Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is generally considered to be a harvest-related festival. Ocktoberfest, a harvest festival at the end of the grape season in September that started in Germany, is a favorite of many throughout the world. Canadians have celebrated a version of Thanksgiving...

Post-COVID-19 Changes in the Practice of Law

Post-COVID-19 Changes in the Practice of Law

Courts across the country have begun to allow electronic signatures to be used in place of “wet” signatures since the social distancing required by COVID-19 makes it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain in-person signatures. As a result, the use of e-signature...

Divorce: Mediation or Court?

Divorce: Mediation or Court?

Most people consider mediation because of the perceived cost savings. There can be savings with mediation, perhaps as much as 50%. This is the best-case scenario, however, and depends on the good will and active cooperation of both participants. Where there is...

Legal Services During the Pandemic

Legal Services During the Pandemic

Our daily lives have been completely overtaken by the COVID19 pandemic. The end is not yet in sight. This "new normal" affects our health, our relationships, our jobs and financial security, and our local, state, national, and international communities. We are...

Online Consultations Now Available

Online Consultations Now Available

In these difficult times, you may still need legal advice, counseling and even representation. Meetings and consultations with attorney William Holsinger can now be arranged online. Simply call (telephone - (650) 340-7500) or send an email request for an online...

Service is the Highest Calling

Service is the Highest Calling

Prodicus, a Fifth Century B.C. Greek sophist and rhetorician, from the island of Ceos, is credited with being the first to say that service to others was the highest calling. He is also credited with being the author of the Choice of Hercules, which contrasts the...

What is Litigation Risk Management?

What is Litigation Risk Management?

When litigation occurs, the principals, or clients, lose control and are the mercy of rules, laws and circumstances they don't understand and cannot control. Lawsuits take years, not months, to resolve and are expensive, to say the least. Litigation risk management is...