The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is full-service law firms, and we also take a look at immigration, corporate and international law, among other practices.

  • Full-service firms offer one-stop shopping without sacrificing service

    It's no secret that full-service law firms offer clients many benefits. These include providing a broad spectrum of legal services that cover the day-to-day business needs of corporations as well as sophisticated transactions -- such as mergers and acquisitions or real estate deals -- and litigations. In addition, full-service firms offer clients access to teams of attorneys who are among the best in their areas of expertise and have experience in a wide range of industries.

  • McKenna Long & Aldridge's legal solutions stay ahead of the curve

    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is an international law firm comprising approximately 375 lawyers and public policy advisers with offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

  • Law Week celebrates juries

    The jury, which is the most energetic means of making the people rule, is also the most efficacious means of teaching it how to rule well... The jury ... may be regarded as a ... public school, ever open, in which every juror learns his rights.

  • Immigration lawyers perceive ongoing 'culture of no'

    Local immigration lawyers have been struggling with a new culture in the United States.

  • Professionalism revisited: What about the client?

    Over the past 15 years, it seems like lawyers and judges have written or talked a lot about the virtues of lawyer professionalism. The idea was both to improve the image of lawyers and address complaints of lawyers themselves, dissatisfied with the increasingly contentious nature of the profession.

  • Supreme Court: people who cheat foreign governments of taxes can be convicted in U.S.

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that people who cheat foreign governments of tax revenue can be prosecuted under U.S. law for wire fraud.

  • Buchanan Ingersoll begins rebuilding; plans move to Del Mar

    Tuesday was a quiet day in the San Diego offices of Buchanan Ingersoll LLP. Really, really quiet. No bustling hallways. No attorney-client conferences. No ringing phones. When five attorneys moved across town to Duane Morris LLP last week, it left the local Buchanan Ingersoll branch empty.

  • Baby boomers flock to lawyers for health care, financial planning

    NEW YORK -- As an administrator at a home for Alzheimer's patients, BettyAnn Pryzgoda witnessed countless families struggle with health care decisions for relatives who couldn't voice their desires and left no guidance.

  • Ruling: Affordable housing projects exempt from paying prevailing wages

    Affordable housing just got a little more affordable thanks to a recent decision by the state's Department of Industrial Relations.

  • Supreme Court rebuffs BIA

    Local environmentalists hailed a recent decision by the California Supreme Court that ultimately allows state regulators to apply tougher restrictions to municipal storm-water runoff.

  • When should private talk turn into an SEC case?

    Publicly, Siebel Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: SEBL) and its chief executive were delivering gloom to investors. First quarter 2003 earnings were falling short due to a slowdown in the software company's licensing deals, which it blamed on war, disease and famine.

  • Fulfilling the ethical duty of communicating with out-of-state cyberclients

    Traditionally, lawyers and their clients would meet face-to-face to discuss the client's case. Meetings would take place at the lawyer's office where the client was able to shake the lawyer's hand, look her in the eye, make small talk, have coffee and sit in a comfortable chair across the desk.

Profiles

  • A sense of justice

    Few names these days in politics evoke such emotional response as does the Santa Monica lawyer contesting the results of the Nov. 2 mayor election.

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Law Week 2005 - Friday

The Daily Transcript wraps up its week-long series celebrating Law Week with a look at solo practitioners and small firms.

Law Week 2005 - Thursday

The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is national litigation practices, and we'll also take a look at criminal defense and white-collar crimes, class action lawsuits, and more.

Law Week 2005 - Wednesday

The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is legal education and services.

Law Week 2005 - Tuesday

The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with our annual week-long series honoring the business and system of law locally, nationally and throughout the world. Today's theme is intellectual property and other specialty practices.