2019 Article Index


Index to Articles Appearing in Volume 61, 2019
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 2019. This index is arranged alphabetically by main article topic, then alphabetically within that topic.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • That’s a Wrap! How to Conclude a Mediation, by the Honorable James P. Gray, Sept. p.27
  • The Meat of the Mediation, by the Honorable James P. Gray, Ret., Mar. p.40
  • Appellate Law

    • 2018 in Review: Notable Civil Cases From the California Supreme Court, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Marco A. Pulido, Jan. p.31
    • 2018 Year in Review: Notable Published Civil Cases From the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Allan Gustin, Feb. p.30
    • The 2018 Supreme Court Term Belonged to the Chief Justice, by Blaine H. Evanson, Raquel Sghiatti, and Nicholas Barba, Aug. p.37

    Attorney Wellness and Quality of Life

    • Out of Office: Life Coaching for Lawyers, by Julie M. McCoy, June p.56
    • Out of Office: The Importance of Building Mental Toughness, by Anthony F. Geraci, Nov. p.56
    • Out of Office: The Most Important Word I Ever Read, by the Honorable Francisco F. Firmat, Mar. p.46

    Banking and Lending

    • Dean’s Corner: New UCI Student Loan Law Initiative Aims to Protect Student Borrowers, by L. Song Richardson, Feb. p.52

    Civil Rights

    • Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Commemorates Juneteenth, by Desirae Hutchison and Rebekah F. Thomas, Aug. p.42

    Corporations and Associations

    • Lobbying, Election-Related Activities, and Advocacy: What Can, and Should, Your Nonprofit Be Doing?, by Naomi R. Dewey, May p.38

    Commercial Law & Bankruptcy

    • Congress Acts! Chapter 11 Reorganization Tailored to Small Business, by Richard A. Marshack and Tinho Mang, Dec. p.34
    • Show Me the Money—But in Writing, Please, by Travis J. Burch, June p.47

    Constitutional Law

    • Adult Content, “R” Ratings, and Copyright Infringement: But Context Also Matters in SLAPP Litigation, by the Honorable Kimberly A. Knill, Aug. p.33
    • Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, and Wrongful Termination: Does the Defendant’s Illicit Motive Factor Into the Court’s Analysis in SLAPP Cases?, by the Honorable Kimberly A. Knill, Nov. p.39
    • Iancu v. Brunetti: Immoral and Scandalous Marks May Now Be Registered With the USPTO Without Limitation, by Christina S. Loza, Sept. p.31

    Construction Law

    • The Rise of Technology in the Construction Industry, by Terri H. Bui, Sept. p.37

    Data Privacy

    • Beyond the Basics of the California Consumer Privacy Act: Unanticipated Challenges in Complying With the New Privacy Law, by Joseph W. Guzzetta, Apr. p.28
    • Should Putative Class Members Opt In Before Their Personal Information Is Disclosed in California Consumer Privacy Act Litigation?, by Lily Li and Matthew K. Wegner, May p.28
    • Tech Tip: Business Email Compromise (BEC): The Cyber Crime Threat Turning Dreams Into Nightmares, by Rahul Gupta, Aug. p.52

    Education Law

    • Cover: Learning Your ABCs, 123s, and IEPs: Special Education in Public Schools, by Meldie M. Moore, June p.22
    • Cover: The Systemic Problem of Bullying in Schools Requires Legal Action, by Amanda N. Selogie, June p.26
    • Cover: Charter Schools in Orange County, by Ian Hanigan, June p.30
    • Cover: Debunking Myths About the California Healthy Youth Act, by Ariana Rodriguez, June p.32

    Elder Law

    • A New Eldercaring Coordination Program in Orange County, by Sarah J. Gross, Jan. p.25

