On average, more than 25,000 civil cases are filed each year in the four federal Districts in California. These cases often include disputes in which at least one party's counsel is not located here, and in which it is imperative that a party find "local counsel" who can help it and its out-of-state attorneys navigate their way through an unfamiliar court system.
The litigators at Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP know the courts in California well, are familiar with the judges and with often arcane local (and "local-local") rules, and have a great deal of experience providing assistance as local counsel. Sometimes, we simply help with filing and serving papers and making sure deadlines are met and rules are followed; on many other occasions, we work with lead counsel in a highly collaborative role, assisting with writing briefs, taking and defending depositions in California, and appearing at trial. Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP has the experience, the knowledge, and the attention to detail that are essential when serving as local counsel. No matter what your specific local counsel needs may be, we can help.
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