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The politicization of the judicial appointment process was on full display last week, as Republicans coped publicly with the l...


The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the Trump administration’s new rule banning asylum reque...



A closely-watched civil trial pitting sober living homes against the city of Costa Mesa in a battle over government regulation...


California’s most prominent members of Congress want answers about the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to close its Envi...



Spertus Landes hires 7, opens downtown LA office

Nov. 12, 2018
By Matthew Sanderson

The two offices for the trial firm are technologically synchronized to work together as one firm, topping out at 20 attorneys ...


Buchalter opens its 8th office in San Diego

Nov. 12, 2018
By Matthew Sanderson

The practice groups out of the office will be labor and employment, trade secrets and employee mobility, health care, intellec...



Complementary Talents

Nov. 12, 2018
By Matthew Sanderson

Health care boutique Carlson & Jayakumar’s founders capitalized on synergistic specialties.


Riverside Roots

Nov. 12, 2018
By Arin Mikailian

Tree law specialist and now Judge Randall Stamen is a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire.



Julie S. Mebane provided long term pro bono work with several San Diego nonprofits and the greater Southern California region,...


In a letter, 33 general counsel and the Association of Corporate Counsel expressed support for proposed changes to bar rules.



TV host to use anti-SLAPP in defamation suit

Nov. 12, 2018
By Steven Crighton

The popular Twitter adage "retweets are not endorsements" could soon be federal law if a judge finds merit in MSNBC host Joy A...


Liability considerations for when someone breaks into your computer and sends your money overseas.



Employers should carefully review their procedures for providing lactation accommodation in accord with the requirements of AB...


A nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from rescinding an Obama-era program protecting certain immigrants w...



Sessions' departure might impact immigration cases

Nov. 9, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

The number of immigration cases personally decided by the U.S. attorney general could drop sharply after the former holder of ...


Former San Diego City Attorney John W. Witt, perhaps best known for keeping the Padres in town, died Nov. 4. He was 86.



High-ranking representatives of the legal community went public this week with their disapproval of rule changes regarding the...


The longest-running vacancy in state Supreme Court history has now passed 14 months. But now Gov. Jerry Brown really does face...



On the same day Californians passed Proposition 11, requiring ambulance staff to remain on duty during meal breaks, an armored...


All-Star

Nov. 9, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

Years of soccer taught Natalie Lagunas discipline, time management and preparation skills that helped her excel as a civil lit...



City of LA, power utility sued over 2017 fire

Nov. 9, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

The city of Los Angeles and its power utility knew about poorly maintained power lines that allegedly caused the burning of 15...


The California Supreme Court is set to answer an open question in anti-SLAPP jurisprudence: What's an 'issue of public interes...


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The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said the case on UCLA School of Law pr...


LACBA hosts court symposium

Nov. 9, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

Outgoing Los Angeles County Superior Court Presiding Judge Daniel Buckley introduced a panel of judges and attorneys Thursday ...



The Competitive Enterprise Institute claims UCLA has failed to produce requested public records for nearly a year.


Can California employers encourage employees to quit smoking or penalize them if they don’t?



In my latest issue of “Popular Woodworking” (don’t’ ask — we all have our little hobbies) there was a fascinating article on t...


On Oct. 17, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion ...



Fee disputes with clients are never pleasant, but they are especially painful when such disputes result in litigation. Not onl...


Leonard S. Levy uses pre-mediation conferences to understand all sides of a dispute.