San Diego Legal is comprised of three different programs — Legal Secretaries, Paralegals and Legal Management. Click the links below to view the finalists in the Transcript's three San Diego Legal categories.

San Diego Paralegals 2009

San Diego Legal Secretaries 2009

San Diego Legal Management 2009

  • Jury orders $78.4 million judgment in drug-pricing trial

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jurors ordered the German-based pharmaceutical company Sandoz Inc. on Tuesday to pay Alabama $78.4 million for causing the state Medicaid program to pay too much for prescription drugs from 1991 to 2005.

  • The influence game: Stimulus still aiding K Street

    WASHINGTON -- The economic stimulus law is stimulating a lot of business for lobbying and law firms.

  • Homeowners' rallying cry: Produce the note

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- Kathy Lovelace lost her job and was about to lose her house, too. But then she made a seemingly simple request of the bank: Show me the original mortgage paperwork.

  • Texas attorney fights illegal immigration rules

    DALLAS -- When Bill Brewer struts through his 48th floor downtown office, he looks like just another high-powered Dallas attorney in an impeccable pinstriped suit and brightly colored tie.

  • Fish & Richardson focuses on broadening, advancing diversity

    Fish & Richardson, the largest intellectual property firm in the world, has a strong foundation of promoting diversity. Fish's diversity initiative encourages gender and ethnic diversity among the firm and the legal profession. The firm-wide initiative works hard to attract a diverse population to Fish and is committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

  • Celebrating the California Certified Legal Secretary program

    Being a California Certified Legal Secretary has helped me in my career, especially when I had to change jobs. After being in construction defect litigation for more than 25 years, I moved into the intellectual property field with absolutely no experience in IP. Being a CCLS, the firm knew I could research and retain the required information in my new field.

  • Membership with SDLSA offers legal secretaries many benefits

    The San Diego Legal Secretaries Association (SDLSA) membership count has just tipped the scales at just over 200. While this number is impressive, there are many more legal secretaries in our community that could benefit from joining our association.

  • Legal secretaries: perception vs. reality

    If you were to ask any of the busy employees of Exclusively Legal, a well-known legal placement service operating in San Diego for the last 20 years, "What is the greatest need in the legal field today?" the unanimous answer would be "legal secretaries." Our most consistent order, even in these uncertain economic times, is for qualified legal secretaries to fill positions that are vital to the function of any law firm or corporate legal department.

  • Getting to know the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association

    The San Diego Legal Secretaries Association (SDLSA) is a nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation formed as an organization for the further education of those engaged in the legal secretarial field. It is a chapter member of Legal Secretaries Inc. (LSI), a California corporation comprised of over 3,500 members throughout California. SDLSA encourages friendship, cooperation and an exchange of ideas among its members. SDLSA strives to pursue and stimulate a high order of professional standards in the legal profession, pursuant to the following Code of Ethics:

  • San Diego Paralegal Association: Powerhouse in 2009

    The San Diego Paralegal Association (SDPA) is running full steam ahead in 2009. This quarter has been jam-packed with planning for a busy year. SDPA has the honor of being designated as the local hosting association for this year's 34th Annual NALA Convention, being held in our very own Gaslamp Quarter, July 8-11 at the Westin ("NALAMP Quarter").

  • Law firms not immune to recession

    Companies affected by the recession have been cutting costs and tightening the bottom line at an alarming rate. One of the areas getting significantly slashed is the legal budget.

  • Agent laws sound good but don't pack much punch

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- As scores of college players queue up to become instant millionaires in April's NFL draft, football-crazy Nebraska is set to become the latest state to pass legislation aimed at reining in unscrupulous sports agents.

  • Search for next U.S. attorney to begin in earnest

    There is expected to be heavy interest in becoming the next U.S. attorney in San Diego.

  • Fair Pay Act could signal start of trend

    The first bill President Barack Obama signed into law could be the harbinger of a move toward more employee-friendly legislation, according to local labor and employment attorneys.

San Diego Legal

National News