On Sept. 21, I attended a Meet the Judges luncheon in the Historic Courthouse in San Bernardino, where family law bench officers told lawyers what they need to stop doing.
They shared their peeves with humor and tact. It was interesting and constructive.
Here is the list, but not all items are equal. It was clear to me that people being unprepared, filing late documents and talking over each other are chronic problems.
- Lawyers’ not alerting judges when a case is settled.
“We spend hours each day prepping our calendar. If you settle, call