    Ethics and Professional Responsibility

    • Ethically Speaking: 2018 in Review, by Members of the OCBA Professionalism & Ethics Committee, Jan. p.56
    • Ethically Speaking: Are Lawyers Immune From Liability When Making Judgment Calls?, by Robert K. Sall, Apr. p.57
    • Ethically Speaking: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence, by Kristin L. Yokomoto, Oct. p.66
    • Ethically Speaking: Ethical Issues Associated With California’s New Mediation Disclosure and Acknowledgement Requirements, by Michael D. Stewart, Aug. p.56
    • Ethically Speaking: Implied Consent to Current Client Conflicts, by Carole J. Buckner, Mar. p.58
    • Ethically Speaking: Mandatory Malpractice Insurance: An Attack on Access to Justice, by Scott B. Garner, May p.53
    • Ethically Speaking: “My Boss Made Me Do It” Won’t Cut It: Why Ethics Is Important for New(er) Lawyers, by Jason Moberly Caruso, Sept. p.58
    • Ethically Speaking: New Rule 8.4.1 Prohibits Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation: Has the State Bar Stepped Outside Its Bailiwick?, by Mary A. Dannelley, June p.60
    • Ethically Speaking: State Bar Weighs In on Whether Attorneys May Ethically Consult With In-House Counsel When Error Occurs, by Suzanne Burke Spencer, July p.60
    • Ethically Speaking: The Mobile Lawyer Effect: How Much are Lateral Hires Costing Your Firm?, by Nicole Nuzzo, Nov. p.60
    • Ethically Speaking: Today’s Lesson: Don’t Conspire Against Your Lawyer, by Robert M. Dato, Dec. p.61
    • Ethically Speaking: When Can Experts Be Disqualified Based on Prior Relationships?, by Cathy Tran Moses, Feb. p.57

    Family Law

    • Family Law Corner: Dividing Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Plans, by Alexander C. Payne, Nov. p.52
    • Family Law Corner: The Use of Motions in Family Law, by Dorie A. Rogers, Sept. p.48

    Humor and the Law

    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Euphemism, the Neglected Tool, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Oct. p.71
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: I Don’t Make These Things Up, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Nov. p.66
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: MCLE Presentation on Scottish Map Law, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Jan. p.63
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Me and Franklin G. West, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Feb. p.63
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Michelangelo Describes the Law, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, June p.66
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Not a Swan Song, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Dec. p.66
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Risk Unique Art Young Effort, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Apr. p.63
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Send in the Clowns, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Mar. p.63
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Something Fishy in Federal Court, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, July p.67
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Steven Louis Perk (1952-2019), by Justice William W. Bedsworth, May p.59
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: Talking Hair and Speaking Cakes, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Aug. p.63
    • A Criminal Waste of Space: This Does Them No Credit, by Justice William W. Bedsworth, Sept. p.65
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Certified Stupidity, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Mar. p.57
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Paradise Lost, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Dec. p.59
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Search and You Shall Find, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., May p.51
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Shirtless in Chicago, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., July p.59
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Snooze Alarm, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., June p.59
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Suit Yourself, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Aug. p.55
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Tattoo Removal, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Nov. p.59
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: The Cat’s Meow, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Sept. p.57
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: The Fountain of Youth, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Oct. p.65
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: What’s in a Name? or The Luck of the Irish!, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Feb. p.54
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: When No Means No, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Apr. p.55
    • Millar’s JurisDiction: Wishing Well, by Richard W. Millar, Jr., Jan. p.55

    Immigration Law

    • Assisting Immigrants in Securing Extraordinary Ability Visas, by Gerri Knilans, July p.45
    • Dean’s Corner: Immigration Law in the Trenches, by Allen K. Easley, Mar. p.49
    • L-1A and EB-1C Visa Categories for Multinational Executive or Managers, by David Hirson and Niral Patel, July p.41

    Intellectual Property & Technology Law

    • Can a Secret Sale of an Invention Be Fatal to a Patent? The Supreme Court Answers, by Marin P. Cionca, Apr. p.34
    • Double-Barreled Shotgun Blow to the Ninth Circuit’s Copyright Jurisprudence: Two Unanimous Rejections in One Day, by Peter R. Afrasiabi, May p.35

