This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego kicks off today with a spotlight on full-service law firms.

  • Schwarzenegger administration threatens to sue EPA over automobile air standards

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it does not act soon on the state's request for permission to regulate automobile emissions, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday.

  • Fighting to keep his job, Wolfowitz hires well-known Washington lawyer

    WASHINGTON -- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has hired a prominent attorney as he fights to keep his job, in jeopardy for arranging a generous compensation package for a bank employee with whom he has been romantically linked.

  • California Innocence Project secures release of fifth wrongfully convicted prisoner

    On Feb. 9, Timothy Atkins became the fifth wrongfully convicted prisoner released thanks to the work of the California Innocence Project of California Western School of Law.

  • Sometimes employers' simple wage questions have no easy answers

    California employment attorneys are often asked what appear to be the same simple questions regarding compensation, regardless of employer size, industry or location. While it would seem that the most often asked questions would be the simplest to answer, unfortunately that is not always true. Indeed, some of the most commonly asked questions regarding how to pay employees for "on-call" time or business-related travel and expenses have little case law on which attorneys can draw to provide advice.

  • Looking at shooters and killers and finding men

    Of the 41 people who have taken guns to U.S. schools and opened fire since 1996, 40 of them share one trait.

  • California growers sue USDA over Mexican avocado imports

    LOS ANGELES -- California avocado growers are suing the federal government for ending a nearly century-old quarantine and permitting Mexican-grown avocadoes into the state.

  • Sycuan Tribal Gaming Compact passes in California Senate

    The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation recently received approval for its Tribal Gaming Compact in the California State Senate. The state Senate passed SB 175 to ratify Sycuan's compact on April 19 by a vote of 22 to 10. The bill is now moving to the California state Assembly for approval and will next be heard in the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization.

  • Intellectual property in China: Q&A with Bing Ai

    Bing Ai is a patent attorney and principal with Fish & Richardson in San Diego.

  • Legal experts examine how much a dog's life is worth

    Most people consider their pet priceless. But in civil law, at least, pets are usually seen as property -- akin to a toaster or TV set -- worth only their market value. Now, amid the incidences of tainted pet food tied to animal deaths and the subsequent rash of lawsuits against pet-food makers, there's a push to put a higher value on a pet's life.

  • Hearst, MediaNews settle antitrust suit over newspaper deal

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Publishers Hearst Corp. and MediaNews Group Inc. settled an antitrust lawsuit initiated by a San Francisco businessman that alleged a business partnership between the two companies would create a regional newspaper monopoly.

  • Law firms respond to clients' mandate for diversity

    One of the hottest topics in law firm management today is diversity. Clients are actively seeking out those law firms that are committed to the hiring and advancement of minority and women attorneys. Some of the largest U.S. companies have pledged to work with only those law firms that demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

  • Calls for Wolfowitz resignation grow as EU Legislature demands he step down

    WASHINGTON -- Calls for the resignation of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz grew Wednesday as the European Parliament voiced its displeasure over allegations that Wolfowitz showed favoritism in arranging a promotion and pay package for his girlfriend.

  • Options troubles at Apple remain despite SEC case against 2 former officers

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), on a tear with its popular iPod players and Macintosh computers, reported strong quarterly results Wednesday but will face lingering worries over the role its iconic CEO played in its stock options backdating troubles.

  • Welcoming troops home: Compliance concerns under Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

    While the exact timing may be difficult to target, there is an increased desire to bring military service members home from Iraq in the relatively near future. The return of a large number of service personnel could have a significant impact on employers challenged by their obligations under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

  • Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy

    The Law Day 2007 theme, "Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy," aligns perfectly with a major ABA presidential initiative this year: Youth at Risk. They both encourage us to listen better to the voices of young people and improve the ways that the law serves them.

  • Bar Association plans week of events to coincide with youth theme

    During the first week in May, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) has planned a number of events and programs aimed at the legal community and the whole of San Diego for Law Week.

  • Technology brings about the incredible shrinking law office

    Law firm offices are getting smaller, and with improving technology, in-house law libraries and file storage areas have shrunk to a fraction of their previous size.

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Law Week 2007 - Solo Practitioners & Small Firms

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego culminates with today's report, which takes a look at solo practioners and small firms.

Law Week 2007 - National & International Practices

Today's Law Week special report features national and international practices.

Law Week 2007 - Legal Education & Services

In honor of Law Week, today's special report takes a closer look at legal education and services.

Law Week 2007 - Intellectual Property and Specialty Practice Areas

Intellectual property and specialty practice areas are the main topics in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Law Week 2007

From April 30 to May 4, The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law.