|CA||Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)||1974||03/31/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|John D. Fackler Prize in Debate||The College of Wooster||1969|
|High School Teacher||Willow Glen HS San Jose Unified School District||2004 - 2007|
|Visiting Professor||Kyonggi University, Seoul Republic of Korea||1998 - 1998|
|Adjunct Professor||Chapman University||1997 - 1998|
|Adjunct Professor||Western State University College of Law||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of CA Trusts and Estates Section||N/A||N/A|
|American Comparative Literature Ass'n||Paper on Henry James delivered at Yale University||2000|
|Conference Proceedings||Paper on William Faulkner delivered at the Internat'l Conference of Feminist Literature, Global Outlook on Gender Issues in Bangkok, Thailand||1999|
|Conference Proceedings||Paper on Henry David Thoreau delivered at the International Conference of International Perspectives on English Studies, American Studies and Cultural Studies in Asia in the Pacific Era||1998|
|Chapman University||English LIterature||MA - Masters with Honors||1996|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD||1972|
|Coll of Wooster||Speech-English||BA Summa Cum Laude||1969|
|Y2000 Global Conference on Buddhism in the Face of the Third Millennium||Flying Clouds: Buddhism in America||2000|
|National Radio Corp of Singapore||Legal Ethics and Conflice Resolution||2000|
|CA Legal Secretaries Ass'n Annual Meeting||Legal Ethics, Law and Literature||2000|
|State Bar of California Annual Meeting||Legal Ethics, Law and Literature||1997|
|Chapman University Commencement||Acceptance of Honorary Doctorate for Daw Aung San Sui Kyi of Burma||1997|
Posted by Steven
I interviewed several Estate Attorneys over the phone and felt most comfortable with B.J. for a variety of reasons, including; fees, demeanor, personality, reviews and gut instinct. If you're like me, the thought of dealing with any attorney is akin to buying a used car, you just hope for the best with minimum time expended. B.J. was a pleasant surprise, here's why; She will gladly come to your home:o, she was always on time, she communicated frequently and I never needed to call and bug her, she does a lot of heavy lifting on charities, like getting you in touch with ones that suit your gift goals, provides contact names, did initial research, even provided literature from some, her fee is comprehensive and includes accompanying you to your financial institutions to change ownership or POD to your new trust if necessary, she makes no excuses and in fact made a small error and covered the cost herself, she DOES NOT nickel and dime you, her inclusive fee included every document I needed down to instruction for my pets. At the end of our collaboration, I felt like I had made a new, trustworthy friend that would be there should I require her professional expertise at some time in the future. The bottom line, I would recommend B.J. without reservation. P. S. I gave B.J. a 4 out of 5 on knowledge only because I was not in a position to evaluate her complete subject matter skills for this attribute.
Posted by Bill
Excellent Attorney! I was the real estate agent for client's of Bettyjane (we called her 'BJ') and represented BJ's clients in the sale of a home belonging to the trust. The trustees were two young women (daughters of deceased parents) who were out of town and inexperienced in selling homes and dealing with trusts...and were constantly being threatened by a sibling beneficiary (isn't there always one of those?). BJ was ALWAYS there to help guide them and helped them feel comfortable with the decisions being made. For me, BJ was always available and the few times I wasn't able to contact her, I quickly received a call back. Her demeanor was always professional, and confident and appeared to be very knowledgeable about trusts and estates. I very much would recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous
My wife and I had a very difficlut case which involved a guardianship, termination of parental rights and finally the adoption. We also required no state or county agency involvement during our termination of parental rights. This case was incredibly convoluted spanning many counties and law enforcement agencies. BJ was responsive, determined and focused on our goal. BJ achieved all of our requests achieving more than desired results. Affordable, reliant, responsive with a dogmatic work ethic-SIMPLY THE BEST.
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