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November 2021 Peek at Pro Bono - Advocating for Veterans

One attorney’s personal motivation to help veterans with legal issues.

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October 2021 Peek at Pro Bono - Helping Victims of Relationship Violence Navigate the Legal System

A behind-the-scenes look from an attorney who volunteers with Human Options.

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September 2021 Out of Office - Burnout in the Dog Days of Summer

Part of wellness is taking the time to rest and avoid burnout.

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August 2021 Dean’s Corner - Returning to In-Person Learning: Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

How WSU Law will re-open this fall.

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July 2021 Family Law Corner - Why California Is an Equality Leader With S.B. 495

The best interests of a child do not include a parent’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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June 2021 Family Law Corner - Domestic Violence Now: The Law and Practice

The new domestic violence law.

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May 2021 Heroes Helping Heroes: How One Veteran Helped Another Claim His Purple Heart

An amazing story of service.

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July 2020 Dear Counsel - Billing Hours and Preparing for a Review

A seasoned attorney provides sage advise for associates.

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January 2020 Family Law Corner - Riddle Me This: A Review of In re Marriage of Riddle and When to Argue For/Against Multi-Year Averaged Income for Child & Spousal Support

Certain facts will determine the best method to calculate income for purposes of support.

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December 2019 Dear Counsel - Advice for Writing and Problem-Solving

Neil Pedersen provides some sage advice from this year’s New Attorney Academy.

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November 2019 Family Law Corner - Dividing Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Plans

What to expect when dividing certain types of assets in family court.

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October 2019 Deans Corner - What a Ride It Has Been: The Law School That Refused to Quit

When its recent buyer and parent went under, Western State found a way to sail into a bright future.

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October 2019 Peek at Pro Bono - Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

The significance of handling a pro bono case early in one’s career.

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September 2019 Family Law Corner - The Use of Motions in Family Law

A summary of motions to consider when litigating family law cases. Read More..

September 2019 Dear Counsel - Social Media Ethics and Networking Tips

How to be professional online and at networking events. Read More..

May 2019 – Planning Your Practice

An OCBA board member responds to a newer lawyer’s questions about choosing a practice area and involvement with the OCBA.

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September 2018 Family Law Corner - New Tax Bill’s Effect on Divorcing Homeowners

A real estate perspective on the new tax bill and divorce.

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January 2018 Family Law Corner - Child Support From Active Service Members

Important practice tips for seeking payments from military payors. Read More..

May 2017 - Assessing E-Discovery Needs in Family Law Cases: Strategies for the Practitioner

Be mindful of digital evidence and avoid sanctions.

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August 2016 - The Character of Transmutations

Language must be sufficiently specific to acknowledge a change in the character of the property.

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