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Incumbent Gets Only Qualified Rating From Bar

Feb. 25, 2000
By Tessa Jarrett

Of the seven candidates seeking judicial office in San Bernardino County, only incumbent Judge Craig Kamansky earned a "quali...


Garcetti Names Head Deputies

Feb. 25, 2000
By Michael Harris

Garcetti Names Head Deputies Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti has announced four new head deputy promotions. ...



Accord OKs Escrow Earning Credits

Feb. 25, 2000
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SANTA ANA - An Orange County judge has signed a settlement agreement between the Escrow Institute of California and the state ...


By Pete Knight Prop. 22 is a pre-emptive measure designed only to protect California's legal definition of marriage against th...



Long Arm

Feb. 25, 2000
By Columnist

Employment Law: Some companies will provide computers to all their workers at home, blurring the line between work and home. P...


Sentence: Death Eight Times Over

Feb. 25, 2000
By Michael Harris

Sentence: Death, Eight Times Over A judge Wednesday imposed eight death sentences on a reputed gang member who murdered eight ...



FORUM Prop. 22, the Knight Initiative, is a socially divisive hate initiative. ...


Early Warning

Feb. 25, 2000
By Columnist

DICTA I was sitting quietly in my high-rise office when all of a sudden - flashing strobes, screaming sirens and every single ...



Two More Pelican Bay Prison Guards Indicted

Feb. 25, 2000
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Expanding the charges of civil rights violations against guards at troubled Pelican Bay state prison, two guar...


Masterson Will Leave Bench This Summer

Feb. 25, 2000
By Jean Guccione

LOS ANGELES - Justice William A. Masterson of the 2nd District Court of Appeal said Wednesday he will retire this summer, endi...



Memorial Planned for Attorney Stuart Herman

Feb. 25, 2000
By Liz Valsamis

A memorial service will be held March 6 for Stuart P. Herman, a Los Angeles attorney and JAMS mediator. Herman died of cancer...


Time Speeches to Audiences Attention Span

Feb. 25, 2000
By Columnist

DICTA Adjusting to listeners' attention span increases your ability to achieve a favorable determination for your client. ...



LAPD Division May Be Divided

Feb. 25, 2000
By Lauren Bartlett.

LAPD Division May Be Divided The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion Wednesday asking the Board of Police C...


Fenning Resigns, Joins JAMS

Feb. 25, 2000
By Martin Bergn

A veteran bankruptcy judge is resigning the post she has held for 15 years to become a mediator with the Judicial Arbitration...



Marcia Skolnik, Court Spokesperson, Dies

Feb. 25, 2000
By Denise Levin

The voice of the former Los Angeles Municipal Court was silenced Tuesday with the death of Public Information Officer Marcia ...


Niles Is Reassigned to Civil Court

Feb. 25, 2000
By Anne La Jeunesse

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alban I. Niles has been reassigned from family court to civil court in the wake of allegation...



Murphy Hit With $2,250 Sanction

Feb. 25, 2000
By Anne La Jeunesse

An Orange County Superior Court judge has issued $2,250 in discovery sanctions against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patri...


Disclosure Doubts

Feb. 24, 2000
By Columnist

Deciding how much to disclose to the other party in a mediation can be tricky. Page 7. ...



Doctors Addresses May Be Posted on Web Site

Feb. 24, 2000
By David Kravets

SAN FRANCISCO - California physicians lost a long legal fight Tuesday as an appeal court said the California Medical Board may...


YOUTH

Feb. 24, 2000
By Columnist

Voters should vote yes on Proposition 21. The measure sends a clear message to gang members and other potential serious offend...



Commissioner Elected Chair

Feb. 24, 2000
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

Commissioner Elected Chair SANTA ANA - Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Sheila Fell has been elected chair of the Ora...


Memorial Is Planned for Attorney William Tucker

Feb. 24, 2000
By Katherine Gaidos

A memorial mass at Loyola University School of Law is planned for William G. Tucker, a veteran trial lawyer best known for hi...



Defendants Can Review Grand Jury Records

Feb. 24, 2000
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Santa Clara County prosecutors must disclose full transcripts of grand jury proceedings, including their legal inst...


Audio and video forensics expert Norman I. Perle, who analyzed taped evidence and testified in a number of high-profile crimi...



Internal Affairs

Feb. 24, 2000
By Lauren Bartlett.

The Los Angeles City Council stopped short Tuesday of endorsing a plan for a new independent commission to review the Rampart ...


WASHINGTON - Dealing a multimillion-dollar blow to California, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a ...



High-Court Debut at 29

Feb. 24, 2000
By David Pike

WASHINGTON - Thomas C. Goldstein is living the dream of many lawyers. He argued two cases before the Supreme Court last year a...


YOUTH

Feb. 23, 2000
By Columnist

Proposition 21 is unnecessary and ineffective and will only make matters worse for California's youth and for California. This...



Six IP Attorneys Leave Lyon & Lyon

Feb. 23, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

Brobeck Phleger SIX IP ATTORNEYS LEAVE LYON & LYON Six intellectual property attorneys from the San Diego office of Lyon ...


Campaign Reformers Still Battling On

Feb. 23, 2000
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - Defenders of a 1996 campaign finance reform initiative will continue to face tough going, despite a recent U.S. S...