    International Law

    • Recognizing Foreign-Country Judgments, by Samuel Yu, Feb. p.40

    Labor & Employment Law

    • Clarity for Employers in the Haze of Marijuana Legislation, by Carolyn Enciso Sieve, Sept. p.40
    • Dynamex to Vazquez and the Uncertainties They Unleashed, by Simina A. Gentry, Dec. p.46
    • LGBT Rights After Justice Kennedy: A Preview of the Three Title VII Cases Slated for the October 2019 U.S. Supreme Court Term, by Mary-Christine Sungaila and Marco A. Pulido, Oct. p.36
    • The Paycheck Fairness Act: What It Means for California Employers and Employees, by Melissa A. Petrofsky, June p.43

    Marketing/ Client Development

    • Online Marketing in 2019: Keeping Up With a Changing Web, by Kristen Marquis Dennis, Apr. p.45
    • The Economics of Practicing Law Are Changing, by Merry Neitlich, Feb. p.43
    • Tech Tip: DIY and Professional Online Marketing: A Collaboration, by Dan Goldstein, Mar. p.50


    • 2019: In With the New!, by James S. Azadian, Mar. p.37
    • Index of Articles Appearing in Volume 60, 2018 Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Feb. p.44
    • Navigating Social Media Sweepstakes and Contests, by Kelly L. Galligan and Michael A. Hellbusch, July p.48

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

    • Cover: Annual Benefit: Raise Your Glass 2019, by Nikki Presley Miliband, Aug. p.24
    • Cover: Deirdre M. Kelly Takes the Reins as OCBA President, by Howard M. Privette, Jan. p.20
    • Cover: Meet the OCBA YLD, by Kristin L. Gomez, July p.22
    • Cover: Neil Pedersen: Doing Some Justice One Fish Shirt at a Time, by Teresa A. McQueen, Nov. p.22
    • Cover: OCBA’s Journey to Cuba, by Daniel Perez, Dec. p.24
    • Cover: Promoting Access to the Courts, by Leigh E. Ferrin, Oct. p.27
    • Cover: Spotlight on the OCBA Pro Bono Committee, by Daniel S. Robinson and Lee Fink, Oct. p.30
    • Cover: Swing Into Action With the OCBA Charitable Fund, by Nikki Presley Miliband, Mar. p.20
    • Cover: The Court’s Primary Goal: Increasing Access to Court Services in Orange County, by the Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura, Oct. p.23
    • Cover: The OCBA’s 2020 Candidates for Secretary: Christina Zabat-Fran and Michael A. Gregg, Sept. p.22
    • Cover: West Awardee Justice William W. Bedsworth’s Contributions Amount to More Than a Beds Note, by the Honorable Justice Thomas M. Goethals, Feb. p.20
    • Cover: Who’s Who in the OCBA, Apr. p.20
    • Cover: Who’s Who in the OCBA—The Affiliate Bars, May p.18
    • Dean’s Corner: Investing in Student Success, by Matthew J. Parlow, Dec. p.56
    • Dean’s Corner: Maintaining Momentum in a Changing Legal Landscape, by Matthew J. Parlow, Apr. p.49
    • Dean’s Corner: UCI Law Students Making an Impact in the Nation’s Capital, by Nicole V. Lehtman, Sept. p.55
    • Dean’s Corner: What a Ride It Has Been: The Law School That Refused to Quit, by Allen K. Easley, Oct. p.61
    • Humuhumunukunukuapua’a: An Ice Breaker? A Profile of the Honorable Autumn Spaeth, by Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, Sept. p.24
    • Judge Maurice Sanchez: Taking Care of Business on the Bench, by Joseph L. Chairez, Oct. p.33
    • Judge H. Shaina Colover Sets the Stage for a Career on the Bench, by Joseph L. Chairez, July p.27
    • Meet George Choriatis: Health Sciences Counsel at UCI, by Hedyeh Tirgardoon and Quynh-Anh Nguyen, Dec. p.38
    • OCBA Masters Division Celebrates Its Ninth Year, by Mark E. Minyard, July p.30
    • OCBA Spotlight: The Legislative Resolutions Committee: Making Connections While Making New Law, by Melissa A. Petrofsky, Feb. p.25
    • OCWLA’s Gala Inspires and EmpowHers™ With Outstanding Honorees, by Michelle A. Philo, Dec. p.28
    • Orange County Public Defender’s Office: Law Firm of the Year for Work With CRF-OC Mock Trial Team, by Daniel J. Cook, Apr. p.41
    • Peek at Pro Bono: Domestic Violence Restrain­ing Orders, by Allie O’Hara, Oct. p.62
    • President’s Page: Access to Justice: What the OCBA is Doing, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Oct. p.18
    • President’s Page: Civility and the Inns of Court, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Aug. p.18
    • President’s Page: Diversity and Inclusion: What the OCBA Is Doing, by Deirdre M. Kelly, May p.14
    • President’s Page: Diversity: What Law Schools Are Doing, by Deirdre M. Kelly, June p.16
    • President’s Page: Honoring Those Who Serve Our Veterans, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Sept. p.16
    • President’s Page: How to Become a Leader in the OCBA, by Deirdre M. Kelly, July. p.16
    • President’s Page: Justice at Risk: The Chronic Underfunding of Our Courts, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Feb. p.14
    • President’s Page: Law Students and New Lawyers: The Future of Our Profession, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Apr. p.14
    • President’s Page: Let’s Work Together in 2019, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Jan. p.14
    • President’s Page: The Unsung Heroes of the OCBA, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Nov. p.16
    • President’s Page: What a Year It’s Been!, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Dec. p.18
    • President’s Page: While You Were Sleeping . . . the State Bar and You, by Deirdre M. Kelly, Mar. p.14
    • Public Law Center’s 2019 Volunteers for Justice Dinner Will Provide Additional $6 Million-worth of Pro Bono Legal Aid in the Next Year, by Kenneth W. Babcock, Aug. p.44
    • Spotlight: The OCBA Membership Task Force: Earning Your Loyalty, by Christina Zabat-Fran, Nov. p.42
    • The Honorable Karen L. Robinson: A Pioneer on the Bench, by Michelle A. Philo and Denisha P. McKenzie, June p.37
    • The Honorable Kim R. Hubbard: An Independent Girl From Albuquerque Changes Lives in Orange County, by Marjorie G. Fuller, Mar. p.24
    • The Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura: A Presiding Judge With a Big-Picture Vision for the Superior Court, by Alan J. Crivaro, Jan. p.38
    • The Modern Role of Women’s Bar Asso­ciations, by Michelle A. Philo, Mar. p.29
    • The OCBA Masters Division Honors Legends in Their Own Time, by the Honorable Kathleen E. O’Leary, July p.33

