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.

  • SDVLP lends helping hand to fellow nonprofits

    Michael Coleman liked the idea, first practiced in India, of using laughter as an exercise and stress reliever.

  • Wal-Mart gives details about compliance position

    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday gave more details about its global compliance officer position, a post that was revealed following a report that alleged the world's largest retailer covered up results of an internal probe proving that its Mexican subsidiary bribed officials there.

  • Styrofoam ban bill headed for summer debate

    A bill that could prohibit restaurants from using Styrofoam takeout containers is stalled in the California Assembly, but it likely will be brought up for debate before the end of summer.

  • Partnering with a segment specialist

    Any bank can make a loan, handle your business deposits and help with investments. But to establish a truly enhanced banking relationship requires that you partner a financial institution with segment specialist bankers that know your industry and understand your business.

  • Superior Court judge is a year into her new stint in downtown San Diego

    It’s been a year since San Diego Superior Court Judge Joan P. Weber made the big move from the Vista courthouse to her fourth-floor courtroom in downtown San Diego. In a recent interview, during a break from a domestic violence trial, Weber talked about this benchmark in a career storied with high-profile cases.

  • Bill linking Calif. employee pay to governor fails

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill that would have prohibited California state employees from making more than the governor has died in committee.

  • Children’s Advocacy Institute works with Congress to address child abuse

    A new report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law has found that a culture of secrecy in states across the country continues to hamper efforts to stem the tide of child abuse-related fatalities and near-fatalities, estimated to be at least 1,700 a year. In many states, this information remains veiled behind restrictive disclosure laws, highlighting the urgent need for systematic reform.

  • Judge hears details of Gulf oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans said Wednesday he is leaning in favor of granting preliminary approval to a proposed class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The development comes despite objections from a BP contractor on the doomed well project, the Mississippi attorney general and others.

  • Law firms on the move in San Diego

    Law firms, for the most part, continue to congregate around downtown San Diego, but it might not always be San Diego's legal epicenter.

  • SD Bar Association announces service award winners

    James Dawe, a shareholder with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, has been named Outstanding Attorney of the Year by the San Diego County Bar Association as part of its 2012 Service Awards.

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Law Week 2012 (Full Report)

From April 30 to May 4, 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 employment law, real estate and construction, and intellectual property.

Law Week - Friday - 2012

This weeklong series culminates with a look at how intellectual property and patent law affects a variety of industries, from high-tech companies to even high-end fashion.

Law Week - Thursday - 2012

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

Law Week - Wednesday - 2012

The Daily Transcript's weeklong series continues with a look at issues and trends in employment law.

Law Week - Tuesday - 2012

In honor of Law Week, today's special report takes a closer look at legal education and how the job market is faring for recent graduates.