2017 Article Index


Index to Articles Appearing in Volume 59, 2017
Orange County Lawyer Magazine


As a service to our readers, the following is an index of Features, Special Features, Columns, and select Departments appearing in calendar year 2017. This index is arranged alphabetically by main article topic, then alphabetically within that topic.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitration Clauses: A Contemporary Look at Advanced Drafting Considerations and Opportunities, by Rebecca J. Callahan, April p.56
  • Arbitration Clauses: Hot Questions and Cool Answers, by Rebecca J. Callahan, February p.42
  • Mediating Disputes Among Clients, by Marc D. Alexander, March p.46

Appellate Law

  • 2016 Year in Review: Notable Published Civil Cases From the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Allan Gustin, January p.49

Business & Corporate Law

  • Five Tips to Help GCs Navigate California’s Legal Waters, by Patrick R. Ball and Miguel P. Prietto, Jr., January p.26
  • Navigating the SBA Affiliation Rules: Pitfalls to Avoid for Mentor-Protégé Companies, by Sean R. Dowsing, August p.42

Commercial Law & Bankruptcy

  • The Mixed Message of Midland Funding, by Annette Jarvis and Thomas Hwang, September p.28

Constitutional Law

  • In Microsoft Case, the Supreme Court Considers Law Enforcement Power in a Globalized and Digital World, by Joshua M. Robbins and Jaya Gupta, December p.28
  • Online Copyright Activities and First Amendment Internet Anonymity Rights, by Peter Afrasiabi, February p.36
  • The Communications Decency Act: Making Sense of the Federal Immunity for Online Services, by Timothy L. Alger, January p.30

Criminal Law

  • Children Are Different: When the Law Catches Up With Science, by Martin F. Schwarz, June p.30
  • Children Trafficked for Sex: A View of the Orange County Juvenile Court Through the Lens of Our Toughest Cases, by Judge Maria D. Hernandez and Judge Douglas J. Hatchimonji, June p.34
  • Cover Story: The Honorable Maria D. Hernandez: Trailblazer for the Advancement of Juvenile Justice, by Danni R. Murphy and Alan J. Crivaro, June p.25
  • Peers Implementing Restorative Justice for Youth Offenders, by James Arias, June p.38

Elder Law

  • Elder Law—Serving the Greatest Generation, by Joshua D. Ramirez, December p.46
  • Exploring the Validity of Nursing Home Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements, by William R. Wise, Jr. and Anh T. Paschal, December p.50

Environmental Law

  • California Renews Commitment to Cap-and-Trade to Meet 2030 GHG Emission Reductions, by Alene M. Taber and Kristin L. Garcia, December p.34
  • Environmental Federalism: Individual States, Cities, and Businesses Vow to Combat Climate Change, by Allison H. Ross and Meghan V. Brown, August p.36

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • Cover Story: Ethically Speaking: Artificial Intelligence and Its Not-So-Artificial Legal Ethics Implications, by Scott B. Garner, October p.64
  • Ethically Speaking: 2016 in Review, by Members of the OCBA Professionalism & Ethics Committee, January p.58
  • Ethically Speaking: Advising Clients Regarding California’s Marijuana Law Is a “Doobious” Practice, by Mary A. Dannelley, May p.60
  • Ethically Speaking: Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Promoting Civility and Professionalism Among Divorce Attorneys, by Nicole Nuzzo, August p.56
  • Ethically Speaking: Communications Between Counsel and PR Firms: Beware of Privilege Waiver, by Howard J. Klein, June p.62
  • Ethically Speaking: Diminished Capacity—A Lawyer’s Growing Dilemma, by Kristin Yokomoto, July p.60
  • Ethically Speaking: Ethical Issues to Consider Before Accepting Joint Representation, by Jeremy G. Suiter, February p.62
  • Ethically Speaking: Law Firm Departures: Avoiding Abandonment Issues, by Scott B. Garner, March p.64
  • Ethically Speaking: Navigating Privilege in the Emerging World of Litigation Funding, by Cathy Tran Moses, November p.60
  • Ethically Speaking: The Disappearing Attorney-Client Privilege, by Carole J. Buckner, April p.66
  • Ethically Speaking: The Surprising Consequences of Appealing an Order Disqualifying Counsel, by Paul A. Stewart, December p.65
  • Ethically Speaking: Will California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct Finally Embrace Ethical Screening?, by Suzanne Burke Spencer, September p.68
  • From San Francisco’s Most Bitter Disqualification Battle Ever to Race-Based Disqualification Motions: Ethics Implications in Disqualification Bids, by Peter Afrasiabi, May p.36

Family Law

  • Family Law Corner: Assessing E-Discovery Needs in Family Law Cases: Strategies for the Practitioner, by Kapil P. Dandamudi, May p.54

