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Jeane Struck recently successfully completed the three-day Litigation Management Institute course, earning the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP). Hosted at Columbia Law School in New York City, the Litigation Management Institute (LMI) is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation management and to bridge the gap between legal theory… Read More

This honor is reserved for women lawyers who have attained the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell ® rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, and who have been identified by their colleagues and members of the judiciary as preeminent in their field.  Less than 5% of women lawyers have achieved this rating. Read More

The California Court of Appeal handed down an important decision for the design and construction industry, Brisbane Lodging, L.P. v. Webcor Builders, Inc. (http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A132555.PDF).  The Court ruled that sophisticated parties are able to negotiate a specific start to the 4-year statute of limitations for construction defect claims as opposed to being bound by the “delayed discovery rule,” whereby such a… Read More

The California Court of Appeal on December 13, 2012, issued an opinion which is harmful to design professionals performing services in this state, broadening their exposure to claims brought by third-party purchasers of properties which they design. Unless the case, Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, et al. (“Beacon”), is overturned by the California Supreme Court,… Read More

Founded in 1972, the Academy is the nation's oldest lawyers' organization dedicated to appellate practice. Its members are California lawyers with substantial appellate experience, who are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts. The Academy has over 100 members, all of whom have been in practice for at least 10 years, have served… Read More

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