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HLG Applauds Taylor Fuller and the SBCBA!
Herring Law Group applauds attorney, Taylor Fuller, for her strong efforts supporting the Santa Barbara County Bar Association (sblaw.com). Taylor joined HLG nearly three years ago and has been a solid contributor since day one. Her efforts for the Association include ongoing service on its Board of Directors. The Association has over 600 members; it: Operates […]

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Year-end “Three Dot Journalism”
I grew up religiously reading Herb Caen’s daily column in the San Francisco Chronicle. With much to report, this borrows his unique writing structure — dubbed “three dot journalism.” *** Herring Law Group continues to proudly support Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena as our “signature” non-profit. Its mission is to “help women manage their mental health […]

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Congratulations to Ventura Coast Law
Ventura County has a new law firm, “Ventura Coast Law,” located in Newbury Park. My former law partners, Doug Goldwater and Jesse Cahill, are two of its principals. We met in the 2000’s, working for Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP. As a partner at FCOP struggling to deal with a burgeoning family law practice, I […]

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The Recent Expansion of, and Limits to, Notions of “Domestic Violence”
Over the past twenty or so years, the Legislature has enacted a “hodgepodge” of confusing and sometimes contradictory provisions, as California Family Law guru, Garrett Dailey, has put it, in its rush to enact one domestic violence (“DV”) statute after another. As of January 1, 2021, coercive control is a newly codified form of DV. Family Code […]

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