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

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  • Meet the finalists

    This is the culmination of a peer voting process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

  • July 2008 California Bar Examination Pass List

    The following is a list of San Diego County residents who passed the July 2008 California Bar Examination.

  • Casey Gerry associate a tireless contributor to community, professional organizations

    Jessica E. Klarer is an up and coming associate attorney with Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP.

  • Meet the judges

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  • Training programs help new associates adjust to practice of law

    Many local law firms and bar associations have unique ways of helping new associates make a smooth transition to the practice of law.

  • Lawton Law Firm's 'top-flight lawyer'

    Joe Kracht practices commercial and patent litigation at Lawton Law Firm, a four-attorney firm based in downtown San Diego. In only five years' time, Kracht has racked up an impressive number of wins at both the trial and appellate court level on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

  • San Diego County Bar Foundation helps lawyers provide access to justice

    While legal representation is provided for defendants in criminal cases, those who are involved in civil cases must find their own legal representation. Often those who cannot afford legal representation are denied justice.

  • Leasing 101 for law firms: issues and trends

    The current turbulent economic and real estate markets bring to light pitfalls and opportunities for law firms negotiating or renegotiating office leases. Many leasing issues currently in play pervade most industry sectors, but some are especially relevant to law firms.

  • What all attorneys need to know about professional liability insurance

    Young attorneys as well as their more experienced colleagues need to understand the importance of professional liability insurance. While malpractice is an aspect of practicing law most attorneys would prefer to not think about, having proper coverage from the day you begin your law practice is extremely important.

  • New practice areas: Evolving legislation on land use, water rights and climate change

    Recent groundswell in the "clean" and "green" movements has changed the landscape of the business world and introduced new state legislation that is still evolving, as the various environmental agencies, attorneys, city councils and industry learn to navigate new territory.

  • Recognizing San Diego's up-and-coming Young Attorneys

    San Diego County's 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 some of the rising stars in the San Diego legal community with the second annual Young Attorneys honor.

  • State bar exam passage rate highest in a decade

    California's state bar passage rate for the July 2008 exam was its highest in more than 10 years, helped, in part, by Thomas Jefferson School of Law's best showing ever. (View the list)

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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 - 2013

Join The Daily Transcript as we recognize this year's up-and-coming legal stars with the seventh 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 - 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.