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September 2022 - OCBA Lawyers’ Companions During the Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer refer to the hot days between July 3 and August 11. The “dog” references Sirius, the Dog Star. During this period, the sun and Sirius— the Dog Star—rise and set together.

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June 2022 Peek at Pro Bono - Advocating for Veterans in Orange County

Veterans’ legal clinics make a real difference in people’s lives.

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June 2022 Dean’s Corner - Dean’s Corner: A Commitment to Diversifying the Legal Profession

A note from the interim dean of the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University.

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April 2022 Peek at Pro Bono - Moving the Needle Toward Justice for All

A small investment of time can have a large payoff in someone’s life.

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April 2022 Out of Office - The Balancing Act

Solid advice for new parents who have careers.

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March 2022 Out of Office - Where Will A Book Take You?

The OCWLA book club provides opportunities to connect and network about shared interests.

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December 2021 Family Law Corner - Discovery in the Age of Bitcoin

A successful result for a client may require knowledge of cryptocurrency and how to find it.

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December 2021 Tech Tip - Tips for Identifying and Stopping a Ransomware Attack

To prevent sensitive data loss, take steps before it happens.

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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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