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New Partners Named at Carmel & Naccasha

Growing local law firm names two new partners

San Luis Obispo, CA (February 26, 2014) – Carmel & Naccasha LLP is pleased to announce that Shauna N. Cunningham has joined the firm as a partner and Heather K. Whitham has been promoted to partner at the firm.

“Shauna and Heather strengthen a diverse group of attorneys that exemplify team work and through focus, responsiveness and efficiency meet the needs of our clients,” said Ziyad Naccasha, managing partner at the firm.

Heather has distinguished herself as an outstanding

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Utilizing the Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act (the “PRA”) exists to ensure citizens have access to public records. In enacting the PRA, the legislature declared that “access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.”

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A Renewed Push for Cameras In The Courtroom

Media coverage of court proceedings has been a controversial subject for years because it presents potential conflicts between the public’s right to be fully informed of public proceedings and the parties’ right to a fair trial.  With the advent of media outlets like Court TV, the controversy over cameras and other recording devices in courtrooms has taken on an even higher profile. 

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