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Alan Hodes , a former partner at Limbach & Limbach in San Jose, has joined McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in Palo ...


Word Warrior

Feb. 8, 2000

With unflagging courage and relentless determination, David Mellinkoff led us into battle against unclear thinking and sloppy ...



Pittsburgh's Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has acquired Freshman, Marantz, Orlanski, Cooper & Klein , a 17-attorney, general...


Peers Remember Keefe as Fair, Caring Jurist

Feb. 8, 2000
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SANTA ANA - Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert H. Keefe, remembered by colleagues as a firm and fair jurist and a cari...



Land use attorney William R. Devine has joined the Costa Mesa office of San Francisco-based Pillsbury Madison & Sutro as ...


The largest labor law firm, Littler Mendelson , with 380 attorneys, has opened an office in Columbus, Ohio. James Ferber , fo...



Tomlinson Zisko Morosoli & Maser of Palo Alto has elevated four new partners: M. Scott Donahey, Jill E. Fishbein, James R...


Judge Refuses Conditional Examination

Feb. 8, 2000
By Michael Harris

In a tentative setback for Sara Jane Olson's defense, the trial judge said Friday he does not believe he has authority to appr...



An example of a county that provides minor's counsel is Los Angeles, which has the largest number of dependency cases in the n...


WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission's attempt in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to block BP Amoco's acquisition of...



For many California counties, particularly the smaller ones, money is the obstacle to providing attorneys for children in juve...


A Childs Voice

Feb. 8, 2000
By Cheryl Romo

If you're a child, there is probably nothing more frightening than being removed from your home and family - especially if it...



Pricey Posies

Feb. 5, 2000
By Columnist

FORUM Converting abandoned railroad lines into recreational trails must have seemed like a good idea at the time. ...


Garcetti Smacks Down Wannabes

Feb. 5, 2000
By Michael Harris

Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti, seeking a third term in office in next month's primary, has defeated challengers S...



Star Techie

Feb. 5, 2000
By Mark Blumberg

By Mark Blumberg - Intellectual property attorney Richard L. Stone landed one of the biggest cases of his career after partici...


Walter Gieselman, a retired sole practitioner and community leader has died after a brief illness. He was 91. The former Burba...



L.A. County, Cities $79.3M Richer

Feb. 5, 2000
By Lauren Bartlett.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky announced Thursday the county has received a check for $79.3 million as its firs...


Medical Miracle

Feb. 5, 2000
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - In the largest Medicare fraud settlement in the nursing home industry, Beverly Enterprises Inc., agreed Thurs...



Cage & Fish Rehearses a Frog Funeral

Feb. 5, 2000
By Columnist

Ally McBeal By Sherry Swieca Does anyone ever work around here? I'm talking about not just in the firm Cage & Fish, but al...


Pen Wedding Caps Surreal Plot Exploits

Feb. 5, 2000
By Columnist

DICTA Taking sweet, 9-year-old Darcie away from her paranoid mom was a legal no-brainer on this week's 'Judging Amy.' Judging ...



Jury to Decide Rancher, Border Agents Row

Feb. 5, 2000
By Claude Walbert

SAN DIEGO - Patting the nostrils of a life-size Fiberglas horse, defense attorney Mario G. Conte said he was reminded of the ...


Domain Disputes

Feb. 5, 2000
By Columnist

By Adrian M. Pruetz - The value of owning a domain name that mirrors a corporate name, trademark or service mark seems so obvi...



Scene Stealing

Feb. 5, 2000
By Mark Blumberg

By Mark Blumberg - From the plaintiff's perspective, the trademark infringement case told a classic tale of powerful big busin...


In the Garage

Feb. 5, 2000
By Columnist

Tort Law In the Garage Landlord Not Required to Provide Security Guards or Other Safety Measures ...



Lawyers Find Success in Hiring Coach

Feb. 5, 2000
By Ashby Jones

SEATTLE - Many lawyers would readily acknowledge that being a successful attorney often amounts to an ability to sail smoothl...


Complicated lawsuits filed in Los Angeles Superior Court will soon have a new home at Central Civil West, where six courtrooms...



Woman Found Guilty in Death Of Son-in-Law

Feb. 5, 2000
By Matthew Heller

RIVERSIDE - A jury has convicted a 70-year-old Orange County woman of hiring a one-armed hit man to murder her son-in-law, but...


SAN FRANCISCO - The huge associate raises at Northern California law firms have been making national news this week. And what'...



By Tamara Koehler Special to the Journal BAKERSFIELD - Kern County judges were the first in the state to say no to unification...


Harmful Homes

Feb. 5, 2000
By Columnist

Tease: Attorneys must be aware of the claims that may arise when an elder is abused or neglected in a nursing home. Harmful Ho...