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U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, 94, will transition from active status in early November.


The Trump-McConnell judicial confirmation marathon, until Thursday nearly unstoppable in its efforts to reshape the nation’s c...



The San Francisco court needs to change its practice of disallowing no-contest pleas. It’s the fair, humane and just way to al...


The judge also lifted his order that a journalist could not report proceedings he had already witnessed.



While it has long been the rule that a California employer must pay all final wages upon an employee’s termination, it has bec...


An Orange County Superior Court jury has convicted an attorney of sexually assaulting a client.



Out-of-state and foreign attorneys will soon be able to represent clients in international arbitrations in California under a ...


A bill forbidding employers from using prior salary as a benchmark for deciding compensation or justifying for pay disparities...



A high-level immigration judge wrote a memo to immigration court staff around the country instructing them to accept incomplet...


Sacramento law firm sued by bank

Jul. 20, 2018
By Malcolm Maclachlan

A Sacramento law firm has been sued for alleged breach of contract and fraud by a bank that had been a major client.



Title IX case against US likely to continue

Jul. 20, 2018
By Joshua Sebold

A federal magistrate said Thursday she was leaning toward granting standing for the plaintiffs in a case in which organization...


The Intrepid Fossil Hunter

Jul. 20, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

Litigator Paul Lipman’s search for fossils has turned up a unique discovery named after him.



‘Balanced and In Control’

Jul. 20, 2018
By Joshua Sebold

Attorneys say Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte offers both parties a fair shake in court.


Artificial intelligence is being used in the legal profession in a number of ways, including helping lawyers to perform resear...



The current state bar rule of professional conduct dealing with dishonest lawyers imposes a duty of candor that is by its own ...


In Jameson v. Desta, the California Supreme Court has now told the superior sourts that they must provide official court repor...



While textbooks and practice guides are useful, there simply is no substitute for trial experience to learn the art of evaluat...


The second episode of the DJ on the J.D., the Daily Journal's legal education podcast, focuses on hybrid law degrees. Some law...


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Natasha J. Baker is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys’ CLE committee and is a frequent ...


The owner of a defective 2005 F-350 Ford pickup truck has been awarded $2.8 million after a Riverside County jury ruled agains...



Racing to Resolution

Jul. 20, 2018

If fair results can’t be reached in a day, neutral Bob Friedenberg brings up more options for parties.


The state Supreme Court removed the controversial initiative to split California into three states from the November ballot We...



Patricia Glaser said she helped Schnatter with several letters to the board of directors demanding an investigation into the c...


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has requested upwards of $529,000



ADR Services hires a new mediator

Jul. 19, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

Veteran Bay Area trial attorney Ralph Lombardi has joined ADR Services Inc. in Oakland as a neutral and mediator.


Judge certifies class in water rates lawsuit

Jul. 19, 2018
By Meghann Cuniff

A judge has granted class certification to residents of the Orange County city where a successful challenge to a tiered water ...



The Surfrider Foundation has filed a citizen complaint against the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission.


A Sacramento County judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to kick incumbent Attorney General Xavier Becerra off the fall ballo...



Two doorbell companies dueling in a patent infringement case are now engaged in a spat over whether lawyers from Orrick, Herri...


The proliferation of these fun, mobile vehicles presents several challenges from a legal standpoint.