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Recently universities have struggled to reexamine their obligations under the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Civil Rights’ “Dear Colleague Letter,” which emphasized that avoiding discrimination against women requires aggressive and effective responses to sexual assault on campus. Across the country, schools have tried to...

Please join Brown White & Osborn LLP in congratulating Jack B. Osborn in his new leadership role as Chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations. [caption id="attachment_192" align="alignnone" width="320"] Mr. Osborn at a CCBA meeting.[/caption]   On October 9, 2015 attorneys from throughout California will gather in Anaheim for...

Practitioners and parties familiar with the SEC’s administrative proceedings avoid them whenever possible, preferring federal court. Recently such respondents have drawn hope from a spate of district court rulings suggesting that they may invoke constitutional grounds to have their administrative proceedings enjoined or re-routed to federal court....

California law treats probate conservatorship cases as quasi-criminal because the appointment of a conservator has a profound impact on the liberty interests of the proposed conservatee. California Probate Code §1827 therefore grants a proposed conservatee the right to a trial by jury regarding appointment of...