• B U L L E T I N •
of the San Bernardino County Bar Association
Vol. 40, No. 9-10 Our 137th Year July-August 2012
Jennifer M. Guenther
The Courts in Crisis
What do you do with a Court System that
has been operating on a shoe string
budget for years and judiciously saving
its pennies for a rainy day? According to
Governor Brown and the Legislature in the
budget approved on Wednesday, you kick it
in the shins and take away its lunch money.
In a fresh round of budget cuts proposed
last month and approved this week, Governor
Jerry Brown cut another $544 million to
court funding. These cuts push the total to
more than $1 billion drained from an already
anemic court system over the last five years
and a million plus dollar hit to the San
Bernardino Court System.
Our Inland Courts have been expecting
such cuts to eventually occur and, despite
operating a budget that is nearly a full
one-third less than many other County Court
Systems in California, have carefully set aside
a rainy-day-fund to allow the doors to remain
open during budget shortfalls.
The rainy day has now come in the form of
a monsoon. The budget cuts are severe and
widespread and the impacts on a court system
already running in a streamlined fashion are
dire. It is likely to have a direct impact on
access to justice in the far reaches of our
County- the largest county in the Country
– by the shuttering of courthouses, and on
those remaining open by the reduction in
Instead of being able to rely upon the rainyday-fund
for shelter, however, the Governor
and State Legislature have decided to reclaim
those funds for other purposes. The buffer that
has been planned into the operating budget
for the next year and as a way to transition to
even yet leaner times will be gone in one year
– not because it will be used up, but because it
is slated to be pilfered by the State.
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The Honorable Robert J. Kelleher,
U.S. Senior District Judge,
Central District Of California
Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins announced the
passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Kelleher,
who died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012. Judge
Kelleher, who was 99 at the time of his death, was the
oldest serving federal judge in the nation.
Judge Kelleher was nominated as a United States district judge for the
Central District of California by President Richard M. Nixon, and received
his commission on December 21, 1970. He assumed senior status on March 5,
Judge Kelleher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College
in 1935 and his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1938. After
graduating from law school, he began his legal career as a corporate trial
attorney in New York City, then served as an associate attorney with the U.S.
Department of the Army in Los Angeles from 1941 to 1942. After serving in
the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1945, Judge Kelleher worked in private
practice before returning to public service in 1948, serving as an Assistant U.S.
Attorney for the Southern District of California until 1951. He returned to
private practice in 1951, and practiced in Beverly Hills until his appointment to
the bench in 1970.
A former tennis player and official, Judge Kelleher was inducted into the
International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000, and was presented with an official
Hall of Fame ring on July 3, 2011. During his long association with the sport,
which began as a ball boy at Forest Hills, he won the Canadian mixed doubles
championship in 1947 with his wife Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher, who predeceased
him in 1980, and was the non-playing captain of the triumphant 1963 U.S. Davis
Cup team. He also served as President of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association,
now known as the U.S. Tennis Association, from 1967 to 1968. As the USLTA’s
principal delegate to the International Lawn Tennis Federation, the worldwide
governing body of tennis, he was instrumental in making open tennis a reality in
1968. In later years he continued to be an ardent supporter of the sport, serving
as president and on the board of directors of the Southern California Tennis
Association and remaining involved with the national organization.
Upon learning of Judge Kelleher’s death, Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins
issued the following statement:
“Today our court has lost a great judge and a dear friend. Judge Kelleher
contributed to the life and history of the court, and continued to handle
cases well into his 90’s. In addition, his institutional memory of events often
contributed greatly to the administration of the court. It was a privilege to hear
Judge Kelleher recount the history of this court, his experiences during World
War II, and how he helped to bring tennis into the modern era. Although Judge
Kelleher had been ill for some time, he was a fighter until the end, enjoying life
and loving his family and this court.”
Judge Kelleher is survived by his son, Jeffrey Kelleher; daughter, Kathleen
King; and grandchildren. In lieu of funeral services, arrangements for a
memorial service are pending. In honor of Judge Kelleher, the flags outside the
courthouses of the United States
District Court for the Central District of California will be flown at half staff.
San Bernardino County Bar Association July-August 2012
...President’s Desk (continued from page 1)
To put this into perspective, the County of San Bernardino
Superior Court system already has the highest number of cases
assigned to each judge as compared with any other Court system
in the State of California. The Judicial Council of California
estimated, in 2011, that an additional 65 judicial officers are
needed to handle the County’s case load. Instead, as judges
retire or move on, seats are remaining vacant for lack of funding.