Humor and the Law

  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Baseball for Trappists, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, October p.71
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Bedsworth & Curious George, LLP, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, November p.66
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Fight On, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, April p.71
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Find a Rabbit and Apologize, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, July p.67
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Forewarned is Forearmed, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, January p.64
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: My Friend Cayla, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, June p.67
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Naming Rights, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, December p.70
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: “Pot of Gold” Redefined, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, September p.75
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Shakespeare’s Best Advice, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, March p.71
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: The Almighty Comma, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, May p.67
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: The Steel Cage Mud Run, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, August p.63
  • A Criminal Waste of Space: Thinking Outside the Container Ship, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, February p.69
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Carrying Coal to Newcastle, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., October p.62
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Coffee Break, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., August p.54
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Drop-Down Menu, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., February p.60
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Mining Olympic Gold, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., July p.58
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Party Time, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., April p.64
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Pest Control, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., March p.62
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: The Fickle Finger of Fate, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., December p.62
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: The Thirteenth Juror, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., January p.56
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Wax Job, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., September p.66
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Wedding Bells and Other Ding Dongs, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., June p.60
  • Millar’s JurisDiction: Where There’s Smoke . . . , by Richard W. Millar, Jr., May p.58

Insurance Law

  • The Answer Is: Ask the Question, by Dan Jacobson, February p.48

Intellectual Property & Technology Law

  • Blockchain Regulation: Growing Pains of a Financial Revolution, by Alexander B. Lindgren, October p.38
  • Cover Story: Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Navigating “Known Unknowns,” by James S. Azadian and Garrett M. Fahy, October p.22
  • Cover Story: Legal Analytics: The Opening Salvo for AI Into Legal Practice, by Gary E. Marchant and Josh D. Covey, October p.30
  • How Bitcoin Works: A Technological Description of Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrencies for Non-Technical Lawyers, by Joseph W. Guzzetta, October p.34
  • Matal v. Tam: Disparaging Trademarks, Like the Slants, Can Be Registered Trademarks, by Christina S. Loza, September p.24
  • Post-Enactment Case Law Developments Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, by William M. Hensley, July p.42
  • Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands: SCOTUS Cheers for Broader Copyright Protection, by Vishwanath Kootala Mohan, July p.36
  • TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group: A Vehicle to Resolve the Patent Law Venue Dispute, by Vishwanath Kootala Mohan, April p.50

Labor & Employment Law 

  • California Employers Beware: The Cost of Paying Employees Is About to Go Up, by Kimberly A. Chase, September p.50
  • Efforts to Provide Paid Family Leave on the Rise, by Shirin Forootan, May p.42
  • Emoji and Deciphering Intent in the Digital Age, by Tanya M. Kiatkulpiboone and Andrea W. Paris, June p.42
  • Lawyers as Employers: Top Five Management Mistakes to Avoid, by Todd R. Wulffson, September p.54
  • The Wage Equality Act of 2016: Promoting Equity or Stunting Employment?, by Todd R. Wulffson and Emily K. Borman, February p.32

Military and Veterans Law

  • Honoring Veterans in Orange County, by Briana F. Richmond, November p.36
  • Lawyers for Warriors Recognizes Extraordinary Service on Behalf of Veterans, by Matthew B. Rabin, December p.44
  • The Irrational Rationale: How the Military Hides Behind the Feres Doctrine to Deny Justice to Service Members, by Dallis N. Warshaw, July p.28

Marketing/ Client Development

  • Communication Made in the USA: Legal-Business Style, by Anne Marie Cox, January p.42
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Six Underutilized Ways to Accelerate New Revenue, by Allan Colman, July p.48


  • 2016-2017 Term in Review: Notable Civil Cases from the California Supreme Court, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Allan Gustin, November p.46
  • 2017 New State and Federal Laws, by James S. Azadian and Eric G. Salbert, March p.36
  • California’s Changing Marijuana Laws Grow New Opportunities, by Donald W. Sieveke, October p.42
  • Effective Board Skills: The New Era of Collaboration, by Dr. Lola Gershfeld, January p.38
  • Index of Articles Appearing in Volume 58, 2016 Orange County Lawyer Magazine, March p.55

