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IMLA Mid-Year Seminar: April 19th Session Featuring Helpful Civil Rights Cases

Join us on Monday 4/19/2021 at 2:30PM Eastern Time for the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Mid-Year Seminar Section 1983 session presented by Ted Xanders and Nadia Sarkis: “Getting Younger — A Guide To Abstention, Rooker-Feldman, And Other Defenses To Federal Civil Rights Actions That We

Apr 13, 2021 Laurie J. Hepler
Appellate Success in California

“Appellate Success in California” — A monthly dose of quick, practical appellate tips.  Laurie began the series in 2009 for her clients and friends, and since 2016 has co-written it with GMSR partner Alana Rotter.  Read the latest here.

On Feb 18, join IMLA webinar “Coming Attractions: Open Issues in Civil Rights Litigation Ripe for Supreme Court Review” presented by GMSR Partner Tim Coates

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GMT-5 International Municipal Lawyers Association Litigation Webinar — Coming Attractions: Open Issues in Civil Rights Litigation Ripe for Supreme Court Review GMSR Partner Tim Coates will present a discussion of the surprising number of significant

Jan 22, 2021
“GMSR STUDIO” – LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

For nearly a year, a worldwide pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely.  But our court “appearances”—now exclusively via video—have not slowed down.  In fact, we present about one remote appellate argument every week, on average.  Appearing remotely has become an important part

GMSR’s Jeff Raskin authors article on using public policy against arbitration

Countless published cases invoke California’s public policy in favor of arbitration to justify everything from expansive interpretation of arbitration agreements to the extremely narrow scope of judicial review of arbitration awards. Less well-known are two doctrines that allow parties to use public policy against arbitration,

GMSR’s Robin Meadow authors article on successful navigation of judicial references

Judicial references are an attractive alternative to waiting behind the superior court’s Covid-19 backlog to get to trial. But there are traps for the unwary: Many practitioners do not know about some important legal aspects of references, and they often fail to appreciate what they

Nov 11, 2020 Jeffrey E. Raskin
‘Healthy lawyerly paranoia’: federal appeal deadlines, Daily Journal (November 10, 2020)

Jeffrey Raskin explains a recent 9th Circuit decision reminding attorneys to be careful of appellate deadlines regarding the timing of an appeal of a partially adverse merits judgment while an attorney fees motion is pending.

GMSR Appellate Lawyers Recognized By Best Lawyers And U.S. News & World Report

Grienes, Martin, Stein & Richland is pleased to announce that the peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America© continues to honor GMSR lawyers for excellence in appellate law. Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Robert Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter and Cindy Tobisman were

Join us at the USC Gould School of Law 46th Annual Trust and Estate Conference online!

Friday, November 13 at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time Alana Rotter, Appellate Specialist at Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP, along with Paul Gordon Hoffman, Founding Member of Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker, will present: No-Contest Clauses and the Anti-SLAPP Statute: Traps for the

Nov 03, 2020 Cynthia E. Tobisman
Join us at the Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Virtual Summit on Thursday, November 12th!

GMSR’s Cindy Tobisman is part of the Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Virtual Summit! As part of this upcoming online event with the Los Angeles legal community, Cindy’s panel will discuss strategies to develop your career potential and redefining success in the age of

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