The Court of Appeals is similarly situated.
If you do not do litigation, you might say “So what?” I don’t
need to worry about a case getting to trial. At first glance, it
may seem that the courts are simply subject to the same cuts
that many other sectors are facing. Schools, for example, are
also in an equal state of financial crisis in this State. What is not
immediately seen, however, is the direct impact the backlog in
the Court system has on the economy and underlying businesses
which rely upon it to ensure that dispute get resolved, contracts
are paid, and partnerships run smoothly.
As it stands, a simple breach of contract matter or collection
action takes more than a year to be resolved through the
Court system. Such cases generally involve very limited
documentation and time on behalf of the attorneys and business.
While the trials also tend to be short in duration, it is extremely
difficult to get the matters on the crowded court calendar. In
the meantime, the business must deal with not only the payment
of attorneys’ fees, but also more the limited availability of cash
as a result of their inability to obtain a judgment to collect. It
is now estimated such cases may take 3-5 years to find an
More complex litigation involving shareholder derivatives,
allegations of fraud, injury, or other types of litigation matters
can impact a company’s ability to obtain financing or its market
share. And yet these matters are even harder to place on the
Court calendar given the extended duration of many of these
types of trials.
Rather than allowing companies to use their available funds to
grow their business and develop new innovations and products,
the companies must wait in a holding pattern until disputes are
resolved. In an area where unemployment continues to hover
at 12%, such as the Inland Empire, any impact on business is
strongly felt. Furthermore, given the additional $544 million in
proposed budget cuts, this economic impact is going to continue
well into the foreseeable future.
The result is that individuals with traffic tickets are waiting
hours in line to resolve their matters, only to be turned away and
told to come back tomorrow. Family law issues are remaining
stagnant while the assigned judges make every effort to hear the
large number of cases before them each day. And business with
disputes pending before the Court are unable to have their issues
resolved in a timely manner that allows them to move forward
in a timely manner.
I encourage everyone to contact the legislature and the
Judicial Council and request that the IE not be forgotten or
pilfered anymore. And even more importantly, when you are
in the Courthouses, please be extra kind and patient with the
people who work there – they are doing more on less than ever
San Bernardino County
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Hooray! The Project Graduate Partners
presented the first training session
for a group of 5 mentors on June 2, 2012.
The location was perfectly suited for us at
the Vineyard Training Room in Rancho
At this 4 hour training presentation,
mentors learned about the Public Education
System and Education Laws that pertain to
Foster Youth. A third module utilized the
workbook “A Youth and Family Guide to
College and Beyond” which outlines the
step-by-step process for a teen to succeed
in High School and attend college. This
handy workbook can be used to highlight
the many tasks and achievements a teen
collects during their secondary education,
and serves as a tool for their journey to
Also available were a number of study
guides for several different High School
exams (do you remember the SAT or
the ACT?), Advanced Placement tests in
various subjects and catalogues of colleges
throughout California and the U.S. These
will be of great help to foster youth seeking
to improve their chances of gaining
scholarships, and entrance to certain
colleges and universities. Besides college
or university goals, career planning is also
an integral part of what Project Graduate
considers as ‘occupational motivation’.
The last module focused on the need for
mentorship of foster youth to be viewed
as a unique experience. Studies show that
mentorship contributes to better outcomes
for foster youth with fewer depressive
symptoms, less stress and greater
satisfaction with life at age 18, despite
the mentor encounters being of a formal
system such as Project Graduate.
We intend to move forward
thoughtfully and with consideration of
the youth above all, and in conjunction
with other supportive partners such as the
caregivers, Children and Family Services
Social Workers, Educational Liaisons,
Independent Living Programs and many
We are still in need of mentors who
would be interested in being a part of
Project Graduate. It is our vision for our
mentors to engage with foster youth to
provide occupational motivation with
focus on High School Completion and
achievement beyond dependency. Our
next training session will be held on
July 21, 2012 from 9-1 at the Vineyard
If you or someone you know would
like to join us, please contact the Project
Graduate representative Lori-anne
Elinsky, CFS Supervisor of Foster Youth
The commitment consists of: 1)
Monthly meetings with the youth at their
Academic Bench Conference (the “ABC”
meeting is with the Honorable Judge B.
