Join The Daily Transcript as we recognize this year's up-and-coming legal stars with the seventh annual Young Attorneys honor. See the finalists here.

  • Emails, texts critical evidence in contract dispute

    If you're discussing business over the Internet, be careful. The next email you send could represent your new contract.

  • The Daily Transcript honors promising Young Attorneys in San Diego

    San Diego County law firms maintain a competitive edge by attracting top attorneys as well as grooming outstanding young talent. In this special publication, The Daily Transcript recognizes the San Diego legal community’s up-and-coming stars with the sixth annual Young Attorneys honor.

  • Challenging job market awaits law grads

    It's still a tight job market for recent law school graduates, but there are signs of better times ahead, according to local industry analysts.

  • Artist suing over Statue of Liberty stamp mix-up

    An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp could come back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The "forever" stamp design released in 2011 was not based on the statue in New York Harbor, as intended, but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Jury deliberates in ex-BP engineer's trial

    NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury on Monday started weighing whether a former BP engineer broke the law or harmlessly swiped his finger across a cellular phone when he deleted hundreds of text messages in the aftermath of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Sriracha maker says Calif. put hold on its sauces

    The Southern California-based maker of Sriracha has been told it can't ship any more of its popular hot sauce to food distributors until next month because the state Department of Public Health is enforcing stricter guidelines that require a 30-day hold on the product.

  • Educators debate relevance of bar exam

    Many legal educators say the bar exam is an out-dated method of determining who is prepared to become a competent lawyer.


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  • Brinker’s leftovers: Meal period class actions survive

    Employers hoped the California Supreme Court’s long-awaited ruling in Brinker v. Superior Court of San Diego would put an end to class actions alleging violation of California’s meal period laws. It did not.

  • For 90 years, California Western helps prepare new attorneys for success in early practice

    From its earliest days as an evening bar preparation program at San Diego High School in the 1920s, California Western School of Law has focused on ensuring its graduates are ready for the practice of law. That work continues to produce results, including the most recent listings of San Diego’s best and brightest Young Attorneys.

  • Judgment, the most important skill

    The California Bar is set to consider how it might implement a recommendation that law students take 15 hours of “practice-based, experiential” course work prior to bar admission. (I’m assuming the trustees will adopt the recommendation.) For many students, such a requirement won’t change much. Most schools, mine included, offer many clinics, courses and externship programs that fit that bill. Lots of students take them. The requirement will be a change for others, but I think it will be a good one. There is a lot to be said for learning by doing. We need to get implementation right, of course, but we will. The recommendation was meant to nudge us, and we have been nudged.

  • Multidistrict litigation on the rise

    Because of budget constraints, litigation generally is becoming more expensive and difficult to manage.

  • Take care if utilizing unpaid interns at your company

    The federal government is aggressively seeking damages against employers who fail to pay interns for the work they perform. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, covered, non-exempt individuals who are “permitted” to work must be compensated for their services. Unless an internship in the “for-profit” private sector meets all of the criteria listed here, it will most often be viewed as employment. Interns qualifying as employees must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Archived Reports

Young Attorneys - 2014

Join The Daily Transcript as we recognize this year's up-and-coming legal stars with the eighth annual Young Attorneys honor.

Young Attorneys - 2012

Join the Transcript as we recognize this year's up-and-coming legal stars with the sixth annual Young Attorneys honor.

Young Attorneys - 2011

Join the Transcript as we recognize this year's up-and-coming legal stars with the fifth annual Young Attorneys honor.

Young Attorneys - 2010

Join the Transcript as we recognize this year's up and coming legal stars with the fourth annual Young Attorneys honor.

Young Attorneys - 2009

Join us as we recognize the rising stars in San Diego's legal community.

Young Attorneys - 2008

The Daily Transcript honors San Diego County's promising Young Attorneys.

Young Attorneys - 2007

Get a closer look at these up-and-coming legal professionals, as nominated by other practicing attorneys and selected by a judging panel of legal experts.