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Business and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

Nicole Heffel, a 2013 graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, just won the 2015 California State Bar President's Pro Bono Award in the “Recently Admitted” category.


As a solo practitioner with a focus on personal injury law, Melissa Deleon realized early on that she could not match the funds more experienced lawyers in the sector pour into marketing their practices, such as billboard advertising.

Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz has launched Ryan-Cruz Law APC in San Diego.

Edison International expects a hearing to be held next year on its $7.57 billion damage claim against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. over the shutdown of a Southern California nuclear power plant.

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP, a global leader in venture capital and emerging companies law, reported Thursday that Jeffrey C. Thacker and Ross L. Burningham have joined the firm as partners in the corporate practice group.


Kennedy & Souza APC (K&S) is a full-service civil litigation law firm whose attorneys have decades of experience in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including construction, product liability, general civil litigation (contracts and torts), business transactions, business litigation, real estate, workers’ compensation, corporate counseling, professional liability, employment, family law matters, and estate planning (trusts, wills and estates). Thus, while K&S originated as an insurance defense firm, it has grown far beyond its origins, although it is proud to have maintained a strong commitment to insurance carriers and their insureds with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

We sat down with Membership Director Andrea Lopez-Velarde to talk about how Elite Lifestyle Management — San Diego’s premier members-only lifestyle management and concierge firm — offers unique packages catered to law firms whose focus is on providing impeccable service to the clients they represent.

This month, the Federal Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc of its decisions in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC. In In re Cuozzo, the Federal Circuit addressed issues arising in inter parties review (IPR) proceedings, which were established by the America Invents Act.

During the depths of our economic recession, at a time when the legal sector, like so many others, experienced turbulent upheaval, many questions were asked about the value of a legal education. While much of the legal community focused upon the lack of jobs available for law school graduates at many of the sector’s largest firms, often overlooked was the enormous number of students whose goals were not necessarily to become board room power brokers, but rather to affect real and positive change right in their own local communities.

In the business of banking, the most important component of any client relationship is the trust developed between the client and the banker. That’s especially true when it comes to serving the legal community.

On July 10, 2015, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel M. Pressman ordered UC San Diego to set aside its panel findings and sanctions made against an undergraduate student accused of sexual misconduct in a campus disciplinary hearing. Judge Pressman, ruling on a petition for writ of administrative mandate filed by the accused male student, held that the hearing had violated the accused student’s rights to due process and was unfair.

If you were the principal at an existing firm, how would you ensure top employees are in it for the long haul? While finding jobs for law school graduates may have been difficult in previous years, a recent New York Times article points to several studies indicating a possible uptick in law school enrollments and job placement after graduation, indicating that competition for legal talent may be on the increase.

The times are changing in the legal industry — in large part due to increasing competition in a fluctuating global economy, putting pressure on law firms to cut costs. As occupancy expenses hit all-time highs, law firms are faced with the need to reduce and rethink their utilization of space.

The meeting brought together businesses who provide citizenship services to their employees with the White House, the Department of Labor and the Department of Education to discuss the importance of equipping immigrants with the opportunities, skills and training they need to succeed.

Stephen MacKinnon, chief of humane law enforcement for the San Diego Humane Society, has joined the newly formed National Law Enforcement Council of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department recently named Mike Hart its 2015 Officer of the Year.

Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) announced Wednesday that Jeremy Hayden has been appointed as general counsel and vice president of business development.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law has signed a collaborative agreement with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy and the university’s Marco Biagi Foundation.

Trial attorney Gregory Lievers has been named the 2015 Attorney of the Year by the North County Bar Association.

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