Buchholz of San Bernardino Juvenile
Dependency Court), 2) Monthly contact
with the youth (other than their ABC
meeting) and/or attend the structured
events provided by the Project Graduate
team. 3) Be open-minded to the ways in
which you, being kind and compassionate
will enrich the live of a foster youth. RSVP
to Lori by calling (909) 891-3610 (M-F) or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT OF
THE HON. JOSEPH B. CAMPBELL
INN OF COURT
BY JUDGE BARBARA A. BUCHHOLZ
Alas, the Joseph B. Campbell Inn year has officially come to
a close. We have had our end of the year Annual Banquet
on June 13, 2012. Our speakers were the Presiding Justice of
the Court of Appeal, Justice Manuel Ramirez and Presiding
Judge of the San Bernardino Court, Judge Christianson. I
would like to tell you that the information they imparted to the
group was good news, but unfortunately, the information was
rather bleak on the financial front, particularly for the Inland
Empire and our court system. Both Justice Ramirez and
Judge Christianson were candid with the audience about the
grim forecast, but were equally inspiring with their message
that they would not give up the fight and encouraged all
who practice in their courts to let their voices be heard up in
Sacramento about the needs of the court.
On a more positive note, we had a great Inn year, with
fabulous informative presentations at our monthly meetings,
a unique opportunity for our members to glimpse the inner
workings of the mental health court in our yearly field trip,
and the opportunity to hear from our newest California
Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu. For all those who have
attended throughout this Inn year, I hope that you found the
agenda inspiring and informative.
If you were not able to join us for this last Inn year, do not
despair, our new Inn year will begin again in October 2012
under the leadership of our new Inn President, Commissioner
Diane Anderson. A long-time Inn and board member,
Commissioner Anderson brings a wealth of new ideas and
an excellent understanding of the history and workings of our
Inn. I am very excited about her upcoming tenure as the new
Inn President. Indeed, I am very excited about next year’s
The new board members will be as follows:
President -Commissioner Diane Anderson,;
President- Elect - Kevin Bevins,
Vice President - Jack Osborn,
Secretary - Mark McGuire,
Treasurer - Lisa DeLorme,
Program Chair - Donna Connally,
Membership Chair - Kathleen Patterson,
Counselor - Greg Brittain,
Judicial Liaison - John Pacheco,
and “yours truly” as Past President.
Leaving our board this year are two outstanding board
members who have provided invaluable service to this board
and its membership. Traci Whaley-Patino, has served on
the board for many years and has held almost every board
position possible, including serving as our president for two
years and in the past president position for the last year. Her
contribution, through her many years of service, cannot be
measured. We will miss her greatly, but we wish her success
in all future endeavors. The other departing member is John
Zitny, who has been on the board for several years and has
made an impact as well. John has acted as our Secretary for
the last year and his copious notes/minutes and his input at the
board and general meetings have been substantial. We wish
John well in his new commitments. We are saddened by both
Traci’s and John’s departures, but I would like to thank them
personally for their hard work and dedication to the board.
If you are interested in being a member of the Joseph B.
Campbell Inn of Court we will be accepting applications
shortly for the Inn year which will start in October 2012.
Check the Inn website for more details. If you have any
questions about the Inn or regarding joining the Inn this
upcoming Inn year, feel free to talk to any board member or
view the Inn website.
It was a pleasure and an honor to act as the Hon. Joseph B.
Campbell Inn President this year and I hope that you have
enjoyed these articles as much as I have enjoyed writing
I bid you farewell,
Hon. Barbara A. Buchholz
ELWOOD M. RICH
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (RET.) JUDGE
FOR 28 YEARS
CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN LAW SCHOOL
3775 ELIZABETH ST. RIVERSIDE CA 92506
Michael B. Lynch, MPA
Polygraph Examiner Since 1974
390 Orange Show Lane
San Bernardino, California
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The World Before
the Bar Association
by John Zitny
The San Bernardino County Bar Association was organized
on December 11, 1875. What was the practice of law
like before the Bar Association? Who were the attorneys and
what were they like? Presented here are some of the colorful
Alden A.M. Jackson (The Colonel)
The first person who held himself out to be a lawyer in
San Bernardino County was Alden A.M. Jackson. He came
from San Francisco in 1854. He was not a combative soul;
he was adept at avoiding conflict. Some may call him timid.
Nonetheless, he called himself “Colonel” Jackson, even though
he had never been in the military.
