2015 Article Index

Index to Articles Appearing in Volume 57, 2015
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 2015. This index is arranged alphabetically by main article topic, then alphabetically within that topic.

Animal Law

  • You Say Tarantula, I Say Assistance Animal: Navigating the Statutory Labyrinth of Service v. Assistance Animals, by Larry M. Roberts, January p.16

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation Advocacy: Negotiation Tips and Perspectives to Help You Up Your Game at Mediation, by Rebecca Callahan, July p.20
  • The Mediator’s Nightmare: Am I the Most Unreasonable Party’s Advocate? by David Ezra, August p.32

Appellate Law

  • Ninth Circuit Overturns a Key False Claims Act Precedent, by Jeffrey M. Hayes, September p.30

Business & Corporate Law

  • How to Speak Corporate Finance: Book of Jargon® Decodes the Insiders’ Lingo, by B. Shayne Kennedy, May p.36
  • Interested in Doing Business in Cuba? by Donna Bader, May p.22
  • Is Your Board Holding You Back? by Lola Gershfeld, December p.38
  • To Tell or Not to Tell: What Level of Disclosure Does Your Board Need? by Lola Gershfeld, August p.28

Commercial Law & Bankruptcy

  • Does the Ouster of FDCPA From Bankruptcy Court Violate the Equal Protection Clause? by David J. Cook, July p.26
  • The Legality of Manufacturing, Wholesaling, Importing, and Selling Alcoholic Beverages, by Simina Gentry, September p.40

Constitutional Law

  • Cover Story: A Triumph for Liberty and Equality, by Erwin Chemerinsky, August p.16
  • The Homeless Sex Offenders of Orange County, by Matthew Flyntz, April p.22
  • In Pursuit of the Right to Bear Arms: Building a Nontraditional Career in Constitutional Law, by Anna Barvir-Boone, May p.26
  • Invasion of the Drones, by Michael L. Baroni, October p.24

Criminal Law

  • Shrinking the Strike Zone—The California Supreme Court Tackles Eligibility Issues Under the Three Strikes Reform Act, by Martin F. Schwarz, October p.44

Election Law

  • Supreme Court Heads Back Into the Political Thicket, by Richard L. Hasen, September p.22

Ethics & Professional Responsibility

  • Ethically Speaking: 2014 Ethics Year in Review, by Members of the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committee, January p.36
  • Ethically Speaking: A Look at the Newly Revised Standards for Attorney Sanctions for Professional Misconduct, by Heather Porter Condon, August p.44
  • Ethically Speaking: Attorney Disclosure Upon Withdrawal, by Mary A. Dannelley, November p.47
  • Ethically Speaking: Does Size Matter? Ethical Considerations in Transitioning From Large-Firm to Small-Firm Practice, by Jennifer Bagosy, December p.56
  • Ethically Speaking: Don’t Forget the Aggregate Settlement Rule When Negotiating a Civil Settlement for Multiple Defendants, by Jeremy G. Suiter, October p.52
  • Ethically Speaking: Protecting In-House Consultation: Attorney-Client Privilege and Intrafirm Communications, by Robert K. Sall, February p.36
  • Ethically Speaking: Protecting Judicial Impartiality, by Carole J. Buckner, April p.44
  • Ethically Speaking: Recent Patent Decisions Illustrate Variation in Application of the Common Interest Privilege, by Lisa Glasser, May p.42
  • Ethically Speaking: So Long, Farewell ... Not So Fast: Duties Owed to Former Clients, by Scott B. Garner, March p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: The Ethical Perils of Representing Corporate Constituents at Depositions, by Fred L. Wilks, July p.40
  • Ethically Speaking: The Ethics of Referrals, by Matthew A. Hodel, September p.46
  • Ethically Speaking: When Conflicts of Rights Between Patent Clients Preclude Representation, by Paul Stewart, June p.40

Family Law

  • Family Law Corner: A Relationship “of Long Duration,” by Commissioner Richard G. Vogl (Ret.), April p.38
  • Family Law Corner: Discovered, by Laurel Brauer, January p.42
  • Marriage Equality: One Step Down the Path Toward Family Justice, by Erez Aloni and Judith Daar, August p.22

Health Care Law

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as Viewed Through the Eyes of the Court, by Simina Gentry, July p.30

