What Is Cyberstalking?

Cyberstalking is the use of electronic media to stalk, harass, or seriously alarm or annoy another person. With the increasing use of the Internet and electronic devices, more and more people are using such media to strike fear and terror into the hearts of others. In fact, many believe that cyberstalking has become more common […]

It’s the Type of Experience that Counts

I’m reading an excellent book by Bryan Garner and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, entitled "Making Your Case." The first page contains a profound quote by T.W. Wakeling: "Experience is undoubtedly a great teacher, yet it may be counterproductive if what has been cultivated and refined are bad habits. The point is that excellence is […]

Los Angeles Court Filing Fees Increase Again . . .

Access to the court system just became even more difficult for litigants whom have limited resources. In an unsurprising (yet still disappointing) move, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 857, which increases filing fees in Los Angeles County and the rest of California. Additionally, because this bill includes an urgency clause, the new fees took effect […]

The Proper Measure Of An Attorney

"I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and little talent" – John Wooden "The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence" – Lyman Bryson Attorneys are […]

Why the “Do it Yourself” Mentality Is A Bad Idea

We are a "do it yourself" nation. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the "how to" section of any bookstore or library and you’ll see what I’m talking about. There are books on how to do just about anything, including practicing law. Now, I’m not here to knock those kinds of […]