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.

  • Managing parallel proceedings essential to protecting rights, maximizing client benefits

    The courts are filled with defendants fighting to keep their liberty or their money. On occasion, defendants may find that they are fighting for both at the same time, on the same facts, in simultaneous criminal and civil proceedings.

  • Marketing for small law firms and young lawyers

    San Diego's senior attorneys will remember when marketing was a four letter word for law firms.

  • Courts grapple with protecting trademarks in Internet marketing age

    For more than 100 years, the concept of "likelihood of confusion" has been the cornerstone of trademark infringement law. Courts in each jurisdiction use their own multifactor test to determine whether a defendant's use of a particular trademark is likely to result in consumer confusion as to whether the defendant's goods or services are produced or endorsed by -- or otherwise associated with -- the plaintiff.

  • U.S. murky on judges' role in reviewing Guantanamo Bay cases

    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration assured the Supreme Court last December that Guantanamo Bay prisoners who felt they were unfairly being detained could have their cases thoroughly reviewed by a federal appeals court. Now, it's not so clear.

  • The new workplace rules: No video-watching

    Carriage Services Inc., a Houston funeral-services company, recently discovered that 70 percent of the workers in its 125-person headquarters watched videos on Web sites like Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) YouTube and News Corp.'s (NYSE: NWS) MySpace for about an hour a day.

  • Are your medical records at risk?

    When it comes to protecting the privacy of patients' computerized information, the main threat the health-care industry faces isn't from hackers, but from itself.

  • MLB's new unit probing player ID theft as well as drug use

    NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's new investigative unit is at work on several probes that could lead to discipline while also dealing with the burgeoning business of player identity theft.

  • Prosecutors demand more witness-protection money

    MILWAUKEE -- Maurice Pulley agreed last fall to testify against the thug accused of shooting him in the face in an argument over a parking spot. But before Pulley ever took the stand, two gunmen ran up to him and killed him in his mother's driveway.

  • The latest office perk: Getting paid to volunteer

    Last fall, Jenny Balaze left her post in Ernst & Young LLC's Washington office to spend 12 weeks in Buenos Aires as a volunteer, providing free accounting services to a small publishing firm. It was among "the best three months of my life," says the 27-year-old business advisory services manager.

  • Hawaii passes shield law

    HONOLULU -- Hawaii journalists would be protected from revealing their sources, notes and video recordings to the government under a measure given final approval by lawmakers Tuesday.

  • Legal Administrators Association announces new chapter officers, directors

    The San Diego Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) held its annual Leadership Dinner at The Prado in Balboa Park April 15. Outgoing President Angela Landeros of Schwartz Semerdjian Haile Ballard & Cauley LLP passed the gavel to Lucy Frederick, the human resources/recruiting director for Seltzer Caplan McMahon & Vitek. Frederick, who has served on the board of directors of ALA for the past three years, been an ALA member for 19 years and was awarded the Spirit of San Diego - ALA Award by the San Diego Chapter in October 2007, will serve as president through March 2009.

  • Value of an expert witness

    Today, litigation is more complex than ever. An attorney is ethically bound to provide the best representation for the client. In order to do so, the attorney must use all the resources available and an expert is certainly one of the most beneficial.

  • Ferris & Britton celebrating 40th anniversary

    The San Diego business law firm of Ferris & Britton is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

  • Eminent domain remains thorny issue following Kelo decision

    The use of eminent domain -- government's ability to take over private land for public use due to deteriorated conditions -- has led to a considerable amount of discomfort for small business and homeowners.

Law Week - Monday

Profiles

National News

  • U.S. murky on judges' role in reviewing Guantanamo Bay cases

    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration assured the Supreme Court last December that Guantanamo Bay prisoners who felt they were unfairly being detained could have their cases thoroughly reviewed by a federal appeals court. Now, it's not so clear.

  • The new workplace rules: No video-watching

    Carriage Services Inc., a Houston funeral-services company, recently discovered that 70 percent of the workers in its 125-person headquarters watched videos on Web sites like Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) YouTube and News Corp.'s (NYSE: NWS) MySpace for about an hour a day.

  • Are your medical records at risk?

    When it comes to protecting the privacy of patients' computerized information, the main threat the health-care industry faces isn't from hackers, but from itself.

  • MLB's new unit probing player ID theft as well as drug use

    NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's new investigative unit is at work on several probes that could lead to discipline while also dealing with the burgeoning business of player identity theft.

  • Prosecutors demand more witness-protection money

    MILWAUKEE -- Maurice Pulley agreed last fall to testify against the thug accused of shooting him in the face in an argument over a parking spot. But before Pulley ever took the stand, two gunmen ran up to him and killed him in his mother's driveway.

Archived Reports

Law Week - Monday - 2012

The Daily Transcript kicks off its weeklong series with a look at a state bill headed for debate, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, profiles and more.

Law Week - Monday - 2011

The Daily Transcript kicks off its weeklong series with a look at corporate law, mergers, a profile with a local general counsel and more.

Law Week - Monday - 2010

This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at corporate law, e-discovery, social media, a Q&A with local attorneys and more.

Law Week - Monday - 2009

This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at the construction and real estate legal arenas, including a Q&A with local attorneys.

Law Week - Monday - National & International Practices

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

Law Week - Monday - Legal Education & Services

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

Law Week - Monday - Intellectual Property & 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 - Monday - Full-Service Law Firms

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