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

  • 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.

  • One union sues another over California tribal casino workers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A labor union has sued another union for allegedly trying to break its exclusive control over organizing workers in California's fast-growing tribal gambling industry.

  • Sullivan Wertz McDade & Wallace founded on good work, community service

    Every Wednesday, the attorneys of Sullivan Wertz McDade & Wallace sit down at lunch to discuss law firm business -- and usually end up talking politics.

  • Firm's vision, goal setting should be integral part of strategy for success

    Most successful businesses, including law firms, typically have a well-honed business strategy to guide them. Many business owners are under the impression that as long as their strategy is good, the business will automatically be successful. If only it were that simple.

  • Veteran trial attorneys form new firm

    At a time in their lives when most attorneys would not want leave the comfort of a an established law firm, veteran trial attorneys Edward Chapin and Joseph "Jay" Wheeler have formed their own firm: Chapin Wheeler LLP.

  • Justice Department officials defend Arthur Andersen prosecution to skeptical Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court poked through the rubble of the Enron Corp. (PNK ENRNQ) financial scandal Wednesday, questioning whether the Arthur Andersen accounting firm that came crashing down with the energy giant got a fair criminal trial.

  • Rock solid Scrushy case erodes at edges

    On weekday evenings outside the federal courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., lawyers for Richard M. Scrushy often boast of their courtroom victories to reporters.

  • Attorneys sorting out condo construction defect litigations

    What seems like a recent rash of problems with the construction of condominiums has been around awhile, according to one local lawyer. And it should be getting more attention.

  • Supreme Court: Can police search if wife says yes, husband no?

    WASHINGTON -- Scott Randolph didn't want police to search his home after officers showed up to answer his wife's domestic disturbance call. Mrs. Randolph had no such reservations.

  • San Diego defense lawyer common thread in Unabomber, Rudolph plea deals

    The San Diego-based lawyer at the center of the deal that will spare serial bomber Eric Rudolph's life has helped keep other big-name defendants off death row -- including Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

  • Strategizing with your client, or not

    You are preparing to defend your client in a criminal trial. The charges are serious and you are taking great care to choose the right strategy. Every time you attempt to discuss your strategy with your client, however, he just sits there, totally unresponsive. Having thereby received no input or feedback from your client on how you should tactically approach the defense, you make the tactical decision on your own. Your client, due undoubtedly to the overwhelming evidence against him, is convicted. After the trial, your now disgruntled client accuses you of defective performance. What result?

  • ABA rules for multijurisdictional practice

    In simpler times, lawyers practiced law in the jurisdiction in which they were admitted. Their clients were members of their community, and their court appearances were made in the local courthouse. No longer.

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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 - Wednesday

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.

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.