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Lawyer or Lover?

Jun. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Unless you found your soul mate in law school, you've probably had a hard time hooking up in the real world. Here's a quiz to ...


The EBay Effect

May. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Corporate law departments are now using reverse auctions, an ancient method of valuing commodities, to price fixed-rate lega...



Letter From East Palo Alto

May. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Cultures collide at an East Palo Alto office complex as some of Silicon Valley's premier law firms move into a former redevelo...


[Legislation Watch] Bound for the ballot?

May. 2, 2006
By Jeanie Liun

Initiative ideas line up for a place on the November ballot ...



Animal Instincts

May. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

Legal writing is littered with animal metaphors. Have we flown the coop, or is there an elephant in the room? by Jeff Bleich ...


As Ronald M. George celebrates his tenth year as chief justice of the California Supreme Court, observers marvel at his politi...



To Have & To Hold

May. 2, 2006
By Annie Gausn

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles--considered the world's richest art institution--has been rocked by charges that it ac...


Putting a human face on civil liberties ...



The Hours

Apr. 2, 2006
By Jeanie Liun

Pricing legal services by time increments may seem to be part of the natural order, but it isn't. An Orange County practitione...


The Great Property Rights Revival

Feb. 2, 2006
By Martin Lasden

When the U.S. Supreme Court backed a local authority's right to take people's homes, it not only triggered a massive backlash ...



On Being Famous

Sep. 2, 2005
By Martin Lasden

Four of America's most famous lawyers talk about living and working in the limelight. ...


Rock & Rolled

Jan. 2, 2004
By Sherri Salzman

Illegal file sharing finally provoked the record labels to sue their own customers--and, reluctantly, to change the way they d...



Case of a Lifetime

May. 2, 2002
By Sherri Salzman

How the state Public Utilities Commission hired a top litigator as general counsel just weeks before it met PG&E in bankru...


Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro, which is known for its strong hospitality practice, will host its 11th annual hotel conf...



Just Another Acquisition for Camahort

Apr. 18, 2000
By Melissa Onstad

It's another day, another billion-dollar deal for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Steve Camahort. And today's de...


Rose Bird: The Last Interview

Feb. 2, 2000
By Sherri Salzman

The late Chief Justice Rose Bird avoided reporters after being pushed off the state Supreme Court in 1986. But right before sh...