    Photos (by Date)

    • Jan.: U.S. Supreme Court Preview & Presentation of the David G. Sills Award for Appellate Excellence, pp.52-53; OCBA Fall Member Mixer, OCBA Tax Law Section Meeting, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, pp.66-67
    • Feb.: OCBA Last Dash 2019, OCBA Specialty Credit Night, OCBA YLD Annual Holiday Social, OCBA Ethics Update, pp.48-49; Swearing-In Ceremonies, pp.66-67
    • Mar.: OCBA Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting, pp.52-53, 66-67
    • Apr.: OCBA Family Law Section Meeting, OCBA Trusts & Estates, Conservatorship, and Elder Law & Special Needs Joint Section Meeting, OCBA Bridging the Gap, pp.50-51; OCBA Presiding Judge Reception, pp.66-67
    • May: OCBA 2019 College of Trial Advocacy, OCBA New Attorney Academy: Practicing With Professionalism, OCBA Criminal Law Section Meeting, pp.44-45; OCBA Charitable Fund Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble, pp.62-63
    • June: OCBA Masters Division Wine Tasting & Social, and Special MCLE Program, pp.52-53; OCBA March Board Meeting, OCBA New Attorney Academy, OCBA Community Outreach Committee Gait Volunteer Event, OCBA Community Outreach #HashtagLunchBag Event, pp.70-71
    • July: OCBA New Attorney Academy: Answering Ready for Trial, OCBA Young Lawyers Division Meet & Greet Social, OCBA Section Meetings, pp.52-53; OCBA Masters Division Spring Reception & Legends of the Law Presentation, pp.70-71
    • Aug.: OCBA Summer Social Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging, pp.48-49; OCBA Spring Swearing-In Ceremonies in Orange County, OCBA Super Pet Adoption, OCBA Newport Back Bay Restoration, pp.70-71
    • Sept.: OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Benefit, pp.70-75
    • Oct.: OCBA Section Meetings, OCBA Masters Division Angels Game Night, pp.56-57; OCBA Leadership Summit, OCBA New Attorney Academy, OCBA Bar Waiters Reception, pp.74-75
    • Nov.: OCBA Mentoring Program Network­ing Reception, OCBA Law Student Leaders­hip Reception, pp.48-49; OCBA Education Programs, OCBA Circle of Counsel, OCBA Facilitates Town Hall Meeting to Discuss State Bar’s Proposed Changes, pp.70-71
    • Dec.: OCBA Trivia Night, OCBA Beach Clean-Up, OCBA Pro Bono Committee Program, pp.50-51; OCBA Volunteer Recognition Reception & Harmon G. Scoville Award Presentation, pp.70-71

