Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
2010 Issues


CC Lawyer: December 2010

December 2010
Readers' Choice [9 MB]

  • Deja Vu
    Justice James Marchiano
  • Marketing Your Practice with Google - The Benefits of Google Advertising
    Ken Matejka
  • First Steps Toward a Law Firm Socail Networking Policy (Self-Study MCLE)
    Randy Wilson
  • Gala Reception Review and Photos
  • Nevin, Ramos & Steele - Profile
  • 2011 Elder Law Training Series
  • Deer Valley High School Law Academy Winner of State Bar Award
  • CCCBA Delegation Changes California Law!
  • Bar Soap
    Matt Guichard
  • Inside
    Nicole Mills
  • President’s Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Question Man: What is the most memorable war story of 2010?
  • Lifestyle: Salvatore Ristorante Review
    Gary Lepper
  • The Ethics Corner
    Carol Langford

CC Lawyer: October 2010

October 2010
Bench/Bar [8MB]

  • 2010 - Year in Review: Deja Vu
    Hon. Mary Ann O'Malley
  • 2010 - Year in Review: Civil Law Perspective
    Hon. Barry P. Goode
  • 2010 - Year in Review: Criminal Law Perspective
    Hon. John W. Kennedy
  • 2010 - Year in Review: Family Law Perspective
    Hon. Joyce Cram
  • 2010 - Year in Review: Juvenile Law Perspective
    Hon. Lois Haight
  • 2010 - Year in Review: Richmond Court Perspective
    Hon. Thomas M. Maddock
  • 2010 - Year in Review: Walnut Creek Court Perspective
    Hon. William M. Kolin
  • High Tech Solutions in the Wake of the Budget Crisis
    Barry Lynch
  • A Year of Great Change, Challenge and Opportunity for our ADR Programs
    Mindy Morgado
  • Doing Less with Less
    Kiri Torre
  • Richard E. Arnason Justice Center
    Lucy Fogarty
  • Inside
    Kiri Torre
  • President’s Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Question Man: Given the number of new judges on the bench, what can be done to ensure a strong relationship between the bench and the bar?
  • Why a Strong Bench-Bar Relationship Matters
    Matthew Talbot
  • Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines provides generous annual Court Scholarship
  • Pro Bono Spotlight: Frank Acuña
CC Lawyer: July/Aug 2010

September 2010
Bankruptcy and Real Estate [5MB]

  • The Devil Could Get a Discharge...If He Were Married to Snow White!
    Marlene G. Weinstein
  • Can Bankruptcy Burst Bubble-Era Liens?
    David Katzen
  • Taxation of Short Sales and Foreclosures
    Mark Ericsson
  • The Bankruptcy Court - A Unique Structure
    Alan E. Ramos
  • Emotional and Technical Challenges to Mediating Partition Actions
    Malcolm Sher
  • LRIS Success! A Conversation with Bob Lawrence
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association Rallies to Raise Funds for the Food Bank
    Ed Shaffer
  • Inside
    Marlene G. Weinstein
  • President’s Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Question Man: How has bankruptcy and/or the burst of the real estate bublle affected your practice?
  • The Ethics Corner
    Carol M. Langford
  • Local Civil Jury Verdicts
    Matthew P. Guichard

CC Lawyer: June 2010

July/August 2010
Employment Law and Health Care [3MB]

  • The Accidental Employer
    Chad D. Greeson
  • Arbitration of Employment Disputes
    Casey Christensen
  • Legal Land Mines of Social Media in Employment Issues
    Jessica A. Braverman
  • Dean Named Dean
    Audrey A. Smith
  • Tax Aspects of Health Care Reform
    J. Virginia Peiser
  • The Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court Matt Guichard
  • What's Happening with the Donut Hole?
    Robert J. Lemen
  • Inside
    Casey Christensen
  • President's Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Judicial Profile
    Honorable Charles "Steve" Treat
  • Question Man
    What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
  • Classifieds
CC Lawyer: June 2010

June 2010
Technology & Marketing [2.8MB]

