Probate law, alternative fees and diversity are some of the topics covered in today's special report honoring the business of law.

  • Influence of California Western reaches across country, around the world

    California Western School of Law is nationally recognized for the many ways in which the faculty, staff, students and alumni give back to the San Diego community. Projects like Street Law provide value to local schools by engaging hundreds of high school students in a 14-week program focused on the law and how it affects their lives. The California Innocence project, championed by faculty and students, is known worldwide for its advocacy to free those wrongfully convicted of crimes.

  • Expert Insights: Estate Planning/Trust/Probate

    With an aging population, changes in estate tax law and the economic recession, there has been growing interest the field of law that governs the management of personal affairs and the disposition of property in the event of incapacity or death. The Daily Transcript asked several local attorneys specializing in estate planning, trust and probate law to weigh in on current issues.

  • Goldman shares plunge as feds open criminal probe

    WASHINGTON -- Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) plunged 9 percent Friday after word that the Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation of the Wall Street powerhouse over mortgage securities deals it arranged.

  • Suit on court-appointed lawyers returned to judge

    DETROIT -- A significant lawsuit that challenges how lawyers represent poor criminal defendants in three Michigan counties must be returned to a judge to reconsider whether it deserves class-action status, the state Supreme Court said Friday.

  • Rosetta Stone loses court case against Google

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Foreign language education company Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) said Thursday it lost a court case in which it sued Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) for allowing rivals to advertise copycat software when Rosetta trademarks are used in search terms.

  • Rig explosion sullies BP's green efforts

    NEW YORK -- Oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) brands itself a friend of the environment, an energy company that goes "beyond petroleum."

  • Fight against Walmart near battlefield lives on

    RICHMOND, Va. -- A judge kept alive Friday the fight to block a Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War site where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first met on the field of battle.

  • Arizona's immigration law draws lawsuits, protest

    PHOENIX -- A backlash against a new Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration is broadening from the political arena to sports and entertainment as opponents filed lawsuits, singers denounced the measure and protesters gathered at a baseball game played by Arizona's team in Chicago.

  • Blogging often benefits law firms’ marketing, brand-building efforts

    Lawyers at national firm McKenna Long & Aldridge are doing it. So are associates at the San Diego-based Casey Gerry law firm. Even noted legal scholars and fledgling law school students are joining the ranks of online bloggers.

  • Client demand, hiring changes needed for diversity in law

    Law firm GCR LLP is 100 percent minority owned and will soon be 50 percent women owned.

  • More firms shift to alternative fee arrangements

    The law industry’s shift from traditional hourly billing to alternative fee arrangements in the last 18 to 24 months may be more evolution than revolution, but it is affecting how law firms operate. In an increasingly changing market, clients are demanding more value, flexibility and innovation from their lawyers.

  • US Supreme Court questions ban of biotech alfalfa

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned a lower court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) from selling genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, possibly paving the way for the company to distribute the seeds for the first time since 2007.

  • Law firm avoids $1 million sanction in Lexmark trade secrets case

    Meisenheimer Herron & Steele persuaded a federal appeals court to lift a $1 million sanction against the firm for its part in a trade-secrets case.

Law Week - Tuesday

Profiles

National News

  • Goldman shares plunge as feds open criminal probe

    WASHINGTON -- Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) plunged 9 percent Friday after word that the Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation of the Wall Street powerhouse over mortgage securities deals it arranged.

  • Suit on court-appointed lawyers returned to judge

    DETROIT -- A significant lawsuit that challenges how lawyers represent poor criminal defendants in three Michigan counties must be returned to a judge to reconsider whether it deserves class-action status, the state Supreme Court said Friday.

  • Rosetta Stone loses court case against Google

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Foreign language education company Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) said Thursday it lost a court case in which it sued Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) for allowing rivals to advertise copycat software when Rosetta trademarks are used in search terms.

  • Rig explosion sullies BP's green efforts

    NEW YORK -- Oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) brands itself a friend of the environment, an energy company that goes "beyond petroleum."

  • Fight against Walmart near battlefield lives on

    RICHMOND, Va. -- A judge kept alive Friday the fight to block a Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War site where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first met on the field of battle.

Containing Report

Law Week 2010

From May 3 to May 7, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like patent reform, bankruptcy, employment law, and corporate litigation.

Companion Reports

Law Week - Friday - 2010

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego concludes with with a look at intellectual property and patent law.

Law Week - Thursday - 2010

This Law Week special report features real estate and construction law.

Law Week - Wednesday - 2010

Our special series continues with a look at employment law and legal education.

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.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2010

From May 3 to May 7, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like patent reform, bankruptcy, employment law, and corporate litigation.