    Practice of Law and Procedures

    • Approaching the Bench: A View from the Bench: The First 100 Days, by the Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura, July p.54
    • California Federal Filings: Ten Key Differences Among the Districts, by Diana Palacios and Samrah Mahmoud, May p.42
    • Dear Counsel: Advice for Writing and Problem-Solving, by Neil Pedersen, Dec. p.54
    • Dear Counsel: Planning Your Practice, May p.48
    • Dear Counsel: Social Media Ethics and Networking Tips, by Teresa A. McQueen, Sept. p. 46
    • Diversity and Inclusion: It’s Much More Than Just a Business Development Tool, by Denisha P. McKenzie and Todd R. Wulffson, Feb. p.28
    • Five Reasons Why You Should Become Your Firm’s Go-to Motion Expert, by David N. Finley, Feb. p.37
    • Foxing Your Way to Trial With Statutory Preference, by Jay P. Barron, Oct. p.43
    • Negotiation Skills Every Lawyer Needs, by the Honorable Peter J. Polos (ret.), Aug. p.46
    • Rise of the Young In-House Attorney, by Teddy Nguyen, Aug. p.29
    • Settling Cases: Setting the Amount of the “Kicker” if Defendant Defaults on Paying the Settlement, by Peter C. Wittlin, Jan. p.44
    • Tech Tip: How AI Is Solving the Court Reporter Shortage, by Tom Livne and Geoffrey Hunt, June p.54
    • Tech Tip: Technologies for Every Law Firm, by Merry Neitlich, Jan. p.47
    • The Nuts and Bolts of Obtaining Ex Parte Relief, by Gordon V. Dunn III, Oct. p.53
    • Trap for the Unwary: Malpractice and the Missed Attorney’s Fees Issue, by Marc D. Alexander, Dec. p.30
    • When Smart Contracts Break: Develop­ments in Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Online Dispute Resolution, by Bridget A. Smith and Teresa L. Bechtold, July p.37

    Public Law

    • Friends Forever? Public Officials, Public Critics, and Social Media, by Terence Rex Boga, Apr. p.38

    Securities Law

    • SEC Qualifies First Regulation A+ Offerings of Blockchain-Native Digital Assets: Blockstack and YouNow, by JR Lanis and Fiammetta S. Piazza, Oct. p.48

    State and Local Laws

    • Gun Violence Restraining Orders: Using the Courts to Diffuse Gun Violence Before It Happens, by Martin F. Schwarz, Nov. p.45
    • “Were They Lying?” Questions: A Prac­titioner’s Look at the California Rule Versus the Federal Rule, by Jesse Gessin, Dec. p.43

    Veterans Affairs

    • Fighting for Veterans’ Legal Rights, by Ryan S. Ueda, Nov. p.30
    • In the Trenches: From Marine to Litigator, by Andrea Bird-Steiner, Nov. p.35
    • Orange County Think Tank Tackles Systemic Problems Harming Service Members, by Johannes M. Marler and Shiv Pandya, Mar. p.32
    • Veterans Legal Institute Fights to Enforce the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, by Nithin B. Reddy and Daniel A. Duffield, Nov. p.32
    • Veterans Treatment Courts: Treating Problems to Prevent Crimes, by the Honorable Eileen C. Moore, Nov. p.27

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