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Is disparate treatment based on race a real or imagined construct facing attorneys of color? And how should an attorney respon...


The U.S. government has until Thursday to reunite the separated families.



Lawyers, clients, judges and juries all must pay taxes. And with both federal and California tax changes today, tax worries ar...


In the first case to go to trial against Monsanto Co. alleging that exposure to the Roundup herbicide causes cancer, a doctor ...



Remote prescribing is a viable telemedicine tool to combat the opioid epidemic but faces legal barriers in federal and state l...


Panelists including a federal public defender and criminal law professor agreed at a Loyola Law School event that the benefits...



The regulated cannabis industry entered into an important new phase this month, presenting a new round of challenges and costs...


Michael P. Judge, 1944-2018

Jul. 23, 2018
By Blaise Scemama

The former LA County public defender was remembered for bringing about diversity among his staff and pioneering restorative ju...



Assembly Bill 2770 expands existing law concerning privileged communications to include communications by former employers dea...


A Federal Circuit panel ruled Friday that tribal sovereign immunity does not apply in inter partes review of patents, quashing...



Pearson, Simon and Warshaw LLP opened a new office Monday in Minneapolis, adding Melissa S. Weiner as partner.


‘Beyond Stellar’

Jul. 23, 2018

Clients represented by Santa Monica boutique Dovel & Luner LLP are frequently impressed.



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...



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 ...