The Colonel commenced his career by posting hand-written
flyers stating he was available, for a fee, to draft legal
documents. His law library consisted of one book named, “The
New Clerk’s Assistant.” It must have been a pretty good book
because the Colonel developed a reputation for settling disputes
outside of the courthouse. However, little did people know that
if a court appearance was necessary, the Colonel would shake
like the co-counsel in My Cousin Vinny.
The Colonel became proficient at marital dissolutions. The
divorce ceremony was held in his office and was very solemn.
He would prepare a document called, “Articles of Separation
and Bill of Divorce.” Much formality went into the signing.
The best quill pens were used and the documents were prepared
with much flourish. The parties left believing that they were
divorced and free to remarry. Unfortunately, the Colonel, not
being a “court” lawyer would fail to finalize the divorce. There
were many unhappy clients when they discovered they were
not divorced. There were many angry clients when they were
accused of bigamy.
On one occasion, the Colonel was forced into a courtroom
setting. He was pressed into a jury trial while representing a
young man named Tom Morgan, who was accused of assault
and battery. During his closing argument, the Colonel started to
doubt his own words. In a meek voice, he began to agree with
the prosecution that his client was guilty. But since his client
wasn’t really such a bad guy, the jury should go easy on his
sentencing. The client, when seeing his lawyer backpedaling,
uttered something like, “What the…!?” Morgan jumped up
and elbowed the Colonel to the side. The client then finished
the closing argument by telling the jury that he was not guilty
because he was acting in self defense. The verdict was not
Mr. Sparks came to San Bernardino in 1853 from San
Francisco. He was known for his verbal ability and his intellect.
He became a skilled litigator, especially defending those
accused of crimes. While he had the natural gift of oratory,
he was not one to study or be prepared. He was considered a
brilliant public speaker.
Once, he had a client charged with grand larceny for stealing
a horse. However, he could not get the preparations done.
When questioned by his associate, Mr. Sparks said he would,
“Rely on God Almighty, Q.S. Sparks and the jury.” After a
mesmerizing argument, he won the trial. This was even though
an eyewitness testified that he saw the client steal the horse
from the owner’s pasture. And, the client was caught fleeing
from town…while still on the horse. Q.S. Sparks was so
persuasive he could talk the Temperance Society into getting
William Pickett arrived in 1858 from San Francisco. He
brought with him the first law library in San Bernardino. He
had his office in a little one-room structure on Third Street in
downtown San Bernardino. He gave permission to a newly
elected Justice of the Peace to hold court in his office until a
suitable courtroom could be found.
Soon thereafter, Pickett found himself in a jury trial in his
own office in front of the magistrate. The court continually
ruled against his evidentiary arguments. Pickett could not
get his evidence in. And, he could not keep the opposition’s
evidence out. Having enough, Pickett leaped up and pointed
towards the door. “Get out of my office,” he yelled at the
judge and jury. The judge instructed the jury to meet at another
location. However, the jury tended to “tarry” and “mosey,” as
was the custom at the time. Some moseyed to get something
called Sarsaparilla. Others tarried by the Wells Fargo station.
Still others went home. Only a couple of jurors made it to the
appointed location. No jury, no trial. So the case ended up
This is a small sampling of life before the bar association.
My next article will highlight some of the founders of the San
Bernardino County Bar Association. See you then.
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“The oldest continuously active bar association in California”
By: Tony Sears
All times Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), which is
minus seven (7) hours from UTC (Universal Time
July Almanac: The full Moon in July is known as the “Thunder
Moon” and will rise in east southeasterly sky on Tuesday, July
3 at 8:07 p.m., having gone full at 11:53 a.m. On July 4, the
nearly full Moon will rise at 8:53 p.m. and will provide an
awesome back drop for the finale of the Independence Day
July is a great time to see the central bulge of the Milky Way
in the southern sky. Look for the constellations of Scorpio and
Sagittarius. Scorpio is a great constellation. It really does look
like a scorpion, with the curled tail poised to strike.
August Almanac: The August Full Moon will rise at 7:27
p.m., PDT on August 1 and is known as the “Green Corn
Moon”. The Green Corn Moon goes full at 8:28 p.m. and will
hit your eye like a big pizza pie... .
On August 11-12, 2012, the Persied meteors are active.
