Friday, August 23, 2013

Ghostwriting in Federal Courts in California - allowed, disfavored, or banned?

Attorney's ghostwriting, a practice for an attorney to draft documents for client's submission in court without revealing who actually wrote the documents, becomes more and more acceptable as a form of practice and is now generally allowed in California (Cal. R. of Ct., Rs 3.36, 3.37), subject to some reasonable ethical considerations. If you ask BAR for an advice, they would refer you to Los Angeles Bar Association's publications on the subject, such as this one from 1999 and a fresh 2012 update. Yet, the view on ghostwriting practice in the Federal courts of this same state remains unsettled.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Moving-in the Subtenants: Sensitive Time Limits under the Rules 6.15A and 6.15B

The San Francisco Rent Board's Rules 6.15A and 6.15B look alike in many aspects, yet they provide for different time limits. These differences should not be overlooked.