Trial Skills for the Employment Lawyer

Trial Skills for the Employment Lawyer

  I’m a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.  Recently, a local Orange County group gathered recently for dinner and discussion. Basic Trial Tactics The following are some thoughts derived from a presentation of an employment law trial lawyer...
The Negative Side of Litigation

The Negative Side of Litigation

  TV shows and movies capture the excitement, twists, turns, and suspense of court room proceedings. And it can be exciting! There are times when a case benefits from and is done justice by a trial by jury. Some stories deserve to be heard, and trial verdicts can...
NEGOTIATION:  HOW TO CREATE AGREEMENT

NEGOTIATION: HOW TO CREATE AGREEMENT

  INTRODUCTION:  WHAT IS “NEGOTIATION” Negotiation is a creative endeavor to produce a mutually acceptable outcome. The key words in this statement are a) creative; b) endeavor; c) acceptable and d) outcome.  A skilled negotiator sees the creative...
Employees Take Heart:  “You’ve Got a Friend”

Employees Take Heart: “You’ve Got a Friend”

Employees Now Less Likely to Pay Costs of Suit. Prevailing defendants litigating against employees under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) rarely recover attorney’s fees from the employee.  But, even when the employee’s case had merit, they have...
Mapping Employment Law

Mapping Employment Law

Not only are brains not created equal, they are created with different processing styles. I’m a visual person who enjoys movement and seeing unexpected relationships among ideas. When I ‘owned’ this particular creative style, my employment law practice shifted. One...
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