Santa Barbara Superior Court COVID-19 Updates

Criminal Law Calendar Below you will find links to an interim criminal calendar for North and South County, along with an explanation sheet for the different calendar days. These interim calendars will begin on Tuesday, May 26, and continue until the stay at home order has been lifted. Please note all hearings, except Preliminary Hearings, […]

2019 Reception with the Appellate Justices of Division Six

When: October 23rd, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: Viva, Santa Barbara – 1114 State St. Cost: $50 for Members ($60 after October 11th) $60 for Non-Members ($70 after October 11th) $20 for Students/Paralegals MCLE Credit: 1 Hour General credit Cost/Payment: Please call 805-569-5511 to pay via credit card or mail completed form along with […]

Making the Most of the 30 Minute Consultation with the Referred Family Law Attorney

Time marches on, quickly for some, slowly for others. When referred by the Santa Barbara Lawyer Referral Service to a family law attorney for a 30 minute consultation, it’s wise to make the most of that time. Consider your divorce case consultation, for example. Do you have minor children? Will support for those children or […]

What is the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act?

In 1975 California enacted the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, better known as MICRA. In a nut shell, MICRA sets a maximum award of $250,000 for pain and suffering in a lawsuit for medical negligence. That limit is for the entire lawsuit, no matter how many plaintiffs are involved. Not surprisingly, the main backers of […]

SBCBA 2019 Golf and Tennis Tournament

2019 Golf and Tennis Flyer When: Friday, September 27, 2019 Where: Santa Barbara Golf Club 3500 McCaw Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 DINNER / RECEPTION  So as to provide opportunity for the victors to boast of their athletic conquests, a post golf and tennis reception will begin at 5:00 PM at the Mulligan’s Cafe & Bar, […]

Prenuptial Agreements

What Are Prenuptial Agreements and Do I Need One? Before marriage, a written contract called a prenuptial agreement may be created. This agreement usually includes the property each individual owns and specifies what each person’s property rights will be after the marriage. The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) has applied to CA prenups since 1986. […]

California Workers’ Compensation vs. Federal Workers’ Compensation

California Workers’ Compensation Basics All California employers must have workers’ compensation insurance to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees who have employment-related injuries and illnesses. The insurance company will pay for the employee’s medical treatment, lost wages and at times, compensation for a permanent impairment and job retraining caused by a work-related accident or illness […]

What You Need to Know About A Product Liability Case in California

What is a product liability case? In California, an individual or entity that designs, manufactures or sells a defective product is strictly liable for injuries resulting from use of that product, even without the presence of negligence. The defects can be warning defects (lacked warning labels), manufacturing defects (manufactured in the wrong way) and design […]