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Craig Smith's Blog

Thoughts on Current Issues in the Law and (Occasionally) the Media

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Career Highlights

Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Barbara/Ventura Colleges of Law, 1984 to Present

Program Director, Paralegal Studies, UCSB Extension, 2004 to Present

Deputy County Counsel, Santa Barbara County 1999-2003

Private Practice of Law, Hatch & Parent 1996-1999

Superior Court Commissioner (Juvenile Court Judge) Santa Barbara Superior Court 1992-1996

Judicial Research Attorney, Santa Barbara Superior Court 1983-1992

Deputy District Attorney, County of Santa Barbara, 1976-1983


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, 1976 (J.D.)

UCLA, 1973 (BA)

Admitted to Practice

United States Supreme Court (1985)

U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1977)

California Supreme Court (1976)

Published Appellate Cases Where I Was Counsel of Record

Hughes Aircraft Co. v. County of Orange, 96 Cal.App.4th 540, 117 Cal.Rptr.2d 601

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. County of Santa Barbara, 92 Cal.App.4th 1347, 112 Cal.Rptr.2d 751

Board of Retirement v. Santa Barbara County Grand Jury, 58 Cal.App.4th 1185, 68 Cal.Rptr.2d 607

People v. Rogers, 21 Cal.3d 542, 579 P.2d 1048, 146 Cal.Rptr. 732

People v. Norton, 80 Cal.App.3d Supp. 14, 146 Cal.Rptr. 343

People v. Jordan, 75 Cal.App.3d Supp. 1, 142 Cal.Rptr. 401

People v. Pina, 72 Cal.App.3d Supp. 35, 140 Cal.Rptr. 270

In re Kirk G., 67 Cal.App.3d 538, 136 Cal.Rptr. 706


California Contract Law


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