Cannabis Law

 

  • Cannabis, Cash, and Crime | Richard P. Ormond | Los Angeles Lawyer, August 2018

  • Space to Grow | David W. Wensley and Amir Sadr | Los Angeles Lawyer, February 2018

  • Understanding California's Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act | Beverly Hills Bar Assocaition, April 19, 2018

  • Medical & Recreational Marijuana in Southern California | The Seminar Group | March, 2018

  • Medical Cannabis Worker Protections Act Advances in CA Assembly | Canorml_admin | California NORML, April 2018

  • Marijuana/Cannabis Laws - The Margolin Guide | Bruce M. Margolin | 2017

  • From MMRSA to MCRSA to MAUCRSA: The Current State of Affairs in California Regulation and Risk of Leasing Real Property to Cannabis Businesses | CEB, Real Property Law Reporter, September 2017 

  • This Bud’s for you | Matthew Heller | California Lawyer, May 2015  

        

Personal Injury / Tort Law
 

  • To The Policy Limits And Beyond | Jill B. Berkeley and Seth D. Lamden | The Brief (ABA), Spring 2018

  • Words Matter: Drafting and Using Jury Questionnaires Effectively | Sonia Chopra, PhD | Advocate Magazine, February 2018

  • Expediting Trial Through Motions for Preference | Laurel Halbany | Advocate Magazine, February 2018

  • Liability of Business Owners and Social Hosts | David R. Lira and Nicole F. DeVanon | Advocate Magazine, February 2018

  • Getting Tough Evidence Admitted at Trial | Taylor Rayfield |Advocate Magazine, February 2018 

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Voir Dire | John F. Denove | Advocate Magazine, January 2018

  • The Law Governing Juror Qualifications | David Hoffman | Advocate Magazine, January 2018

  • Voir Dire, The Files in Your Mind | Dan Ambrose and Stephen A. King | Advocate Magazine, January 2018

  • Direct Examination: Telling the Story | Christa Haggai Ramey | Advocate Magazine, January 2018

  • Arguing General Damages at Trial | Geoffrey S. Wells | Advocate Magazine, January 2018

  • Jury Selection for the 21st Century | Brian J. Panish, Adam K. Shea, and Larry Hall | Advocate Magazine, January 2018

  • Closing Argument in a personal- injury case | Mike Alder | Advocate Magazine, January 2018 

  • Company Accident Reports | Andrew Owen | Advocate Magazine, April 2018 

  • Premises Liability: Build on Your Theme Right Through Closing Argument | Jeffrey A. Rudman | Advocate Magazine, March 2018 

  • Protecting Your Client’s Privacy in Discovery | Jeffrey J. Greenman | Advocate Magazine, March 2018 

  • Providing Gender and Race Discrimination in Employment | J. Bernard Alexander III | Advocate Magazine, March 2018

  • Elder Abuse: Identification of Actionable and Reportable Conduct | Tobin D. Ellis | Advocate Magazine, March 2018

  • Tips, Tactics and Timing for Outstanding Outcomes at Mediation | Sanford M. Gage | Advocate Magazine, June 2018

  • Proving Damages in “Golden Years’ Injury Cases | Steven Lipscomb | Advocate Magazine, June 2018

  • Biomechanics of Head Injuries and Helmet Protection | Stephanie Bonin and John Gardiner | Advocate Magazine, June 2018

  • Proving Injury and Damages in Invisible-Injury Cases | Olivier Taillieu | Advocate Magazine, June 2018

  • Providing Injuries and Damages at Trial | Gary A. Dordick | Advocate Magazine, June 2018

  • What Jurors say After a Trial | Hon. Elizabeth R. Feffer | Advocate Magazine, July 2018

  • Trial: Common Mistakes You Can Avoid | Hon. Anthony J. Mohr | Advocate Magazine, July 2018

  • Voir Dire- Perspective From the Beach | Hon. Elizabeth Allen White | Advocate Magazine, July 2018

  • Framing Key Evidentiary Issues Before Trial | Arash Homampour | Advocate Magazine, October 2017

  • Using Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics Experts to Help Win Your Auto Accident Case | Rami Hashish, PhD, DTP | Verdict Magazine, 2017

  • Can Plaintiffs Keep Site Inspections Out of Sight? | MarcV. Allaria, Esq. and Jeffery A. Rector, Esq. | Verdict Magazine, 2017 

  • DOG BITE CASES: 101- A Forensic Expert’s View | Verdict Magazine, 2017

  • The Attorney Work-Product Doctrine and Experts | Lee Previant | Advocate Magazine, October 2017

