Join the Transcript as we recognize this year's up and coming legal stars with the fourth annual Young Attorneys honor. View the finalists here.

  • Transcript honors promising Young Attorneys in San Diego

    San Diego County 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 the San Diego legal community’s up and coming stars with the fourth annual Young Attorneys honor.

  • Technology helping lawyers save time, money

    From cloud computing and e-discovery to Skype and social media, technology is continually changing the way lawyers practice law.

  • Firms look for continued use of alternative fee arrangements

    When the economy collapsed in late 2008, the legal industry’s standard model of pricing -- the billable hour -- collapsed right with it.

  • Discharged gay veterans sue for reinstatement

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure lawmakers to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law before a new Congress is sworn in.

  • Judge refuses to stop sale of California buildings

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge on Friday refused to stop the sale of 11 state properties to a group of private investors, handing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a legal victory as he seeks to close the deal before leaving office.

  • California settles case, will enforce school fee ban

    LOS ANGELES -- A settlement reached between the state and the American Civil Liberties Union means California school districts will no longer charge parents extra fees for textbooks, art supplies and other basic educational items.

  • Court to decide lawsuit over generic drug labels

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether generic drug makers can be sued for not warning about potentially dangerous side effects on their drug labels even when they follow federal rules that only require their labels to match those of their brand-name equivalents.

  • USD School of Law applauds its Young Attorney honoree

    The University of San Diego School of Law warmly congratulates Kriste Draper for being recognized as one of top 2010 Young Attorneys by The Daily Transcript. Draper, who directs the Homeless Youth Outreach Project (HYOP) at USD School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI), began helping homeless youth at age 17 when she worked as an outreach counselor for Stand Up For Kids, providing food, clothing and mentoring to youth on the streets. After graduating from USD School of Law in 2006, Draper started HYOP as an Equal Justice Works Fellowship project. In her work with HYOP, Draper provides legal services and advocacy for San Diego County's homeless youth, helping to bridge the gap of access to available resources, housing, government agencies, courts, schools and other vital resources and services.

  • Gomez Law Firm continues to shine in 2010

    Only 5 years old, the Gomez Law Firm continues its rapid ascension as one of California’s top injury and trial firms. This year again, the firm’s lawyers achieved some remarkable successes. Attorney Robert Hamparyan obtained a $1.4 million verdict in Los Angeles for a woman that suffered a knee injury when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street. He also was named a “Super Lawyer” in the personal injury field, and received an “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for his recent $13 million dollar verdict in a brain injury case.

  • Remote deposit: The perfect technology to end tedious bank deposit chores

    Although the growing use of debit cards, credit cards and electronic ACH transfers has helped streamline operations, there’s still a need to deal with traditional paper checks.

  • California Western graduates provide broad perspective needed to solve nation’s leading problems

    San Diego maintains a strong connection to the issues that shape our nation and world. Many of those responsible for the perspective behind key decisions were educated at the region’s schools, including California Western School of Law. A number of California Western alumni -- thanks to their skills, circumstances, or both -- find themselves working in areas that attract the spotlight, and which potentially could impact thousands, if not millions of lives.

National News

  • Discharged gay veterans sue for reinstatement

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure lawmakers to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law before a new Congress is sworn in.

  • Judge refuses to stop sale of California buildings

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge on Friday refused to stop the sale of 11 state properties to a group of private investors, handing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a legal victory as he seeks to close the deal before leaving office.

  • California settles case, will enforce school fee ban

    LOS ANGELES -- A settlement reached between the state and the American Civil Liberties Union means California school districts will no longer charge parents extra fees for textbooks, art supplies and other basic educational items.

  • Court to decide lawsuit over generic drug labels

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether generic drug makers can be sued for not warning about potentially dangerous side effects on their drug labels even when they follow federal rules that only require their labels to match those of their brand-name equivalents.

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 - 2009

Join us as we recognize the rising stars in San Diego's legal community.

Young Attorneys - 2008

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

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.