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California State Courts Complicit in Civil Discovery Abuses.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

In the idealized world of self-executing civil discovery, disputes should be rare. They should be worked out by reasonable counsel without the courts. But that is not the world of aggressive modern day business litigation. Discovery is not just a means to secure information and narrow issues. For some litigants, it has become a strategic …

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Westlaw & Kindle – An Easy Way To Keep Current.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

My litigation practice subscribes to Westlaw, and recently upgraded to WestlawNext. I particularly like the California Update feature which summarizes new California cases and legislative updates on a daily basis. These updates are not only available online, they are also sent daily to my email account and, in turn, to my Blackberry. But, in the …

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Social Media, Attorneys and . . . . Bob Dylan.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

I moderated a San Diego North County Bar Association dinner program this last week on attorneys and the rise of social media. Thanks to the North County Bar Association (www.bansdc.org) and President Larry Campitiello (@LarryCampi) for the opportunity. Thanks to panel members Leah Swearingen of Swearingen Communications (@LeahSwearingen), Rosalie Kramm of Kramm Court Reporting (@rosaliekramm) …

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Attorneys and Social Media

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

Why do many attorneys readily dismiss social media? Recently, I wrote that the loss of control and fear of the interconnected may be possible reasons. The world is no longer hierarchical. Plus, it’s “always on. ” A book I am reading suggests another, more basic reason (that is not necessarily endemic to attorneys.) That is, …

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