  • Using the Teeth of the Statute to Get the Most Out of RFPs | Patrick Nolan | Advocate Magazine, October 2017

  • The Interplay of Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics Experts | Rami Hashish, PhD | Advocate Magazine, October 2017

  • Seven Ways to Quash a Suboena | Jonathan Bakhsheshian | Avocate Magazine, October 2017 

  • Demander Beware! | Matthew Clark | Advocate Magazine, September 2017

  • Discovery in the Social-Media Age | Ronnivashti Whitehead Otiento | Advocate Magazine, October 2017

  • Expert Witness in The Premises-Liability Trial | Gene Sullivan | Advocate Magazine, November 2017

  • Subsequent Remedial Measures | Loren Schwartz | Advocate Magazine, November 2017

  • Issues to Consider When Litigating a Sidewalk Case | Arash Arjang | Advocate Magazine, November 2017

  • Airb “n” Beware | Sophie Etemadi | Advocate Magazine, November 2017

  • The Role of a Video Documentary in Premises-Liability Litigation | Christina Penza | Advocate Magazine, November 2017 

  • Framing Your Premises Case as a “Special Relationship” | Marcelis Morris | Advocate Magazine, November 2017

  • Why is There a Genuine-Dispute Doctrine? | Arnold Levinson | Advocate Magazine, September 2017

  • The Other Tripartite Relationship | Steven W. Murray | Advocate Magazine, September 2017

  • Structuring a Non- Injury Settlement | Patrick Farber and Mark Morales | Verdict Magazine, 2017

  • Insurance Claims Handling: Ignorance Can Be Cured | Barry Zalma | Verdict Magazine, 2017

  • California Supreme Court Holds Property Owner Has No Duty To Protect Invitees Crossing Adjacent Street | Mitchell C. Tilner, Eric S. Goorstin, and Lacey L, Estudillo | Verdict Magazine, 2017

  • Defending Against Claims For Future Medical Expense Damages | H. Thomas Watson and Karen M. Bray | Verdict Magazine, 2017

  • What Defense Counsel Should Know About California and Federal Anti- SLAPP Appeals | Alana Rotter | Verdict Magazine, 2017 

  • High Risk Parties and the Social Host after Proposition 64 | Allison Meredith | Verdict Magazine, 2016

  • Employer Liability Under the Going and Coming Rule - No Bright Line | Gabriele M. Lashly | Verdict Magazine, 2016

  • Immunities Afforded to California Public Entities | Arash Arjang and Joanna Allen | Advocate Magazine, November 2016

  • UIM: It’s Not in Dispute, So Pay Up! | Charles M. Miller | Advocate Magazines, September 2017

  • 20-Minute Voir Dire | Christa Haggai Ramey | Advocate Magazine, January 2016

  • Proving a Condition of Public Property is Dangerous | Scott Boyer | Advocate Magazine, November 2016 

  • Qualified Immunity in Police Cases | Shane Hapuarachy | Advocate Magazine, November 2016

  • The Rule of Six: Suing a California Governmental Entity | Anna Lisa Knafo | Advocate Magazine, November 2016

  • Using Deposition Testimony at Trial | Brian Booth | Advocate Magazine, January 2016\

  • Trial Briefs and 401 Hearings | Daniel Y. Zohar | Advocate Magazine, January 2016

  • Why We Need to Try More Mid-Range cases | Nicholas C. Rowley | Advocate Magazine, January 2016

  • Lessons From Trial Where Minimal Medical Treatment is an Issue | Jonathan Howell | Advocate Magazine, January 2016

  • The Case of The Missing Evidence: Shifting The Burden of Proof | G. Amy Vahdt | Advocate Magazine, March 2015

  • Third-Party Criminal Acts and a Non-Delegable Duty | Nicole DeVanon | Advocate Magazine, March 2015

  • Punitive Damages: Punishing adn deterring oppression, fraud, and malice | Garo Mardirossian | The Advocate Magazine, February 2015

  • Sports and Recreational Activities: Assumption of Risk | Tal Rubin | Advocate Magazine, March 2015

  • Seeking Punitive Damages Against Drivers Distracted by Electronic Devices | Patrick K. Gunning | Advocate Magazine, April 2014

  • Presenting Damages for Spinal Cord And Peripheral Nerve Injuries | Victor L. George | Advocate Magazine, April 2014

  • Brain Storm: How to Recognize a Traumatic Brain Injury | Joseph M. Barret | Advocate Magazine, April 2014

