Julia Berman, March p.40
  • The Orange County Jewish Bar Association: Having Fun While Giving Back, by Jordon Steinberg, February p.31
  • Who's Who in the OCBA—2012 Committee Leadership, September p.18


  • Memorial for Presiding Justice David G. Sills & Reception; OCAABA Autumn Festival; OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County Annual Benefit, January p.53
  • OCBA Fall Member Mixer; LRIS, MFA, and CRC Joint Appreciation Luncheon; Orange County Bar Foundation 2011 Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Reception; Alcohol, Bias, & Ethics, Oh My!, February p.45
  • OCBA 2012 Judges' Night & Annual Meeting, March p.49
  • OCBA Annual Section Chair Meeting; FBA/OC & OCBA Reception for Hon. Jean Rosenbluth, April p.49
  • OCBA Masters Division Presents The Three Cs of Legal Technology: The Courtroom, Clients, & Confidentiality; OCBA Presiding Justice Reception; OCBA Mommy Esquire Kick-Off Event: Networking Playdate; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County's Orange County Career Forum, May p.48
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Harvesting Event; OCBA Spring Member Mixer; OCBA Specialty Section Day; OCBA Real Estate Section Meeting; OCBA "Big for a Day" Event, June p.48
  • OCBA State Bar President Reception; OCBA Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Presents How Absolute Is the Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases?; OCBA Labor & Employment Section Presents Employment Law Practitioner's Toolkit; Foster Kids Luggage Drive, July p.48
  • OCBA Charitable Fund 28th Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament; Public Law Center Volunteers for Justice Dinner, August p.48
  • OCBA Summer Member Mixer; OCBA Reception Honoring Associate Justice David Thompson, September p.52
  • OCBA New Member Reception; OCBA Community Outreach Committee Beach Clean-Up Event; 2012 Project SELF Recognition Dinner; OCWLA & OCBA YLD Summer Luau Mixer, October p.48
  • The OCBA Masters Division Presents "Real Justice;" OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Presidents Building a Successful Solo or Small Firm; OCBA Health Care Law Section Meeting; Social Media 101 for Lawyers, November p.48
  • OCBA Charitable Fund Fall Fundraiser: Blues & Brews; OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception; OCBA Appellate Law Section Presents U.S. Supreme Court Preview; OCBA Race for the Cure, December p.47

Politics & the Law

  • Judicial Control: Up for Grabs, by Clint Bolick, August p.14
  • Lessons of Watergate Resurface at Chapman Symposium 40th Anniversary Event, by Ronald D. Rotunda, April p.18
  • Meet Jim Gray, by Marjorie Fuller, August p.18
  • Observations About California's Initiative Process, by Michael R. W. Houston, August p.28
  • Voting Rights (and Wrongs) in Election 2012, by Brian M. Castro, August p.16

Practice of Law, Procedures, & Related Issues

  • Acting as Local Counsel for a California Client? Beware of Brown v. Watson, by Michelle M. McCliman, November p.34
  • Does Anyone Read These Things? Boilerplate Hospital Admission Forms, by Philip Michels and Steven B. Stevens, December p.32
  • Increasing Productivity and Profitability with Paralegals, by Tom Pokladowski, September p.40
  • Limiting Exposure to Class-Action Litigation, by Anthony Lanza, September p.30
  • Petitions for Review in the California Supreme Court, by Jeremy B. Rosen, June p.32
  • Show Me the Money: Forum Selection and Post-Judgment Relief, by David J. Cook, May p.34
  • Six Happy Jurors, by Judge Kirk H. Nakamura, November p.20
  • Social Architecture and the Law, by Lorin Geitner, January p.16
  • The Death of the Post Judgment Stay at the Hands of an Attachment, by David J. Cook, January p.22

Real Estate

  • Increasing Homeowners Association Dues, by Denise Iger, July p.36

Science & the Law

  • A Tale of Two Conceptions: The Travails and Triumphs of Reproductive Medicine, by Judith Daar, October p.20
  • Is There Life After Death? The Rise of the High-Tech Family, by Judith Daar, March p.16

Tax Law & Financial Planning

  • A Primer on National Tax Reform Proposals, by Timothy D. Evans and Joshua C. H. Stokes, August p.22
  • Protect Your Client, Protect Yourself, by Traci Kaas, December p.30
  • Using a Donor Advised Fund for Charitable Giving, by Jennifer L. Franklin, April p.34

Orange County Lawyer magazine gratefully acknowledges the substantial research and organization of Elise Diamond, 2012 graduate of Chapman University School of Law, and Daren Gottlieb, Law Student Extern of the magazine. This and a decade of Indexes are available on the OCBA website.