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Pay to Stay, If You Can

Sep. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Nonviolent offenders with spare cash can report to the office each day—or use a computer in their cell—at popular pay-to-stay ...


Diversifying the Bench

Sep. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Sharon Majors-Lewis seeks to make the California bench more diverse. By Michelle Caldwell ...



Defender to the Stars

Sep. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Defense lawyer Debra Opri reaches for the stars. By Claudia Rosenbaum ...


Counting Carbons

Sep. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Michael Wara, a geochemist and attorney, demystifies the carbon-trading systems emerging in the state. By Nina Schuyler ...



Patrolling Cyberspace

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

With billions of Web pages to monitor, law enforcement agencies are looking to cyber-citizens to help catch e-criminals. By Su...


Mothers In Law

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

With women now constituting about half of all law school graduates, maternity issues are among the most immediate of Gen X and...



The California 50

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Our annual survey of the state's largest law firms compares the numbers—on size, equity and nonequity partners, diversity, and...


Second Nature

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Attorneys are going online to use Second Life for meetings and communications, turning this online virtual world into somethin...



DIY Research Speeds Patents

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A speedy new patent process is useful for those in a hurry—if they have time to do the research. By Steve Seidenberg ...


The Court's Full Plate

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

When it reconvenes next month, the California Supreme Court will be faced with deciding a number of blockbuster cases, from ga...



Pet Plaintiffs

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A recent pet-food scandal may help to reshape pet-death litigation awards. By Susan E. Davis ...


Legal Ease

Aug. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Our resident writing guru takes a crack at simplifying a 228-word statute. (He gets it down to 116.) By Howard Posner ...



Can't we all get along?

Jul. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

In contract negotiations, Los Angeles prosecutors would rather go it alone than join their interests with those of public defe...


Miss Manners, Esquire

Jul. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

The Board of Governors weighs a new civility code intended to make counsel mind its manners. By Peter Blumberg ...



The Mayor's Advocate

Jul. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Shortly after his election in 2005, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed a fellow Angeleno, Thomas Saenz, to the n...


Hot Practices

Jul. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

We take a look at some of California's busiest practices this year and areas of the law where the Golden State is at the foref...



Prison Town

Jul. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A new documentary examines the impact prisons have on the towns that welcome them. By Chuleenan Svetvilas ...


Silicosis Slowdown

Jul. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

An adverse Texas court ruling has put a drag on plaintiffs suits in California that allege health damage from silica dust. By ...



Gathering Steam

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Despite the defeat of Proposition 90, property-rights advocates remain intent on limiting eminent domain powers in California....


An Age-Old Problem

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Meeting the legal needs of Holocaust survivors. By Lorelei Laird ...



A Quick Fix for Sentencing

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

The Legistlature takes fast action after the U.S. Supreme Court holds that California's determinate-sentencing process is unco...


Ask Rosie

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Twice a year our resident tech guru answers questions from readers. Here's her latest wisdom. By Sandra Rosenzweig ...



The Bounty Doubles

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Qui tam actions just got more attractive. By Chuleenan Svetvilas ...


When Opportunity Knock$

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

In the wake of Enron and other corporate scandals, defense firms have become more aggressive about trying to entice federal pr...



No More Gene Patents?

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A bill in Congress that would ban the patenting of genetic material is fueling a debate over whether such patents hinder medic...


Showdown at Tejon Ranch

Jun. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Throughout its 18-year history, the Center for Biological Diversity has won dozens of lawsuits against big developers by invok...



Titles for Change

May. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

The rise of the diversity manager By Chuleenan Svetvilas ...


Going Hollywood

May. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Responding to Gingrich-era cutbacks in public funding, legal-services providers in Los Angeles decided to throw a party to rai...



Left in Limbo

May. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

How bureaucratic delay is making life more difficult for immigrant victims of domestic violence. By Itir Yakar ...


The Big Squeeze

May. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Can Governor Schwarzenegger solve a severe prison overcrowding problem now that a judge has ruled he can't transfer inmates ou...