This year will be favorable for the Persieds, which appear
to emanate from the constellation Perseus, “The Hero”. The
crescent Moon will rise at set at 12:46 a.m on August 12, so it
will not be a factor. This meteor show is a great one, because it
occurs pretty much all night, especially after midnight. Based
on past experience, you should be able to see a few meteors
from our area. If however, you are at Lake Powell, Cabo San
Lucas, Arrowhead, Mammoth, Yellowstone, or Sedona, you
will truly be amazed. Just look overhead in the northeastern
sky. A chaise lounge and a blanket are all you need.
Garden Notes: Best time to water is first thing in the morning
or in the evening. I personally prefer to water in the morning,
so the plants can uptake the moisture during the hottest part of
the day. I also think it good idea not to water the foliage too
much or you run the risk of a fungi. Try to keep the water at
the base of the plant.
Too many tomatoes? Nice problem to have. You can manage
your tomato crop by picking the tomatoes as soon as the fruit
turns color. At that point, it is big as it going to be. By picking
at this stage, your tomatoes will ripen on your counter at a
nice even pace. Since the tomatoes are now inside, there is
no chance for the possums, raccoons, squirrels, or (bad) dogs
will get at them. Sure, you can leave a few on for vine ripened,
warm summer day, juicy deliciousness.
July/August Recipe: Sweet Corn! Sweet Corn are the varieties
of corn that have been developed for higher sugar content and
a shorter (80-95 days) growing season. Sweet Corn is white,
yellow & white, or yellow. The white and yellow/white
varieties are typically the highest in sugar content. Field Corn
or Dent Corn makes up 99.5 % of all corn grown worldwide, is
not so good to eat off the cob. There are literally more than 350
uses for field corn from corn meal, cattle feed, corn oil, corn
chips, ethanol production, high fructose corn syrup, whisky
making to corn fibers used in making tube sox. Go Huskers!
For our purposes, stick with Sweet Corn. Go to your Farmer’s
Market or roadside stand in Chino and get some sweet corn. If
you can, try to get some yellow corn. It is still sweet, but with
a more grassy-earthy taste. If you are invited over to a summer
bbq potluck, this is the perfect thing to bring. Here are a few
1. Boiled Corn. Appropriately fill a large pan with water.
Bring water to boil. Add 3 Tbsp. of kosher salt. Please do not
freak out about the salt. It doesn’t really affect the corn. It is
added to increase the boiling point of the water, which in turn
properly cooks the corn. Once the water is at a rolling boil, turn
off the heat and leave it off. If you are serving 1⁄2 ears, break in
halves before cooking. Carefully place your shucked corn in
the water and cover. The corn will be done cooking about five
(5) minutes and you can hold your corn for up to two (2) hours
in the pot. It will stay warm enough to melt your butter.
2. Grilled Corn with husks. Carefully pull back the husks
and remove the silks. Pull the husks back up and tie with
cooking twine. Soak corn in clean cool water for about 20-30
minutes, then place on the grill for 10-15 minutes. Often the
corn will pick up a little smoky char, which is fine by me.
3. Foil Wrapped Corn (on the grill). This is another fantastic
way to enjoy sweet corn and is well suited for a potluck. Clean
your corn. Have some aluminum foil ready to wrap the corn.
Inside the foil, use a tsp. of olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh
cracked pepper. You can add freshly chopped rosemary. My
buddy, Craig Weinstein, uses soy sauce in the foil-awesome.
You can make a chile powder lime butter by mixing 1 tbsp
of chile powder with a stick of softened butter and two tbsp
of lime juice. Combine, then place in ramekin or other small
container. Place in fridge to solidify, then you can place the
chilled butter in the foil with the corn. You could do the same
with fresh dill and lemon juice. Wrap up foil tight and place
on grill for 5-7 minutes. You will hear the oil sizzling. Place
on plate and serve.
4. Leftover ideas. Extra corn on the cob holds in the fridge
for several days. If you have any cooked corn leftover, you can
use a sharp knife and cut the kernels off the cob. Place in sealed
container or ziploc bag. This corn can be added to salads,
salsa, cornbread, pizza topping, waffles, soups, or warmed up
in a bowl with butter, salt & pepper.
Buon Appetito! Tony Sears
8 San Bernardino County Bar Association July-August 2012
THE iPAD FOR LAWYERS:
Trial Preparation Tricks You’ll Actually Use
by Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.
