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10,000 Hours to Master a Skill

In a webinar our law firm recently attended, Bryan A. Garner harped on why lawyers cannot write.  And while he went in a great many details – which was fascinating – he also cited the Malcolm Gladwell mantra from his work, Outliers, that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill.  And because […]

Severability of a Statute in California

The effect on the remainder of a statute when certain parts of it are held to be unconstitutional depends on whether the Legislature intended it to be severable. Severability is a contractual concept which permits a contract to survive despite an illegal or unenforceable provision within the contract. The illegal or unenforceable provision is excised […]

Tips on Courtroom Decorum

Etiquette is essential for making a good impression in every social setting.  And the law is no different. Legal professionals begin their lessons on the fine points of courtroom etiquette during their education. It is in their legal studies they can learn about the professional requirements of their careers and practice the behaviors and traits […]

Last Minute Reminder – Steven L. Simas to Present at SVPA/CAPA Luncheon

Steven L. Simas, owner and founder of Simas & Associates, Ltd., will be presenting today, September 4, 2013, at the Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association (SVPA) and California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA) MCLE Luncheon/Meeting at 11:30 AM at Casa Garden Restaurant. Here is the flyer for all of the pertinent information. The presentation will be […]

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