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Ted Fates and Heather Riley, attorneys in Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP’s San Diego office, have been elected as partners.

Ted Fates and Heather Riley, attorneys in Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP's San Diego office, have been elected as partners.

Erik Johnson has joined Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP's labor and employment team as an associate.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Carol Isackson will retire today after 14 years on the bench.

Chapin Fitzgerald Knaier LLP has changed its name to Fitzgerald Knaier LLP.

The San Diego chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators will hold its monthly membership meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at The Westgate Hotel.

The San Diego Defense Lawyers will present a seminar on "Preparing Your Case for an Appeal."


San Diego Superior Court Judge Carol Isackson will retire Wednesday after serving 14 years on the bench.

Chapin Fitzgerald Knaier LLP has changed its name to Fitzgerald Knaier LLP.

A decision issued Monday by the California Supreme Court will make it more difficult for employers who win employment lawsuits to recover their litigation costs.


A San Diego judge has ordered a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group to be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges.

Business and professional groups are holding a range of activities this week.

Taylor Bloom, a San Diego-based attorney, was recently elected co-chairwoman of the California Republican Lawyers Association.


Many in the legal community looked to start their own firms out of necessity during the tough economy. Today, things are looking up economically and for lawyers overall, with law firm salaries rising by more than inflation since 1995, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

Bankruptcy filings stop evictions. Under our Federal Bankruptcy laws, when a person files bankruptcy, all state court procedures, including unlawful detainers, must immediately stop. This is referred to as an "automatic stay." The automatic stay gives the Bankruptcy Court Trustee time to take control of the bankrupt estate's assets, which includes the lease or rental agreement. Eviction delay firms, sophisticated tenants and our legal system have allowed bankruptcy to cause major delays in the eviction process. Therefore, it is important to understand the process to minimize delays and maximize a landlord's collections.

The city of San Diego has decided to withdraw its appeal of a case involving about $194 million its former redevelopment agency owed the city.

The legal industry has been criticized for years for not offering the hands-on training to future attorneys that students pursuing careers in other professions, such as medicine, receive.

Looking at the most recent bar exam passage rates of the state's 21 ABA-approved law schools, the deans at two local schools express reasons to cheer. But at the same time, they're expressing some criticism, aimed not at the test-takers, but rather at the test administrators.

Despite the improving economy, San Diego’s legal landscape has changed. As a result, the job market for recent law school grads here remains tight, with many law firms downsizing and adapting a much more conservative approach to hiring.

Law Day, May 1, annually, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in this democracy and the importance of jury service to maintaining the integrity of the courts.

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