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Mediation’s Confidentiality Controversy

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

California's broad assurances of confidentiality, while heralded as necessary for the integrity of mediation, also have some s...


The Culture: Legal Fictions

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

For the past 25 years Hollywood and the cognoscenti have either glorified or vilified the legal profession. How did lawyers be...



The State Bar: Raising the Bar

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Twenty-five years ago the State Bar championed judicial independence—and then endured political attacks, a debilitating lawsui...


The Magazine: Coming of Age

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

California Lawyer's lifetime spans a period of enormous change in legal practice and legal publishing. It was controver...



The Technology: From 9 to 5 to 24/7

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A quarter century ago a lawyer's desk had no computer, no keyboard, and no mouse. Today your virtual office includes a laptop,...


The Practice: A Long, Strange Trip

Sep. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

In a familiar career trajectory , a Loyola Law School graduate begins his professional life at a large firm and then finds hap...



Ganging Up on Wal-Mart

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Making Wal-Mart pay punitives. ...


Special Needs, Special Practice

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Fighting for the rigths of learning-disabled kids. ...



Rankings That Rankle

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

The odd business of ranking law schools. ...


MCLE Self-Study

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Breaches in data security can be expansive and embarrassing for you and your clients. Here's a look at the emerging laws on th...



Shut Out

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

You hear a lot these days about the erosion of personal privacy. But private investigators sing a different tune. ...


Employment Roundtable

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A roundtable with Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; Littl...



The Match Game

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

The dangers of internet dating. ...


Cleaning Up

Aug. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Litigation began in earnest in 1983 over Stringfellow, a Superfund site in Riverside County. The cleanup--and the litigation--...



Six years after hanging chads threw the presidential election to the Supreme Court, voting methods are still generating lawsui...


In the Name of Diversity

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Corporate clients demand more diversity among the law firms that represent them. So how come minority-owned law firms have to ...



Welcome to Marshall

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Why so many lawyers are heading to Marshall, Texas. ...


Mold Cases Dry Up

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A half-dozen years ago, mold litigation seemed like the next big thing in torts. But it doesn't seem like that anymore. ...



Crime Pays for Media Man

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

How one man is capitalizing on the country's high incarceration rates. ...


The California Supreme Court ends a decade with Chief Justice Ronald George at the helm in a comfortable stasis--with its libe...



Say Cheese

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A prosecutor ends up on Comedy Central. ...


A Different Approach to Homelessness

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Seventeen years ago San Diego established the first court to deal exclusively with homeless people. The idea has finally caugh...



Letter to a Young Lawyer

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A retired attorney offers sage advice to anyone just starting out in practice. by Donald M. Pach ...


Diversity in the Legal Profession

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

A look at the legalities and realities of campaigns for diversity in the legal profession. by Dale J. Giali ...



Who's Taking Care of the Kids?

Jul. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Backup child care becomes a popular benefit at law firms. ...


The Case for Deterrence

Jun. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Studying the deterrent effects of executions. ...



From Justice, with Baggage

Jun. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

As a lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department, Jay C. Bybee made a name for himself by writing an infamous memo on torture. Now, ...


Send Lawyers, Judges

Jun. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

In the rapidly growing Inland Empire, the legal system wrestles with a critical shortage of lawyers and judges. ...



A Summer to Remember

Jun. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Greenberg Traurig takes a cue from Donald Trump. ...


Fuming Over Pot Clubs

Jun. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Voters approved Prop. 215--the medical marihuana initiative--ten years ago amid great optimism by its backers. But the closure...