Humboldt Provides Help for Priority Cultivation Licenses

Humboldt County recognized that Business and Profession Code Section 19321(c) provided that persons in operation and good standing with their local regulations were to be given priority by the State in getting licenses to cultivate, process, distribute, transport, and sell cannabis.  Until this month, there was no way for a Humboldt County resident to prove that they were in good … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP supports Legal Services of Northern California

Janssen Malloy LLP continues in its tradition of commitment to Legal Services of Northern California (“LSNC”).  Partner Mike Morrison served on the LSNC Board of Directors for 7 years. He was an active member until his term expired. Recently, the California State Bar appointed Janssen Malloy LLP partner Amelia Burroughs to continue in Mike’s place as the representative on the LSNC … Read More

California’s Fair Pay Act

In October 2015, California’s Governor Brown signed into law equal pay protections for California employees.  The legislation authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to strengthen the older California Equal Pay Act and to rectify gender wage inequality.  The Fair Pay Act protects employees who discuss their pay or seek to enforce their rights from discrimination or retaliation by employers.  Employees now … Read More

Transfer on Death Deeds

The California Legislature recently passed legislation that allows for revocable transfer on death deeds. These deeds may significantly simplify estate planning for a large number of people. A revocable transfer on death deed seems to be well-suited for those persons with estates that primarily consist of a single family residence and retirement plans. Prior to the passing of this legislation, existing … Read More

Proposed Local Zoning Regulations Regarding Medical Marijuana: What’s Being Proposed?

Changes are coming to local regulation of the medical marijuana industry. Both the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and the Arcata City Council are both considering ordinances governing the cultivation, manufacturing, and retail distribution of medical marijuana here on the North Coast. In response to the enactment of SB 643, AB 266, and AB 243, Humboldt County released a draft … Read More

California Rolls out Traffic and Infraction Ticket Amnesty Program

Certain Californians who have unpaid traffic or non-traffic infraction tickets may be eligible to participate in a new, one-time amnesty program to significantly reduce the amount of fees owed. Signed into law in June by Governor Brown, the amnesty program began on October 1 and will continue through March of 2017. This program was created to assist individuals who have … Read More

David Nims Joins Janssen Malloy LLP

Janssen Malloy LLP is thrilled to announce the arrival of our colleague David Nims.  David joins the firm as an Associate Attorney.  He’ll handle criminal defense for our clients, as well as various civil matters.  David served as an intern at both the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the Office of  the San Francisco Public Defender.  In 2011, David … Read More

Janssen Malloy LLP Partners in the Community

The partners at Janssen Malloy LLP are actively involved in the Humboldt community in which they live and practice law.  Janssen Malloy LLP partner Michael Crowley is a captain and firefighter with the Kneeland Volunteer Fire Department (“Department”), responding to structure, vehicle and wildland fires, as well as providing emergency medical response for people in the Kneeland Fire Protection District.  … Read More

Governor Signs Marijuana Regulation Bills

On October 9, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to regulate the medical marijuana industry in California: AB 266 establishes the state medical marijuana bureau and gives it sole authority to issue, suspend or revoke licenses for the transportation, distribution and sale of the drug. AB 243 requires marijuana farmers to obtain licenses through the state Department … Read More

What to Do if Law Enforcement Has Contacted Your Child

Criminal investigations can be a harrowing and intimidating experience for adults suspected of having committed a crime, so it comes as no surprise that being the focus of a juvenile delinquency investigation can be scary to a minor and overwhelming to parents. Any minor brought before a court on a juvenile delinquency petition is entitled to a court-appointed attorney. However, … Read More