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Full Disclosure

Feb. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

In the latest round of options-backdating investigations, who represents the best interests of the company—general counsel, sp...


Politics: The New AG

Jan. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A preview of Jerry Brown's first 100 days as AG. By Peter Blumberg ...



What Counties Pay Their Lawyers

Jan. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A survey of staff lawyers' compensation in the twelve most populous counties in the state. By Donna Horowitz ...


Recent amendments to federal e-discovery rules require early discussions and even earlier preparation to manage electronically...



Crossing to Safety

Jan. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Twenty-one-year-old Ousmane Bathily came to this country from the Republic of Congo in 2002 after his father was murdered. He ...


The Environment: Green Rush

Jan. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

Cashing in on the greenhouse effect. By Traci Hukill ...



Under Scrutiny

Jan. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

A critical government report raises doubts about the future of a federally funded program that provides representation to farm...


Driven by the Clock

Jan. 2, 2007
By Megan Kinneyn

There's no shortage of dissatisfaction with the billable hour. But will lawyers or their clients ever find a way to let it go?...



Witness to an Execution

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

What is it like to watch a man you sent to prison be put to death? Twenty-five years after young prosecutor James Ardaiz secur...


MrSmarty Sez

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

A pop-up shade blocks daylight glare from your digital camera's view screen. By Sandra Rosenzweig ...



Litigation: Held in Contempt, No Appeal

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

One lawyer's experience with debtor's prison. By Robert Selna ...


Land Use Update

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

A roundtable with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis; Nossaman Guthner & Elliot; and Wendel Rosen Black & ...



Ethics and Corporate Conflicts

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

Gaps in case law and ethics rules force lawyers to navigate uncharted waters when representing corporate clients with potentia...


A federal case presents competing—and possibly irreconcilable—arguments under the First Amendment. By Bill Blum ...



Milestones: Ten Years After Prop. 209

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

The ten-year anniversary of the proposition to ban race- and gender-based preferences in public contracting, employment, and e...


Hire at Your Own Risk

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

Illegal immigration may be one of the hottest issues around. But what happens when a lawyer starts going after the companies t...



Compromised Immunity

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

The doctrine of sovereign immunity isn't what it used to be for Indian tribes. By Peter Byrne ...


The Internet: When the Accused Go Virtual

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

Defense attorneys discover the Internet. By Ben Topkins ...



Small Is Beautiful

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

What makes small firms successful? Attorneys throughout the state discuss their practices and the challenges faced by firms wi...


Books

Nov. 2, 2006
By Megan Kinneyn

Reviews of George W. Bush versus The U.S. Constitution and Anonymous Lawyer. By Stephen F. Rohde and Nina Schuy...



Judicial Resistance

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

A debate over whether to make continuing education mandatory for judges reaches a boiling point. By Susan E. Davis ...


Wither the Yellow Pages?

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

Advertising in the age of the Internet. By Kevin Livingston ...



The Pellicano Effect

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

When the country's most famous private investigator was charged with illegal wiretapping in February, it gave the Hollywood el...


How to Survive Business Travel

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

Ever wonder how to survive the terrible flights, lumpy beds, and exhaustion that seem to accompany business travel? Some of Ca...



The Long Commute

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

Commuting between Sausalito and Kathmandu. By Laura McClure ...


Focusing on Price-Fixing

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

The documentary that was born of a legal settlement. By Chuleenan Svetvilas ...



Specializing for Speed

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

A growing number of IP firms are turning to the International Trade Commission to stop patent-infringing imports. By Steve Sei...


To Defend and Protect

Oct. 2, 2006
By Jeanne Deprincen

California's newest federal public defenders. By Malaika Costello-Dougherty ...



The recent history of the state Supreme Court presents a play in three acts: the Bird Court pushes the law to the left, the Lu...


The Big Picture: The Good Old Daze

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A lawyer in a megafirm finds that legal practice in the 21st century isn't as bad as many people think. In fact, it's pretty g...