Here’s the challenge for those of us who are both litigators
and iPad users: Can the iPad truly be a powerful tool for
The answer: Yes! In this series of articles, I want to share with
you the more powerful apps that allow me to be a litigation road
Prior to the iPad, I would use OneNote as my digital Trial
Notebook on the PC and Outlook for scheduling/project
management (Okay, I’ll show my age and tell you that I still
miss the powerful and versatile DOS program called Lotus
Agenda . . . but it is no more). When I switched to a Mac, I
started using Growly Notes in place of OneNote, but continued
to use the Mac version of Outlook. When I learned that Growly
had no intention of producing an iPad version of its terrific
software, I created my own workflow for litigation preparation
that permitted me to do all that I needed on my iPad.
Now, those of you who have attended my iPad for Lawyers
seminars know that I am insanely practical. So, I must digress
and confess that, even though I do all of my planning now on
the iPad, I still carry a paper version of everything into Trial.
Every technology junkie, if they’re being honest, must confess
that eventually the technology we love to wield will inevitably
fail and at the worst possible time. When that happens, you
(and the judge) will be glad you have a paper backup.
Let’s start with how I easily handle litigation project
management now. Generally, my project management starts
with a new case - even before a Trial date is actually set. Let’s
face it - I want to plan the end-game long before the other side
does. My litigation design, then, all revolves around an app
ironically called “SG Project” from FourthFrame Technologies.
With SG Project, I am able to keep track of all important
deadlines, pleadings, cut-off dates, and other Pre-Trial and
Trial activities that I want to periodically manage and review.
It also easily permits me to assign entries to other attorneys to
handle. Naturally, I am able to continually update the status of
how far a particular task is in the completion process. Further,
I can assign color codes to entries for a quick visual cuing
SG Project runs only in landscape mode on the iPad. This
permits the greatest amount of screen real estate for your use.
The real power behind this app for me is that, in addition
to naturally allowing you to create new projects, you can
duplicate existing projects. This duplication feature allows you
to create a Trial Project template once, copy it, and modify it
for a particular case. I’m all about using my time wisely and
this app eliminates repetitive work for the busy litigator.
After you create a project, the SG Project app has headings
across the top of the grid that is created: Task Name (the title
of a particular activity will appear here), Work (how many
work days will be spread over the total number of calendar
days), Start (the start date), End (the end date), % Done (how
far into the completion process you are), People (the attorneys,
paralegals, or assistants you assign to a task), and Predecessors
(events/tasks you specify as having to occur prior to the current
event/task). While I may start a new project in advance of
a Trial date being assigned by the court, the real power of
SG Project takes place once you know the date Trial is to
commence. With the first day of Trial known, you can then
start assigning realistic and controlling dates that will easily
permit you to stay on top of your case instead of rushing around
to complete things at the last moment. SG Project allows you to
be incredibly proactive!
So, let’s get down to what I track in SG Project. Here is my
secret formula for planning out a case in the Pre-Trial and Trial
stages. Each one of the following items is entered as a separate
entry initially (remember, I only had to create this once and
then I duplicate this template for each Trial):
Case Management Conference
Final Status Conference
Prepare Motion for Summary Judgment
Summary Judgment Hearing
Mandatory Settlement Conference
Supplemental Discovery to Plaintiff/Other Parties
Independent Medical Examination
Update Trial Status/Evaluation/Budget
Notify Clients of Trial
Notify Experts of Trial
Prepare CCP 998 Offer
Statement of the Case
Prepare Trial Brief
Prepare Trial Notebook
Site Inspection With Experts
Prepare Motions in Limine
SDT’s to Third Parties/Facilities
Demand for Exchange of Experts/Documents
Motion to Bifurcate/Sever
Bill of Particulars (CCP 454)
Notice to Attend Trial/Bring Documents
SBP for Witnesses
Supplemental Expert Designation
Motion to Compel Discovery
Meeting with Clients/Witnesses re Trial Preparation
Meeting with Experts re Trial Preparation
Trial Exhibits/Demonstrative Evidence
Voir Dire Outline
Deposit Jury Fees
Prepare Opening Statement
Prepare Closing Argument
Motion to Exclude Expert Witnesses
OSC re Mediation/Motion to Amend Answer
You will notice that these events are not necessarily in
the chronological order I want them for a case. You see, SG
Project is also somewhat of a brainstorming tool. You can
enter events as they come to you and then freely rearrange
them later on to suit your particular case. It should go without
saying (but I’ll do it anyway) that you can continually modify
the actual event titles or delete any events that are not suitable
or relevant to a particular case.