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

  • CASA: Empowering OC Youth, One Volunteer at a Time, by Regan Dean Phillips, April p.45
  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Keynotes Volunteers for Justice Dinner, by Kenneth W. Babcock, September p.40
  • Christina Zabat-Fran: This General Counsel Means Business, by Gloria J. Lee, March p.32
  • Cover Story: A Fine Man: John A. Bergen, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., November p.24
  • Cover Story: Golfing With Purpose, by Todd. G. Friedland, March p.22
  • Cover Story: Lions, and Tigers, and Bearristers, Oh My!—A Diverse Agenda for the YLD, by Colin A. Hendricks, July p.24
  • Cover Story: Michael Baroni: Not Your Typical Lawyer—Not a Typical President, by David S. Cohen, January p.22
  • Cover Story: OCBA CLE Thailand Seminar 2018: From the City to the Jungle, by Joseph L. Chairez, December p.22
  • Cover Story: Raise Your Glass 2017: Socializing for a Cause, by Todd G. Friedland, August p.24
  • Cover Story: The OCBA’s Candidates for Secretary: Daniel S. Robinson and Larisa M. Dinsmoor, September p.22
  • Cover Story: West Honoree Dean Zipser Exemplifies Serving Others and Living Well, by Thomas H. Bienert, Jr., February p.22
  • Cover Story: Who’s Who in the OCBA, April p.22
  • Cover Story: Who’s Who in the OCBA—The Affiliate Bars, May p.22
  • Dean’s Corner: UCI Law’s Next Chapter, by L. Song Richardson, September p.62
  • Erwin Chemerinsky Taught Orange County to Set a Higher Bar, by Kate Marr, October p.48
  • Irish Castle Continuing Legal Education, by Joseph L. Chairez, March p.52
  • Michele Johnson: Small-Town Girl Makes a Big Impact in OC, by Gloria J. Lee, November p.40
  • Not Easily Tested: Ambry Genetic’s Melissa Yoon, by Michael I. Katz, March p.28
  • President’s Page: GRIP of Orange County Angels, by Michael L. Baroni, May p.16
  • President’s Page: Helping People Turn Over a “New Leaf”, by Michael L. Baroni, September p.16
  • President’s Page: Judge Carter: Fighter on a Hill, by Michael L. Baroni, October p.16
  • President’s Page: Moving Forward Together, by Michael L. Baroni, February p.16
  • President’s Page: One for All, All for One Another, by Michael L. Baroni, December, p.16
  • President’s Page: The Heroes of Community Outreach, by Michael L. Baroni, June p.18
  • President’s Page: Serge Tomassian: Fostering a World of Mutual Respect, by Michael L. Baroni, July p.18
  • President’s Page: Shyima Hall: Human Trafficking Victim Describes Fight for the American Dream, by Michael L. Baroni, March p.16
  • President’s Page: Thank You to Our Veterans, by Michael L. Baroni, November p.16
  • President’s Page: The Smart Jazz Execs, by Michael L. Baroni, April p.16
  • President’s Page: United We Stand: Defending the American Dream, by Michael L. Baroni, January p.16
  • The OCBA Honors Its 2017 Volunteers, December p.26
  • The OCBA Legislative Resolutions Committee, by Maryalice E. Khan, April p.28
  • Update on the OCBA’s Amicus Alo Task Force, by Shirin Forootan, November p.34

Photos (by Date)

  • OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception, January p.54
  • OCBA Masters Division Trivia Night, OCBA International Law Section Meeting, OCBA Young Lawyers Division Holiday Social, January p.66
  • OCBA Fall Mixer, February p.56
  • OCBA Tax Law Section Meeting, OCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting, State Bar Admissions Ceremony, February p.74
  • OCBA Judges’ Night and Annual Meeting, March p.60
  • OCBA Family Law Section Meeting, OCBA Last Dash, March p.74
  • OCBA Charitable Fund Grant Giving Reception, April p.62
  • Bridging the Gap; OCBA Masters Division Reception Honoring Judge Gail Andler, April p.74
  • OCHBA 39th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner; OCWLA Mardi Gras Night; CBA-OC Installation; TMBA, Chapman University Fowler School of Law BLSA & DSJF Movie Screening of 13th; FBA-OC & ABTL-OC Swearing-In, Champagne Toast & Reception; OCAABA Sushi & Sake Fest, May p.48
  • OCBA Annual Section Chair Luncheon, OCBA Family Law Section Charles Garrity Award Reception, OCBA Reception Honoring State Bar President Jim Fox, May p.70
  • OCAABA 24th Annual Installation Dinner, OCWLA Women Judges Reception, June p.14
  • OCBA Spring Member Mixer, June p.54
  • OCBA Harvesting Event, OCBA & WHW Breakfast Meeting, OCBA Young Lawyers Division Spring Social, June p.70
  • IABA-OC Seventh Annual Fundraiser & Gala, July p.14
  • OCBA Charitable Fund Golf Scramble, July p.52
  • OCBA Young Lawyers Division Angels Game Night, OCBA Appellate Law Section Meeting, OCBA College of Trial Advocacy, July p.70
  • OCHBA Los Cabos CLE Travel Seminar, TMBA & FLOC Mixer, August p.14
  • OCBA Summer Member Mixer, August p.48
  • OCBA Masters Division Angels Game Night, OCBA Newport Back Bay Restoration, OCBA Annual Committee Chair Luncheon, August p.70
  • OCBA Beach Clean-Up, OCBA Trusts & Estates Reception Honoring Retiring Judge Jamoa Moberly, OCBA Bridging the Gap, September p.58
  • OCLBA Seventh Anniversary Party, ABTL-OC & Corporate Counsel Joint Summer Social, OCWLA Membership Mixer, September p.60
  • State Bar Swearing-In Ceremony, Western State College of Law Swearing-In Ceremony, OCBA Amicus Alo Task Force Seminar, OCBA Young Lawyers Division Tiki Cruise, September p.78
  • OCWLA Reception Honoring Judge Moberly, October p.59
  • OCBA Charitable Fund Raise Your Glass Annual Benefit, October p.60
  • OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Symposium, Orangewood Children and Family Center Visit, OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Summer Social, October p.74
  • OCBA Appellate Section Meeting, OCBA International Law Section Seminar, OCBA Bar Waiters Reception, OCBA Men and Women in Service, November p.54
  • OCHBA: End of Summer Mixer, IALOC: Tribute to Hon. James J. DiCesare, OCWLA: 42nd Annual Gala, November p.58
  • OCBA Young Lawyers Division Casa Annual Picnic, OCBA Business Litigation Section Meeting, 1st Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration, November p.70
  • OCBA Young Lawyers Division Corporate Counsel Section Circle of Counsel, The Status and Future of the California Supreme Court, December p.54
  • OCHBA: Annual Judges BBQ, TMBA: Bar Mixer, OC KABA: 12th Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony, December p.56
  • Race for the Cure, OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Seminar, U.S. Supreme Court Preview & Presentation of the David G. Sills Award for Appellate Excellence, December p.74

Practice of Law, Procedures, and Related Issues

  • Approaching the Bench: Attorney Fee Motions: Hunting for Fluff and the Avoidable Haircut, by Steven S. Streger, May p.50
  • Approaching the Bench: One Year Later: Reflections From the Bench on the Demurrer Meet-and-Confer Requirements in Code of Civil Procedure Section 430.41, by Kimberly A. Knill, June p.56
  • Approaching the Bench: Trial Presentation and the Problem With Cumulative Evidence, by Judge David R. Chaffee, July p.54
  • Dear Counsel: Advice for Associates, February p.58
  • Dear Counsel: Making a Lateral Move and Opening Your Own Practice, September p.64
  • Dear Counsel: Paying Off Debt and Taking Parental Leave, August p.50
  • Dear Counsel: The Meaning of Success, December p.60
  • Financial Management Strategy: Structuring Attorney’s Fees, by Patrick C. Farber, June p.48
  • More or Less: A Peremptory Challenge, by Judge David A. Hoffer, May p.31
  • Revisiting Investigation Practices for Workplace Misconduct in the Wake of the Uber Debacle, by Jordon R. Ferguson, October p.54
  • Tech Tip: Take Your Firm’s Financial Forecasting to the Next Level, by Fred Parrish, August p.52
  • The Best Job Candidate Is a Foreign National? What to Consider, by Mitchell L. Wexler and Katie W. Wu, September p.44
  • Tips for the Last-Minute Trial Lawyer, by Christopher W. Arledge, August p.30
  • To Be a Trial Lawyer, by Roy L. Comer, February p.28

Public Law

  • Seawalls in California: The Supreme Court Speaks to the Power of the Coastal Commission, by Paul J. Weinberg, September p.34

Tax Law and Financial Planning

  • IRS’s New Tools for Tax Collection: Private IRS Tax Debt Collectors and Passport Revocation or Denial, by Marianne H. Man, April p.38
  • The Next Campaign: IRS Changes Its Approach to Large Business and International Audits, by Star Q. Lopez, April p.32

Tort & Trial

  • Dirty Work: Disgorging the Profits of Trespassing Pipelines, by Timothy M. Kowal, October p.50
  • Is Uncle Sam Judgment-Proofing Your Qui Tam?, by Jesse Gessin, December p.40

Workers’ Compensation

  • Out of Line: The Non-Divergence of the Going and Coming Rule in Workers’ Compensation and Vicarious Liability Cases After Hartline v. Kaiser Foundation, by Judge Kirk H. Nakamura, January p.44

Work/Life Balance

  • Depression, Drugs, and Suicide: Occupational Hazards for Legal Professionals, by Pamela J.P. Donison, November p.28
  • Why I Brought My Nine-Year-Old to Court, by Kerry W. Franich, June p.52


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