December 2014

Channel 3 Interviews Janssen Malloy Partner

News Channel 3 asked Janssen Malloy LLP Partner Patrik Griego to discuss POBRA, known commonly as the peace officer’s bill of rights, and to explain what rights police officers have when dealing with the press and being questioned after an officer involved shooting. Janssen Malloy LLP has represented dozens of peace officers in officer involved shootings in Humboldt County, Del Norte County, and on tribal land for the past fifteen years.


Florida Fisherman at the US Supreme Court

Last month, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument in Yates v. United States, a case involving a commercial fisherman and the destruction of evidence. In 2007, John Yates, a commercial fisherman in Florida, was stopped by state officials who determined that seventy two red grouper were undersized. The official cited Mr. Yates and ordered him to preserve the evidence- the undersized grouper - and return to shore. On the return trip however, Mr.


Tis the Revocable Trust Season

The holiday season is upon us! It is finally looking like winter should look in Humboldt County, with major winter storms forecasted for the rest of the week. It's a time for hunkering down with friends and family, for eating great food, spreading good cheer, and exchanging gifts.

One of the best gifts you can give both yourself and your family is a revocable trust. A revocable trust gives you peace of mind and has a number of advantages over more traditional estate plans, such as a will, including:


Remember What Ails You

As Humboldt County employers conduct their annual employee handbook reviews, be sure to remember that California now requires all employers to provide three days (24 hours) of paid sick leave. Effective July 1, 2015, the new sick leave law applies to all employees—exempt and non-exempt—who work at least 30 days per calendar year in California. (Some exceptions apply for those providing in-home support services and those represented under certain collective bargaining agreements.) Additionally, all employers must inform employees about the new sick leave laws.