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Staff Spotlight - Stacey Woodard

  • By: Andrea Gibbens
Staff Spotlight - Stacey Woodard Since the firm’s beginning in January, 2015, Ms. Stacey Woodard has effectively worked with the numbers: budgets, accounts receivable/payable, client billing and the all-important, payroll!  Originally a legal assistant, Stacey moved into bookkeeping to acquire a new skill set.  However, her tremendous foundation of how a law firm should function and operate has resonated throughout her time with Prentice|LONG PC....

Dependency Update: Drug Use is Not Always Drug Abuse (In Re J.A.)

  • By: Kelsey Walsh
Dependency Update:  Drug Use is Not Always Drug Abuse (In Re J.A.) Drug use while pregnant does not necessarily amount to drug abuse according to the Second District Court of Appeal.  The Second District Court of Appeal recently overturned a ruling by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, which held that a mother’s use of medical marijuana during the last four months of her pregnancy, resulting in her child testing positive for...

CalPERS Set To Adopt Precedential Decision Regarding Retired Annuitants

  • By: David Prentice
CalPERS Set To Adopt Precedential Decision Regarding Retired Annuitants The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is considering making a precedential ruling requiring that a former public employee reimburse CalPERS in the amount of $56,244.46, which constitutes monies he received while working as a retired annuitant.  Assuming the ruling becomes precedential, it will be cited by CalPERS in subsequent retired annuitant cases.  Therefore, all public agencies need to understand...

Staff Spotlight - Michelle Fletcher

  • By: Andrea Gibbens
Staff Spotlight - Michelle Fletcher You may recognize the familiar voice of Ms. Michelle Fletcher when contacting the law firm of Prentice|Long PC, as she has been part of the Legal Assistant team since its inception in January, 2015.  “I love the people I work with most of all, and the family atmosphere at the firm – we are always here for one another,” recalls Michelle.In...

Recommendations for Rural Communities in Light of President’s Proposed National Reopening

  • By: P.J. Van Ert
Recommendations for Rural Communities in Light of President’s Proposed National Reopening As all of our communities continue to shelter in place and wonder about the future as we deal with Covid-19, the Federal Administration is presenting a possible roadmap for reopening. The plan, prepared in consultation with public health experts, is carried out in three phases which will be tailored to the unique attributes of your community or state. Prentice|Long, PC...

California Judicial Council Halts Evictions

  • By: Margaret E. Long
California Judicial Council Halts Evictions On April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council adopted an emergency rule that prohibits all evictions, except those necessary to protect public health and safety. This applies even if the eviction is based on a tenant’s missed rent payment. This new court rule will apply until 90 days after the Governor lifts the state of emergency related to the COVID‐19 pandemic,...