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  • In Memoriam
    Burke, Williams and Sorensen, LLP is saddened to share that former equity partner and of counsel, Rufus C. Young, Jr., passed away at his home in Carlsbad recently.  “Rufe” served with distinction in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 – 1987 and practiced law with Burke for 25 years before he retired in 2014.  He will be fondly remembered for his keen mind, excellence, wit and humor, as an ardent environmentalist, and a consummate editor.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to:  The Semper Fi Fund at https://semperfifund.org/; 825 College Blvd, Ste. 102; PMB 609; Oceanside, CA 92057.
  • July 2016 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update
    Using a Legal Beagle's Litigation History Against Him
    For Whom the Statute of Limitations Tolls
    Ninth Circuit Reinstates Consent Decree for Wiccan Prisoner
    Seeing is Believing: The Power of Video Evidence in Civil Litigation Read More
  • Social Media and the Workplace
    Social media has changed every aspect of our society, including the workplace.  Employers are struggling to keep up with all aspects of social media, including positive uses of social media for things like marketing and recruitment, to the negative issues presented by social media such as employee misconduct and invasions of privacy. The laws related to social media and the workplace continue to develop as lawmakers and courts attempt to keep up with the ever-changing face of social media.  This article highlights some of the current issues facing employers. Read More
  • Burke Included in "BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2016"
    The BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2016 report is out. Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP is one of only 55 law firms recommended by top legal decision makers to their peers for its client service for 2 years in a row. Read More
  • Court of Appeal Issues Important Clarification of Summer Unemployment Benefits for School Employees
    The California Court of Appeal has issued a significant ruling on the rights of school district employees to obtain unemployment benefits during the summer, ruling that substitute teachers and classified employees who receive "reasonable assurance" of returning during the succeeding academic year were not eligible for unemployment benefits for the summer, even if they were unable to obtain employment during the summer school session. Read More