Humor & the Law

  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Airbags in His Underpants, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, February p.42
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Another Opportunity You Missed, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, July p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Bad Choices, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, September p.52
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Clientele or Client Hell? by Justice William W. Bedsworth, January p.48
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Dalai Drama, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, May p.45
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Dealing With Doubt, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, December p.62
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Footnotes, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, November p.52
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: In Dog We Trust, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, March p.46
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Not All PJs Are Pajamas, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, April p.48
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Put Down That Fork and Step Away From the Plate, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, June p.44
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Strippers at the Funeral, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, August p.48
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Szadolci—No, It’s Not a Pasta Dish, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, October p.56
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Animal Planet, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., April p.42
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Backside Manners, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., September p.44
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Colander Girl, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., February p.34
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Extra Sensory Perception, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., June p.38
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Fish Story, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., July p.38
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: God Save the Queen, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., May p.40
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Mad, Monkey Sue, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., December p.54
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: No Women Allowed, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., January p.46
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Nose, Nose, Anything Goes, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., November p.44
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Self-Service, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., March p.38
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: The Case of the Devious Defecator, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., August p.42
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Voodoo in the Court, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., October p.51

Immigration Law

  • A Call to Service: Ensuring Every Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Asylum Seeker Detained at the Santa Ana City Jail Has Access to Justice, by Munmeeth Soni, October p.32

Insurance Law

  • Broker, Advisor, or Both? When an Expanded Duty Will Be Imposed, by Seymour B. Everett, David L. Martin, and Christopher C. Hossellman, January p.22
  • Death Followed by Judgment Day, by William C. O’Neill, February p.24
  • Expanding Opportunities to Secure Coverage for Intellectual Property Lawsuits Under Multimedia Policies, by David A. Gauntlett, March p.30
  • Providing Timely Notice of Claims Under Commercial General Liability and Employment Liability Practices Insurance Policies, by Najwa Tarzi Karzai, June p.30

Intellectual Property & Technology Law

  • Copyright Infringement Risks on Social Media, by Lindy Herman and Sean Lynch, December p.34
  • Indefiniteness Risks in “Means” Claims for Software Inventions, by John Giust, August p.40
  • One Link Too Many: Trademark Office Rejects Advertising Brochures as Point-of-Sale Display, by Jennifer Barry, Julie Dalke, and Patrick Justman, January p.26
  • Trademark Squatting 101: Before You Attempt to Expand Your Business into China, Read This! by Jeffrey C.P. Wang and Trevor Roberts, December p.30

International Law

  • Going for Gold, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., October p.20

Labor & Employment Law

  • Deferred Action Comes to the Workplace, by Richard M. Green, March p.26
  • Exempt Employee Overtime Pay: A Very Expensive Oxymoron, by Todd R. Wulffson and Ashley A. Halberda, February p.18
  • New Equal Pay Law Likely to Affect Law Firms, by James J. McDonald, Jr., December p.44
  • Rules of the Road, by Louis M. Marlin, November p.34

Military & Veteran Law

  • Bradley Erdosi: A Lawyer for Warriors, by Sheniece Smith, November p.28
  • Feminism, Domestic Violence, and Veterans, by Justice Eileen Moore, November p.20
  • Military Sexual Assault and Harassment Reform: A Balanced Approach but What About Veterans? by Kyndra Miller Rotunda, November p.16
  • Veterans Legal Institute and Legal Aid Society of Orange County Join Forces to Connect Veterans With Family Law Services, by Antoinette Balta, Scott Barnes, and William T. Tanner, November p.30
  • Veterans Legal Institute: Honoring Veterans With Pro Bono Legal Services, by Rosanna E. Moreno, May p.34
  • Veterans Treatment Court—A Lifeline for Troubled Vets, by Judge Joe T. Perez, November p.24


  • California Supreme Court Historical Facts: A Short Quiz, by Joseph L. Chairez, March p.28
  • Index to Articles Appearing in Volume 56, 2014: Orange County Lawyer Magazine, February p.4
  • Significant State and Federal Laws That Take Effect in 2015, by James Azadian and Samuel Reep, April p.14

OCBA Awards, Profiles, Interviews, Mentoring, Goals, Outreach, Pro Bono, Committees, etc.

