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Linda C Roodhouse

Estate Administration, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Alexander Hansen Verbeck

Land Use & Zoning, Trusts, Family Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

John Edgar Gutierrez

Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, International, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Michelle Jacobson-Kwok

Land Use & Zoning, Trusts, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Jason William Holder

Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Natural Resources, Environmental Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Susan Evelyn Bloch

Land Use & Zoning, State Government, Contract, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Sherri Lynne Rita

Land Use & Zoning, State Government, Civil Rights, Health Care Other
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  24 Years

Benjamin T Reyes

Land Use & Zoning, Government Contract, Election & Political, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Stuart Milton Flashman

Land Use & Zoning, Election & Political, Environmental Law Other, Environmental Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Samantha Wilson Zutler

Employee Rights, Communication & Media Law, Land Use & Zoning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE

A paperless method of entering into an electronic contract. To 'sign' a contract electronically, a person may be asked to click an 'I Accept' button or use a 'k... (more...)
A paperless method of entering into an electronic contract. To 'sign' a contract electronically, a person may be asked to click an 'I Accept' button or use a 'key' to encrypt (scramble) information that uniquely identifies the signer using a method called Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Electronic signatures are as binding as those in ink.

UNIFORM TRANSFERS TO MINORS ACT

A statute, adopted by almost all states, that provides a method for transferring property to minors and arranging for an adult to manage it until the child is o... (more...)
A statute, adopted by almost all states, that provides a method for transferring property to minors and arranging for an adult to manage it until the child is old enough to receive it. See custodian.

DIRECT EXAMINATION

At trial, the initial questioning of a party or witness by the side that called him or her to testify. The major purpose of direct examination is to explain you... (more...)
At trial, the initial questioning of a party or witness by the side that called him or her to testify. The major purpose of direct examination is to explain your version of events to the judge or jury and to undercut your adversary's version. Good direct examination seeks to prove all facts necessary to satisfy the plaintiff's legal claims or causes of action -- for example, that the defendant breached a valid contract and, as a result, the plaintiff suffered a loss.

BEQUEST

The legal term for personal property (anything but real estate) left in a will.

ESCHEAT

The forfeit of all property to the state when a person dies without heirs.

HEIR

One who receives property from someone who has died. While the traditional meaning includes only those who had a legal right to the deceased person's property, ... (more...)
One who receives property from someone who has died. While the traditional meaning includes only those who had a legal right to the deceased person's property, modern usage includes anyone who receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

JUS COGENS

Principles of international law so fundamental that no nation may ignore them or attempt to contract out of them through treaties. For example, genocide and par... (more...)
Principles of international law so fundamental that no nation may ignore them or attempt to contract out of them through treaties. For example, genocide and participating in a slave trade are thought to be jus cogens.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

A legal category of worker defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The key to the definition is that, unlike employees, independent contractors retain control ... (more...)
A legal category of worker defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The key to the definition is that, unlike employees, independent contractors retain control over how the work they are hired to do gets done; the person or company paying the independent contractor controls only the outcome--the product or service.

CONSIDERATION

The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one for... (more...)
The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

City of Claremont v. Kruse

... Kruse also stated that the City had six weeks to amend its zoning code to accommodate his proposed use. ... At that meeting, Schultz explained that by operating CANNABIS without a business permit or license, Kruse was violating the City's zoning requirements. ...

City of Corona v. Naulls

... a medical marijuana establishment. At their meeting two days later, Temple informed Naulls that marijuana dispensaries were not, and never have been, a permitted land use under the City's zoning laws. Temple also then informed ...

Golden Gate Water Ski Club v. County of Contra Costa

... Parcels in A-2 districts must have a minimum of five acres. The zoning generally allows no more than one detached single-family residence per parcel plus such accessory structures and uses consistent with a single-family 254 residence. ...