While we’re talking about modifying a litigation project to
your heart’s desire, you should know that SG Project gives you
the power to create hierarchal sub-events under your primary
headings. For example, under the Obtain Experts activity, I
might specify particular areas of expertise as they come to
mind after reading the pleadings or through the discovery
One project review secret that I use all the time is assigning
colors to the various attorneys, paralegals, and assistants that
I might be using on a case. By creating a color-coded Trial
management plan, I can powerfully review my outline by
task designee. Oh, by the way, you can assign more than one
person to a task, if needed!
Finally, you can share your SG Project in a number of
different ways. I generally export my project whenever it
is updated or revised. I like sending it in PDF format to the
various people working on a particular project with me. You
can also link your project with a Dropbox account.
By now, you can readily see how SG Project on your iPad
will make you more productive, more proactive, and more
powerful as a litigator! Who could ask for more?
Next time, I’ll explore using the iPad as a digital Trial
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by Sharon D. Nelson, Esq.,
John W. Simek and
Jesse M. Lindmar
© 2012 Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
With an average of 193.1 billion text messages sent
every month in the United States, the importance and
use of text messages in litigation is ever-increasing. As a
consequence, the importance of text message preservation
for e-discovery is also growing. Understanding how text
messages can be preserved and the pitfalls to avoid is
essential. While we recommend engaging the services of
a digital forensics service provider who is familiar with the
complexities of mobile phone forensics, there are certain
situations in which the end-user can at least create a preserved,
forensically sound copy that a digital forensics expert can later
access and produce data from.
For the purpose of this article, we are assuming that the text
messages are sent or received by a mobile telephone. We’ll
start by lumping most of the mobile phones in use today into
two major categories: Smartphones and Feature Phones.
The most popular Smartphones would include Apple’s
iPhone, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone,
and RIM’s BlackBerry devices. Feature phones are pretty
much everything else; having some of the basic “features”
of smartphones, but lacking in overall integration with the
phone’s operating system and hardware, and with limited
For feature phones, the end-user is limited as to their
preservation options. Depending on the service provider, the
feature phone may or may not be equipped with a Subscriber
Identity Module (SIM) card. The SIM card contains
information that will validate the phone on the service
provider’s network, but can also be used as a repository for
received text messages. Text messages can also be stored on
the phone itself, and in some situations, messages are stored
on the phone and SIM card. There are a number of SIM card
readers and software products that, when used together, allow
a user to explore and manage the contents of a SIM card.
However, if the user doesn’t fully understand how to use the
hardware/software safely, he or she could just as easily alter or
permanently erase the very data they are trying to preserve.
There are several products used within the forensic
community to preserve text messages from many feature
phones - from both a SIM card and the phone itself. This
will result in an electronic copy of the text messages being
extracted from the SIM card and/or phone, and will include
not only the content of the message, but also the date and time
the text message was sent/received and information about the
sender (phone number and/or contact information for a phone
number if the user has added them to the phones address
book). Furthermore, SIM cards and many feature phones
have a limited number of “slots” to store text messages,
and the number of slots will vary across manufacturers and
can even vary across similar phone models from the same
manufacturer. When these slots are full, the phone will begin
to overwrite the older text messages with the newer ones - a
process that renders the older messages unrecoverable. With
an average user sending or receiving sixty text messages per
day, the likelihood of this happening increases dramatically.
For a digital forensic expert, the ability to recover deleted
text messages from a feature phone is dependent on the make/
model of the phone, the length of time that has passed since
the messages were deleted, the number of new text messages
that have been sent/received since the messages were deleted,
and whether the deleted messages have been overwritten.
Furthermore, the make/model of phone will need to be
supported by the forensic hardware/software the expert uses -
if the hardware/software cannot communicate with the phone,
the data cannot be accessed and preserved. Recovery from a
SIM card is a little more straightforward as its architecture is
standard; however, the same usage rules apply to it.
This is why we never make promises about what we can
recover. It is more or less a crap shoot every doggone time.
For smartphones, and depending on the make and model of
phone, there are several options for preserving text messages.
Although a smartphone may be equipped with a SIM card,
text messages are not typically stored there. Instead they
are stored in a database file or another organized collection
format, located on the phone itself - it is this file(s) that will
specifically need to be preserved.