  • The 19th Annual Sonenshine Pro Bono Opportunities’ Reception, by Nicole Whyte, January p.30
  • California Supreme Court Justice Cuéllar Joins the Public Law Center to Highlight Pro Bono Achievement in Orange County, by Kenneth W. Babcock, September p.26
  • Cover Story: Claudette Donatella Kunzman: Harmon G. Scoville Honoree, by Pearl G. Mann, December p.20
  • Cover Story: Defining the Young Lawyers Division, by Jesse Bolling, July p.14
  • Cover Story: Judge DiCesare: Delivering on the American Promise, by Dimetria A. Jackson. February p.10
  • Cover Story: President’s Page: Fore! Watch (Out?) as This President Takes to the Links, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, March p.10
  • Cover Story: The OCBA’s 2016 Secretarial Candidates: Deirdre M. Kelly and Steven G. Hittelman, September p.16
  • Cover Story: Who’s Who in the OCBA, April p.10
  • Cover Story: Who’s Who in the OCBA: The Affiliate Bars, May p.14
  • Cover Story: Wonder Woman Does OCBA, by Jennifer L. Keller, January p.10
  • Dean’s Corner: Exciting News for Western State, by Allen K. Easley, July p.37
  • Dean’s Corner: Fowler Law’s Mediation Clinic Fosters Respect and Increases Settlements, by Tom Campbell, March p.36
  • Dean’s Corner: Whittier Collaborates With Legal Aid to Launch Legal Access Program, by Martin Pritikin, February p.32
  • Getting to Know Judge Zitny, by Alan J. Crivaro, December p.24
  • Hon. Jeannie Joseph: Led to the Bench by a Lead Balloon, by Denise Crawford, December p.28
  • Judge Frederick P. Aguirre: One of the 101 Most Influential Latinos in 2014 With Deep Roots in Orange County, by Paul Evan Greenwald, March p.14
  • OCBA Section Updates, July p.34
  • The Path Less Travelled: Judge Apkarian’s Journey to the Bench, by Larisa Dinsmoor, September p.18
  • President’s Page: Addressing the Issue of Equality, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, February p.9
  • President’s Page: Defending November, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, November p.11
  • President’s Page: Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother and Thank a Vet, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, May p.9
  • President’s Page: The Fight for Court Funding Continues (Or, Why My Court Reporter Has Been Replaced by a Marionette), by Ashleigh E. Aitken, July p.9
  • President’s Page: The Importance of Mentoring, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, June p.9
  • President’s Page: It’s Truly a Wonderful Life, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, December p.12
  • President’s Page: Join the OCBA All Over Again, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, April p.9
  • President’s Page: OCBA at the Forefront, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, September p.11
  • President’s Page: OCBA Stars: The Next Generation, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, August p.11
  • President’s Page: A Taste of the Year Ahead, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, January p.9
  • President’s Page: United Through Service, by Ashleigh E. Aitken, October p.11
  • Project SELF: Twenty Years of Mentoring, by Christopher Wesierski, October p.48
  • Spotlight: Mentor On Demand, by Teresa A. McQueen, August p.31

Photos (Chronological By Issue Date)

  • OCBA Fall Member Mixer; OCBA Masters Division Fall Reception; OCBA Young Lawyers Division Holiday Kick-Off Party, January p.52
  • 23rd Annual MCLE Last Dash & Trade Show; Swearing-In Ceremony; OCAABA Judicial Reception, February p.48
  • OCBA 2015 Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting, March p.49
  • OCBA Young Lawyers Division 2015 Open House & Annual Business Meeting; OCBA Annual Section Chair Meeting; Second Harvest Food Bank Harvesting Event; OCBA Young Lawyers Division Social, April p.52
  • OCBA Charitable Fund 31st Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament; OCBJA Fifth Annual Dinner—20/20 Vision; OCHBA 37th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner; OCWLA Women Judges Reception, May p.48
  • OCBA Spring Member Mixer; OCBA Young Lawyers Division Wine Tasting; OCBA Community Outreach WHW/Men2Work; OCAABA 22nd Annual Installation Dinner, June p.48
  • OCBA State Bar President’s Reception; Chapman University Fowler School of Law 20th Anniversary; OCBA Community Outreach Committee Super Pet Adoption Event; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County Career Forum; OCBA Young Lawyers Division Golf Lesson, July p.48
  • Bridging the Gap; OCBA Summer Member Mixer; Restoration of Upper Newport Bay Preserve, August p.55
  • OCBA Corporate Counsel Summer Social; OCBA Entertainment, Sports, & Marketing Law and Intellectual Property & Technology Law Joint Section Summer Mixer; Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and OCHBA Baseball Night; OCLBA 5th Anniversary Gala; Public Law Center Volunteers for Justice 2015 Annual Dinner; OCBA Young Lawyers Division Casa 5K Walk/Run, September p.55
  • OCBA Bar Waiters Reception; OCBA Masters Division Summer Reception; OCBA Summer Beach Clean-Up; 2015 Project Self Recognition Dinner, October p.59
  • OCBA Law Student Leadership Reception; OCWLA 40th Annual Gala & Fundraiser; OCBA & OCWLA 24th Annual Race for the Cure; OCBA Young Lawyers Division Quarterly Business Meeting, November p.55
  • OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Fall Fundraiser; OCBA Masters Division Woman in Gold Seminar; OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception, December p.63