  • The Jury and The Award: Convincing 12 Strangers | Carney Shegerian | Advocate Magazine, April 2014  

  • Winning Non-Economic Damage in the Wrongful Death Trial | Ricardo Echeverria | Advocate Magazine, April 2014

  • Procedural Issues Of The Tort Claims Act | Stephen P. Pfahler and Robert J. Tyson, Date Unknown

  • Howell and the cost of fuure case for Medicare recipients | Ara Jabagchourian and Christopher Lavorato | The Advocate Magazine, June 2014

  • General Damages in Negligence Actions | Hon. Rita Miller | Advovate Magazine, March 2013

  • An Insurer’s Duty to Pay for Settlements | Kirk Pasich | Advocate Magazine, September 2017

  • The Importance of Knowing Sanchez | Ben Coats | Verdict

 

Education Law

 

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Charter Schools | California Department of Education | August 2015

  • The ABC’s of School Liability in California: A Primer For Lawyers, School Districts and Educators | Barbara J. Glaeser, Ph. D. and Kevin F. Calcagine | Consumers Attorneys Of California, November 2015

  • Tort Liability of Public Schools and Institutions of Higher Learning for Injury to Student Walking to or From School | Robin Cheryl Miller, J. D | Westlaw, 2014  

  • Charter School Non-Regulatory Guidance | California Department of Education | October 2014

  • Are E-mails Education Records Under FERPA? | James G. Ryan | JDSupra Law News, August 2013

  • The Ralph M. Brown Act and Related Statues | Procopio | January 2013

  • The Brown Act : California’s Open Meeting Law | Orange County Department of Education | January 2013

  • Charter Schools and Government Claims Act | California Law Revision Commission | August 2012

  • Charter Schools and the Government Claims Act (Discussion of Issues) | California Law Revision Commission | January 2011

  • Litigation Advisory : A Legal “Back to School” Checklist : Mitigating Risk and Managing Your Child | Robert Delahunt, Jr. |August 2010 

  • Open & Public IV : A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act | League of California Cities | July 2010

  • Establishing Liability of a Public School District for Injuries or Damage to a Student Resulting From Bullying or Other Nonsexual Harassment by Another Student | Anne M. Payne, J.D. | Thomson Reuters, 2009 

  • Public School District Liability for Injury or Damage to Student Resulting From Bullying or Other Nonsexual Harassment by Another Student |Anne M. Payne, J.D. | Thomson Reuters, 2009

  • Liability for Use of School Property After Hours | Public Health Law & Policy | NPLAN, July 2009

  • Can Vergara Fix Our Schools | Lisa Davis | CalLawyer.com, August 2015 Concurrent Representation of Multiple Clients in the Same Matter | Ellen J. Messing and James S. Messing | American Bar Association, Date Unknown 

  • Getting Comfortable with Special Education Law : A Framework for Working With Children With Disabilities | Dixie Snow Huefner | Discussion Guides to Accompany Hypothetical in Appendix C, Date Unknown Understanding Liability in School Cases | Edward F. Dragan, Ed. D.| Education Management Consulting, Date Unknown

  • Student Bullying, Student Harassment and School Liability Bad Things Happen to Good Schools | No Author | Date Unknown

  • Cases for General Proposition that the School Was Not the Insurer of Children’s Safety | No Author | Date Unknown

  • Research Material RE Charter Schools and Public Entity Liability Specifically for Off-Campus Events | No Author | Date Unknown

  • The Duty to Protect Students | Kimberly A. Sawyer | Pacific Law Journal, Date Unknown

  • Issues and Answers for Mandated Reporters | Eliana Gil, Ph. D | The California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Laws, Date Unknown

 

Employment Law

 

  • New California Labor and Employment Laws | Martin Levy, CLU/RHU | Valley Lawyer, April 2018

  • Workplace Investigations in the #MeToo Era |Kenneth J. Rose and Robert H. Rose | Valley Lawyer, April 2018

  • Arm yourself with strategies and statutes to combat sexual harassment and gender violence | Toni Jaramilla | Advocate Magazine, May 2018

  • Administrative remedies can be exhausting for plaintiffs employed by public entities | James H. Cordes | Advocate Magazine, May 2018 

  • The application of the IIED tort in employment law | John S. West | Advocate Magazine, May 2018

  • Whistleblower protections are not limited to the first to report unlawful conduct | Scott Tillett| Advocate Magazine, May 2018 

  • Freelancers and Independent Contractors: Not without protection | Philip J. Bonoli | Valley Lawyer, June 2018