The iPhone, in conjunction with iTunes (Apple’s software
program for playing, downloading, saving, and organizing
multimedia files on a computer or Apple iOS device), will
allow an end-user to create a backup of the existing user-data
from the phone - including the database file that stores the
text messages. When the user connects the phone to iTunes,
this backup will typically happen automatically, but a user can
also initiate the backup at any time. iTunes will only store
one backup at a time, so creating a new backup will cause
the deletion of a previously created backup. The backup file
will be buried in a system area of the computer used to create
the backup, but with a little assistance it can be located. A
user won’t be able to access the data in the backup without
special software, but a qualified digital forensics expert will
be able to open the backup, access the text message database,
and extract the necessary text messages. To a degree, deleted
text messages may also be recoverable from the existing text
message database. However, if a significant amount of time
has passed, and depending on the user’s text messaging habits,
deleted text messages will not be recoverable via this method.
A digital forensics expert will need to create a more thorough
backup of the phone that will allow them to potentially recover
deleted text messages using more advanced techniques.
Similar to the iPhone, BlackBerrys also allow for a backup
to be created that will contain existing text messages. This
backup can be created using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager
software that comes with the phone or is available for
download from the BlackBerry website. Unlike the iPhone,
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multiple backup files will exist on the computer used with the
Desktop Manager. Like the iPhone backup, a user won’t be
able to access the data in the backup without special software,
but a qualified digital forensics expert will be able to open
the backup and extract the necessary text messages. Deleted
text messages can only be recovered using a combination of
specialized hardware and software used by digital forensic
service providers specializing in mobile phone forensics. In
some situations, only the removal and analysis of the phone’s
memory chip, a process that will destroy the phone, will
allow for the recovery of deleted text messages. For obvious
reasons, this route is ordinarily something undertaken
primarily by law enforcement.
Google Android and Windows Phone smartphones do not
have a native method for preserving text messages. A digital
forensics expert will use tools and techniques specific to the
type of phone they encounter. However, for the end-user,
there are several third-party applications that advertise the
ability to backup existing text messages from these devices.
Any application the end-user chooses should offer the ability
to export the messages and their attributes into an uneditable
format, so there is no question as to their authenticity.
Not all makes/models of phones are supported by forensic
products and electronic versions of the existing text messages
are not always obtainable. In these situations, even the best
forensic examiner will be forced to painstakingly take digital
photographs of the existing text messages as they natively
appear on the mobile phone. And yes, these are admissible in
court. As far as deleted text messages are concerned, if they
still exist on the phone, even in a fragmented form, a digital
forensic expert should be able to recover them as long as the
analysis computer can communicate with the phone.
Regardless of the method used, it should not alter any of
the original text messages, the process and results must be
reproducible and the preserved information must be identical
to the original source information. Although an end-user
may be able to assist with some of the initial stages of text
message preservation, a digital forensics expert will be able
to extract and produce verified and accurate text message data
from the preservation data set. In most situations, engaging
a digital forensics expert to complete the entire project
life-cycle - from preservation to production - will allow for a
more accurate and defensible use of text message data.
The temptation to DIY this sort of project should be
resisted. If you’re going to throw the dice and gamble monies
on the recovery of text messages, hiring an expert will give
you the best odds of rolling a seven.
The authors are the President, Vice President and Director
of Computer Forensics at Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a
computer forensics and legal technology firm based in
Fairfax, VA. 703-359-0700 (phone) 703-359-8434 (fax)
email@example.com (e-mail), http://www.senseient.com.
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Office with view and receptionist/waiting room area available.
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Corona law office has opportunity for law school
student looking for internship in the area of probate and
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THE ELDER AND DISABILITY LAW FIRM, a leader in
estate planning and government benefit legal planning
serving the elderly and disabled, is seeking a highly
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lead to a full-time position in the future. You must have the
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1. A Bachelors degree in accounting, business, computer,
or any legal studies; or a high school diploma with at
least 4 years of experience working as an estate planning
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2. Be patient and able to work with the elderly and
3. Be pleasant on the phone;
4. Experience in Medi-Cal benefit planning and VA benefit
planning preferred, but not required.
Please send your resume and salary requirement to
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ASSOCIATION OF PARALEGALS.
SBCBA MEMBERS! We want to notify you of a
service that ICAP provides to attorneys. If you are
looking for a paralegal/legal assistant or secretary
you can contact ICAP and they will send out a blast
to their membership advising of the opening and
will also post it on their job board.
You will need to provide them with the job posting
information, either just in an email or any prepared
job advertisement flyer, including contact
information for the person to whom résumés and
cover letters should be sent. An email alert will
then be sent to ICAP members to notify them of
the opportunity. The information will be placed
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