Practice of Law, Marketing, Procedures, & Related Issues

  • Admission Denied, by James T. Biggs, May p.32
  • To Demur or Not to Demur, by Steven S. Streger, September p.32
  • The Electronic Age in the Law Firm: Boon or Bane for Lawyers?, by Janet Proudfoot, June p.20
  • Ethics and Authentication in E-Discovery, by Drew Helms, April p.24
  • Five Steps for Branding Law Firms in the 21st Century, by Marla Malkin, June p.28
  • From Litigator to Legal Publisher to Law Instructor: How to Transition Careers, by David Finley, June p.34
  • How to Be an Effective Appellate Advocate: Top Tips From Justices and Research Attorneys, by Mary-Christine Sungaila, February p.14
  • Is California Ready for Service of Process by Social Media? by Kathleen O. Peterson, June p.36
  • Leveraging Metadata in Electronic Discovery, by Christina Lincoln, October p.39
  • Paperless Trials Are the New Litigation Reality, by Leonard Polyakov, September p.36
  • Practice Makes Perfect (Advice From the Masters), by Julie McCoy, June p.24
  • Reflections on Practicing Law in Orange County, by John Hurlbut, June p.22
  • RFAs: The Underutilized Strategy for Recovering Attorney’s Fees, by Lily Li, December p.40
  • Tech Tip: Ape for Apps: Ten Great Free Applications for Attorneys in 2015, by John F. O’Rourke and Trevor Roberts, November p.42
  • Tech Tip: Five Apps That Help Lawyers Get Things Done, by S. Ron Alkali, July p.36
  • Tech Tip: Four Essentials to Boost Your Firm’s Online Presence, by Diane Bucka, May p.38
  • Tech Tip: How Lawyers Can Get Clients on LinkedIn, by Li Lin, December p.52
  • Tech Tip: PACER Apps for iPhone and iPad, by Christi McGowan, April p.36

Real Estate Law

  • There Goes the Neighborhood: Regulating the Growing Short-Term Rental Industry, by Nathan P. Bettenhausen, July p.16
  • Tips for the General Practitioner in Dealing With a Homeowners Association, by Steven S. Weil and Kathleen Janics, April p.30

Solo Practitioner/Small Firm

  • To Demur or Not to Demur, by Steven S. Streger, September p.32
  • Starting a New Orange County-Based Law Firm: Then and Now, by Dean J. Zipser and Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, June p.14
  • Tax Law & Financial Planning

    • 401(k) Ruling Brings New Fiduciary, Legal Responsibilities, by Ellen A. Bartholemy, November p.36
    • Are Common Confusions About Consumer Credit Reports Costing Your Clients Money? by Georg Finder, November p.38
    • New Accounting Rules for Development State Entities, by Robert D. Fish and Wayne R. Pinnell, April p.26
    • Recent Changes to Circular 230 Make Written Tax Opinions Less Expensive and More Accessible, by David E. Libman, March p.18
    • Will Retroactive Proposition 30 Ever Be Challenged? by Frank J. Doti, March p.22

    Tort & Trial

    • How to Use the Deposition as a Tool for Success in Personal Injury Cases, by Greg Rizio, August p.36 Spoiling For a Fight: The Tort of Tortious Destruction of Evidence, by Judge Kirk H. Nakamura, January p.12
    • Not Your Parents’ Trespass Damages, by Dan Jacobson, January p.28

    Work/Life Balance

    • Are You Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions? by Jack Kenefick, February p.28
    • Can Lawyers Be Happy? by Anne M. Brafford, December p.48
    • The Key to Happiness for Working Mother Lawyers, by Jaime K. Shean, May p.30

    Orange County Lawyer gratefully acknowledges the substantial research and organization of Sayuri Espinosa, Law Student Extern of the magazine. This and a decade of Indexes are available on the OCBA website.