Category Archives: Professional Licensing Cases

LINGUISTICS AND THE PRACTICE OF LAW

Linguistics is the study of language. It is reflected in everything we say and what we do. Essentially, it impacts how we communicate with others. In this regard, every word can have significance; many of which are like a double-edged sword, in which there can be two completely different meanings. To be effective in the … Read More

Mandatory Patient Prescription Reporting Data Base

On July 1, 2016, Health and Safety Code Section 11165.1 required all designated California licensed professionals who are authorized to prescribe, order, administer and/or furnish Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances to register, on a database that is commonly referred to as CURES 2.0,  the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System. CURES is … Read More

SUPERIOR ADVOCACY

How does one define the role of a lawyer? What are your expectations? Do you want an average lawyer or a truly great attorney? Here is a list of questions you might want to ask yourself and the lawyer with whom you consult: Do you want a lawyer who is pro-active, meticulous and believes in … Read More

DISCLOSURE OF CONVICTIONS TO EMPLOYERS

Effective January, 1, 2018, employers in California with five or more employees cannot make employment decisions regarding convictions unless first performing an individualized assessment. The Assessment entails consideration of: [1] the underlying facts of the crime as they relate to the nature and seriousness of the conviction; [2] the period of time that has elapsed since the crime … Read More

Should a Lawyer Predict the Outcome or Result in a Case?

It is not uncommon for a prospective client and, for that matter, even an existing client, to inquire as to the likely result(s) in the handling of their case. It is simply unwise to predict an outcome or even worse to speculate on what can be expected. I do not predict the expected or anticipated … Read More

Hiring An Attorney Who Is Tough, Smart & Knows the Law

Do you or someone you know have a professional or occupational license and facing an investigation or charges by the State of California? Are you seeking a professional or occupational license? Have you considered your future endeavors and how the potential outcome of the present situation can adversely impact the choices you may later have … Read More

2016 New California Laws

There are about 800 new California laws that went into effect on January 1, 2016. Here are a few noted by the following topics: Driving Under the Influence – drivers convicted of a DUI (whether alcohol or drugs) in four California counties [Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento & Turlare], under an existing program that will remain … Read More

Medical Board of California Fall, 2015 Newsletter

The Medical Board of California (MBC) has just published its latest edition of its quarterly Newsletter, and for convenience we are including the link:  Newsletter Fall 2015 There are various sections of particular interest as follows: A.   Answers to a series of questions that have recently been asked by physicians relating to subjects such as … Read More

Renewal of Professional and Occupational Licenses

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has been utilizing the BreEze online licensing and enforcement system for quite some time. They are planning to transition more of the state Boards and Bureaus to this system. In the past, my law firm has always encouraged all those who have a state license to submit their … Read More

Governor Brown Extends The Enforcement Power of Board of Registered Nursing

On October 1st, the Governor extended the power of the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to regulate the practice of Nursing to January 1, 2018 when it will be repealed if a new law is not enacted. The previous sunset law permitted the BRN to impose disciplinary action, and to grant or deny applicants a … Read More