  • Marketing Tips for Your Practice Area
    ADR - Dave Miller; C/G/P/T - Norm Lundberg; Criminal - Peter Johnson; Elder - Arlene Segal; Juvenile - Rhonda Wilson-Rice
  • IPAD Review
    David Pearson
  • The Many Benefits of Providing Pro Bono Legal Work
    Craig Nevin
  • Inside
    David Pearson
  • President’s Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Question Man—What is your opinion of the iPad, Kindle, Nook and other table readers? Do you see a use for them in the law office?
  • Lifestyle - Nibblers Eatery & Wine Bar
    Gary Lepper
  • Ethics Corner
    Carol M. Langford
  • Classifieds
CC Lawyer: May 2010

May 2010
Technology & The Internet [2.8MB]

  • Welcome To Our 21st Century Website @ www.cccba.org
    Virginia Bisek
  • Domain Name Disputes
    D. Alexander Floum
  • Ethics And Cloud Computing
    Carol Langford
  • Smartphone App Review
    David Pearson
  • New Filing Requirement for Lawyers for Depression-Era Tax
    Mark Ericsson
  • Inside
    David Pearson
  • President’s Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Court Street
    Kiri Tore
  • Question Man—How has the internet changed the way you practice law?
  • Pro Bono Spotlignt
    The Law Center
  • New Members
  • Local Civil Jury Verdicts
    Matt Guichard
  • Classifieds
CC Lawyer: Family Law, April 2010

April 2010
Family Law [2.5MB]

  • Family Law And The Great Recession
    Hon. Catherine A. Gallagher
  • How To Approach Issues Of Business Management And Control Under Family And Corporate Law
    Jeffrey T. Makoff
  • Deficient Discovery Responses And Disclosures In Family Law Cases—Cases And Alternatives
    Scott J. Lantry
  • Family Law Court New Players; New (Old) Rules
    Andy Ross
  • Inside
    Andy Ross
  • President’s Message
    Ron Mullin
  • Court Street
    Kiri Tore
  • Question Man—Why Do You Think Couples Stick Together Or Fall Apart?
  • Lifestyle—Restaurant Review: Il Pavone
    by Walt Youngman
  • Ethics Corner
    by Carol M. Langford
  • Classifieds
CC Lawyer: Tax Law, March 2010

March 2010
Tax Law [3.1MB]

  • New Law Allows Early Deduction For Haiti Relief Donations
    by Leslie Dawson
  • IRS Focus On Offshore Account Holders
    by Wendy Abkin
  • What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Transfer Pricing
    by Dick Lam
  • Should You Convert To A Roth IRA
    by Peter James Lingane
  • Turning In The Keys—What Happens When Single-Family Homeowners Walk Away From Their Home?
    by Bruce Coblentz
  • Taxation Of Employment Litigation Judgments And Settlements
    by Michael J. Low
  • Inside
    by Michael J. Low
  • Question Man—What Is Your Rant About Taxes?
  • Ethics Corner
    by Carol M. Langford
  • Classifieds
CC Lawyer: Elder Law / Probate, February 2010

February 2010
Elder Law / Probate [2.1MB]

  • Parting Thoughts…Reflections From The Other Side Of The Bench An Interview With Commissioner Don E. Green
    by Magany Abbass
  • The White-Collar Abuser
    by Loren Barr
  • Collecting From The Deceased
    by Margaret M. Hand
  • Estate Planning At The Movies—For Attorneys Before Commission Green
    by Keith Schiller
  • Inside
    by Arlene Segal And Norm Lundberg
  • Question Man—What Is The Cruelest Elder Scam Out There These Days?
  • Ethics Corner
    by Carol M. Langford
  • Pro Bono Spotlight—Center For Human Development Elder Mediation Panel
    by Nicole Mills
  • Classifieds
CC Lawyer: Annual Bar Issue, January 2010

January 2010
Annual Bar Issue [1.6MB]

  • Sneak Preview of the New CCCBA Website
  • 2010 Judicial Assignments & Holidays
  • Meet Your New Board Members
  • Your CCCBA Membership—Take Advantage Of Everything We Have To Offer (Especially Our New And Vastly Improved Website)!
    by Lisa Reep
  • Merchant Discount Program
  • Meet Your 2010 President Ron Mullin
    by Candice Stoddard
  • 2009 Year-End Financial Report
  • Why Membership on the LRIS Makes Good Business Sense!
  • Meet Your Sections
  • Inside
    by Candice Stoddard
  • Question Man—What Was The Most Gratifying Thing That Happened To You In 2009?
  • Sustaining Law Firms
  • Classifieds

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