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THE MAGAZINE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

DECEMBER 2015 / $4

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For-Profit Schools page 23

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Evaluating Obergefell page 28

Summaries of Evidence page 12

Robocall Compliance page 15

Legal Services Funding page 36

Revising Confidentiality Los Angeles lawyer Cynthia Pasternak examines the competing public policy goals that may affect mediation confidentiality page 18

F E AT U R E S 18 Revising Confidentiality BY CYNTHIA PASTERNAK

Amis v. Greenberg Traurig highlights the conflict between maintaining mediation confidentiality and preventing attorney malpractice

23 Trouble at School BY BRENDA K. RADMACHER AND JOEL C. GERSON

To avoid liability, career colleges should ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and provide students with accurate job placement statistics Plus: Earn MCLE credit. MCLE Test No. 252 appears on page 25.

28 The Three Voices of Obergefell BY TOBIAS BARRINGTON WOLFF

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court significantly expanded the controversial doctrine of substantive due process

Los Angeles Lawyer the magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association December 2015 Volume 38, No. 9 COVER PHOTOGRAPH: TOM KELLER

D E PA RT M E N T S 8 On Direct Jennifer C. Pizer INTERVIEW BY DEBORAH KELLY

15 Practice Tips New FCC rules affect companies that use automated dialing systems BY TANYA L. FORSHEIT AND DANIEL M. GOLDBERG

10 Barristers Tips Optimizing the initial arbitration management conference BY RADHA KULKARNI

36 Closing Argument It's time for a blockbuster in legal services funding BY DAVID PASTERNAK

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