In honor of Law Week, today's special report takes a closer look at legal education and services.

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law celebrates student achievements

    Law Week is a time to celebrate the achievements of the legal profession, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of those who will soon become the next generation of attorneys -- our law students.

  • USD grad serves as prominent Riverside district attorney

    In the 10 years since she graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, Michelle Paradise has developed a strong professional reputation as a Riverside County deputy district attorney. Last year, she appeared on the Dateline NBC series, "To Catch a Predator," and she currently holds a trial record of 54 out of 56 felony convictions (with two hung), and eight misdemeanor trial convictions.

  • Attorney-client matching proves useful for consumers: Right lawyer only a click away

    With over 1 million practicing lawyers nationwide, the legal services industry in the United States generates over $200 billion in revenue. Given the number of practicing legal professionals out there, how does one find the right lawyer when there are so many to choose from?

  • Representing school clients is more than A-B-C

    Like businesses and individuals, schools need lawyers, too. Whether it serves a few hundred students or several thousand, a school district requires specialized legal services in a variety of areas.

  • State Senate set to vote on USD-led bill aimed at protecting animals

    Yvonne Stromer tried to leave her abusive husband for months, but her courage was deflated each time she summoned the strength to leave when her husband threatened to murder her beloved pet beagle, Baby, if she ever left him. Since most shelters for abused women do not allow pets, Yvonne felt she had no other option but to stay. That is, until University of San Diego School of Law student Sarah Speed came along.

  • Wolfowitz to argue World Bank ethics panel aware of his role in girlfriend's pay package

    WASHINGTON -- An attorney for embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Monday the former U.S. defense official was looking forward to a hearing on his role in helping secure a promotion and pay raise for his girlfriend, who was on the bank's staff.

  • COE expands government relations team with new congressional affairs director

    Washington, D.C. -- The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) has expanded its government relations capacity with the addition of Kimberly Jones, formerly an associate with the D.C. law firm of Dow Lohnes, as congressional affairs director.

  • Google nudges state governments to make their public records databases more easily accessible

    WASHINGTON -- By providing free consulting and some software, Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is helping state governments make reams of public records that are now unavailable or hard to find online easily accessible to Web surfers.

  • Alleged D.C. madam apologizes to outed foreign aid official

    WASHINGTON -- An accused Washington madam apologized Monday to a former top state department official who abruptly resigned after being outed as one of her clients.

  • High proportion of immigrants among blacks at elite U.S. colleges raises diversity questions

    NEW YORK -- Something in the crowd made Shirley Wilcher wonder. As a college graduate in the early 1970s, her black classmates were like herself -- born in the United States, to American parents. But at an alumni reunion at Mount Holyoke College last year, she saw something different and asked for admissions data to prove it.

  • The Corporate Culture Club: Before joining, make sure you want to be a member

    Fitting comfortably into an employer's corporate culture is vital to your career success. Employees who sense they do not mesh with the corporate culture may feel self-conscious on the job and awkward when interacting with coworkers. This can affect their attitude and performance, and may even cause them to eventually quit their jobs.

  • Cost savings, overextended staff attorneys, contract specialists drive increase in contract attorney teams

    Whether managing complex litigation, a merger/acquisition, a governmental investigation or proactively addressing compliance, law firms and corporations throughout California seek solutions to the voluminous document review nightmare. Today's document reviews almost exclusively involve the review of electronically created documents, such as e-mails, spreadsheets, PDFs and MS Word documents and can strain even the most efficiently run law firm or corporate legal department. While some matters require millions of documents to be reviewed, a case with as few as 20,000 reviewable documents can be difficult to manage.

  • Profit grows with use of temporary attorneys

    Following in the footsteps of many large, East Coast-based law firms, Southern California firms are relying more and more on temporary attorneys for help with the rising amount of discovery documents, and particularly electronic discovery. Since 1999, 90 percent of all documents produced are electronic correspondence and data. This has certainly created a market for an unusual, and highly profitable, utilization of legal talent.

  • Being part of the "Inn" crowd: Learning professionalism through the American Inns of Court

    The American Inns of Court (AIC) is a membership organization designed to bring bench and bar together in an informal setting. While not a traditional model of legal apprenticeship, the AIC has modified the English system of the Inns of Court to reflect the unique aspects of our American system of law and society.

  • Levine wins Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Award

    The litigation section of the State Bar of California is honoring San Diego attorney Harvey R. Levine with the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Award June 9 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.

  • Law school targets prospective students through new technology

    With technology changing so rapidly, and the emergence of podcasts and blogs as the newest method of receiving information, many colleges and universities are in the midst of a "recruiting revolution." To appeal to a new generation of prospective students, schools are finding themselves using new media tools to communicate with their prospect pool.

  • Caveat emptor: Going it alone with online legal document services

    There is no substitute for a competent lawyer's advice, or is there?

Law Week 2007


Education Videos

An interview with Jeff Campbell

After wrapping up his discussion on leadership at Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday, Jeff Campbell sat with Transcript reporter Ann Chin to give his feedback of the school's program.

National News

Archived Reports

Law Week 2007 - Solo Practitioners & Small Firms

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego culminates with today's report, which takes a look at solo practioners and small firms.

Law Week 2007 - National & International Practices

Today's Law Week special report features national and international practices.

Law Week 2007 - Intellectual Property and Specialty Practice Areas

Intellectual property and specialty practice areas are the main topics in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Law Week 2007

From April 30 to May 4, The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law.

Law Week 2007 - Full-Service Law Firms

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego kicks off today with a spotlight on full-service law firms.