  • Labor Code Tips | Michell Lee Flores | CalLawyer.com, August 2015

  • Employer and Labor Contractor Liabilities: Advising Clients in the Wake of AB 1897| Kenneth J. Rose and Robert H. Rose| Valley Lawyer, May 2015

  • Gunning for CalPERS | Pamela A. MacLean | CalLawyer.com, July 2015

  • ERISA Compliance - What Every Law Firm Needs to Know About Plan Documents | Martin Levy | Valley Lawyer, June 2015

  • Investigating Adequacy | Beth K. Whittenburry | Los Angeles Lawyer, November 2014

  • Workplace Investigations | Michael Cole | CalLawyer.com, November 2014

  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can destroy my reputation | Iris Weinmann | The Advocate Magazine, June 2014

  • Critical mistakes lawyers make in mediating employment cases | Jan F. Schau | The Advocate Magazine, June 2014

 

Mediation & ADR

 

  • Mediation Dynamics in Money Negotiation | Doug DeVries | Advocate Magazine, February 2018
    The Art of Mediation of Coverage DisputesI | Paul J. Van Osselaer | The Brief (ABA), Spring 2018

  • Ending Cases: Risk analysis and client duties | James Kamanski | Advocate Magazine, August 2017

  • Bracketing 101 | Denise Madigan | Advocate Magazine, August 2017

  • Rethinking mediation with behavioral-science data | Mark Lehocky | Advocate Magazine, August 2017

  • Evaluation and negotiation of the neck and back injury | Scott Dickerson | Advocate Magazine, August 2017

  • Believe it or not: It happened in mediation | Daniel Ben-Zvi and Michael D. Young | Advocate Magazine, August 2017

  • Mediating employment cases when insurance is in play | Lynne Bassis | Advocate Magazine, August 2017

  • The psychological science of persuasion | John P. Blumberg | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Arbitration - A lawyer’s tool | Alexander S. Polsky | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Mediating a minor’s personal injury claim | Cynthia Pasternak | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • How to best position your case for top dollar at mediation | Laura F Sedrish | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Mediation confidentiality | Phyllis G. Pollack | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Use mindfulness to do better at mediation | Jacqueline Conner | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Neuroscience and negotiation | Eleanor Barr | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Duels to handshakes | Daniel Ben-Zvi and Caroline C. Vincent | Advocate Magazine, August 2016 

  • Pushing past impasse in mediation | Jan Frankel Schau | Advocate Magazine, August 2016

  • Maximizing the Mediation Experience | Jan F. Schau | Valley Lawyer, June 2015

  • Six Examples to Counter the Allegation that Mediators Lie | Jan F. Schau | Los Angeles Lawyer, April 2015

  • Mindfulness in Conflict: Taking STOCK | Leonard L. Riskin adn Rachel Wohl | Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Vol. 20:121, Spring 2015

  • A Mediator's Proposal - Whether, When and How It Should Be Used | Stephen A. Hochman | 2010

  • The Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation | Michele J. Gelfand, C. Ashley Fulmer, and Laura Severance

  • Psychological Principles in Negotiating Civil Settlements | Richard Birke and Craig R. Fox

  • The Psychology of Negotiation | Hahn Training, 2008

  • Negotiation | Max H. Bazerman, Jared R. Curhan, Don A. Moore, and Kathleen L. Valley | Annu. Rev. Psychol. 2000

 

Other/General Laws

 

  • Sounds of Silence | Philip N. Meyer | Aba Journal, July 2018

  • Evolution of California’s Lemon Law | Liz Gayle | Valley Lawyer, April 2018

  • Evidently Objectionable | Vivian F. Wang | Los Angeles Lawyer, September 2015

  • Understanding the Rules and Procedures for Jury Selection | Shawtina Ferguson | Los Angeles Lawyer, September 2015

  • Defense Dilema | Kurt L. Schmalz | Los Angeles Lawyer | June 2015

  • The Accidental Defendant | Nina Marino and Blithe Leece | Los Angeles Lawyer, March 2015

  • Web privacy litigation - Where is it heading | Ara Jabagchourian | The Advocate Magazine, February 2015

  • Cell Phones and Public Records | Bo Links | CalLawyer.com, November 2014

 

Mentorship Activities 

 

  • Co-Chair of Mentorship Program | Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) | 2017 to present

  • Co-Chair of Mentorship Program | Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Los Angeles Chapter | 2017 to present

 

Board Activities

 

  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) | Board of Directors | 2018 to present

  • Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Los Angeles Chapter | Board of Directors | 2017 to present

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