The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is legal education and services.

  • Choosing Bin Laden's privacy over open government

    There are some things the Federal Bureau of Investigation won't tell you, of course. The surprising thing is what some of those things are.

  • Peterson & Associates: Delivering quality depositions, building relationships for 19 years

    Ask Brenda Peterson to tell you how she's built her business into one of the largest independently owned court reporting and video services in Southern California, and you won't hear her recite the typical roster of impressive law firms.

  • Mediation: Quick resolution of disputes

    A little-understood provision in the standard form used in San Diego for residential real estate purchases is the mediation clause. In it, the buyer and seller agree to mediate any dispute they have. If a party refuses to mediate, the party is denied attorneys fees that he or she might otherwise be entitled to in subsequent litigation or arbitration.

  • Smaller full-service firm offers wide range of expertise

    Rich Sparber, chairman of the Business and Real Estate Practice Group, established the San Diego firm of Sparber Rudolph Annen in 1974.

  • Five tips for creating a good deposition

    1. Introduce yourself

  • University of San Diego: Excellence in international and comparative law

    As a major Pacific Rim gateway to Latin America, the Far East and Southeast Asia, San Diego is an exceptional location for the study and practice of international law. San Diego's border with Mexico, for example, generates innumerable legal issues involving immigration, investment, trade, labor and the environment, which reflect similar challenges throughout the world.

  • Graduating lawyers with a broader perspective

    Interest in law is at an all-time high. It has become America's latest spectator sport. This interest seems to focus on the most dramatic and bizarre aspects of the legal system: the OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson trials, the Rambo Litigator, the know-it-all legal commentator, the screaming lawyers panel.

  • The top five excuses for not doing pro bono work, and why they're all bad

    As chair of a large law firm's Pro Bono Committee for a number of years, I have had the chance to interact with hundreds of attorneys inside and outside our firm on the issue of pro bono legal services. Some lawyers donate time on a daily basis; some take an occasional case; some do not donate at all.

  • County bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service keeps on giving

    When Elise, 80, was evicted from her granny flat by her landlord after complaining multiple times of the sewage smell leaking through her pipes, she didn't know who to turn to for help.

  • University of San Diego: Leading the West in tax law

    For a second year in a row, the University of San Diego School of Law's tax faculty has been ranked first in the western United States among faculties with graduate tax programs by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Investigative skills key to attorneys' success

    All attorneys are comfortable working at their desks, some attorneys are comfortable in court, but very few attorneys are comfortable doing street investigation. And unfortunately, it is often the work that was not done on the street that leads to wrongful convictions, and no amount of desk work or court work can ever fix it.

  • Jury research can give lawyers an edge

    Trial lawyers have enough challenges preparing for trial. But when sensational cases are dissected in the media before the trial begins, lawyers are forced to deal with a new concern.

  • Making or breaking a case with expert witnesses

    Most real-life expert witnesses don't lead lives that are quite as edgy and exciting as their Hollywood counterparts depicted in the TV show "CSI" and its many clones. But they often play a central role in helping both prosecutors and defenders prove their cases.

  • U.S. Supreme Court move for stockholder suit sanity

    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday gave stock investors a stern but necessary warning: don't look to litigation as an easy path to recoup losses.

  • Microsoft to pay Gateway $150 million over 4 years to settle antitrust issues

    SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) will pay computer maker Gateway Inc. (NYSE: GTW) $150 million over four years to end a long-running legal dispute, and Gateway says it will use the money to market and develop products that run Microsoft software.

  • Rincon members face legal battle over heritage

    A group challenging the heritage of some members of the Rincon Band of Mission Indians took its case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this week.

  • California justices protect patients from illegal hospital bills

    SAN FRANCISCO -- California hospitals can no longer recover from insured patients the difference between a hospital's actual costs and what insurance companies pay for medical services, the state Supreme Court ruled.

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Law Week 2005 - Friday

The Daily Transcript wraps up its week-long series celebrating Law Week with a look at solo practitioners and small firms.

Law Week 2005 - Thursday

The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is national litigation practices, and we'll also take a look at criminal defense and white-collar crimes, class action lawsuits, and more.

Law Week 2005 - Tuesday

The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is intellectual property and other specialty practices.

Law Week 2005 - Monday

The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is full-service law firms, and we also take a look at immigration, corporate and international law, among other practices.