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  • Shelburne Sherr Court Reporters

    Spending time in depositions may not be a favorite pastime of attorneys or clients, but it certainly can be more pleasant than expected.

  • Incoming TJSL dean ready for new challenge

    The dynamics of legal education are changing, and Tom Guernsey feels there's no place better equipped to tackle the upcoming challenges than Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

  • Program helps college students manage money, debt

    TAMPA, Fla.— Six business students sat in a classroom at the University of South Florida, facing a screen with concern and curiosity. They were ready to graduate, and the reality of the massive amounts of money they'd borrowed was sinking in.

  • Malpractice reform would let doctors operate on camera

    In taking steps to reward high-quality health care and penalize waste, the Affordable Care Act has opened a new door for technological entrepreneurship in medicine. A new monitor that automatically reminds doctors to wash their hands before entering patients’ hospital rooms, for example, could lower the abysmal rate of hospital-acquired infections in the United States.

  • Virtual law firm grows exponentially

    Law firms looking to change their business model might take a look at VLP Law Group LLP, a virtual firm that marks its five-year anniversary this month after growing exponentially during the recession.

  • San Diego students suspended for 'twerking' video

    Dozens of students at a San Diego high school have been suspended for making a suggestive “twerking” dance video.

  • Law schools grapple with changing market for lawyers

    A tight job market, combined with some highly publicized lawsuits, has caused law school applications to drop as college graduates question the value of a legal education.

  • Exclusively Legal quarterly update: San Diego’s legal job market

    Exclusively Legal, an attorney placement and legal staffing firm, has proudly served the San Diego legal community for more than 25 years. It has had the great pleasure of supporting nonprofit legal professional organizations for decades, such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Association of Legal Administrators, SD Legal Secretaries Association and SD Paralegal Association. Exclusively Legal also prides itself in partnering with local colleges and universities to mentor and develop future legal talent.

  • California Western recognized for preparing graduates ready to make a difference

    The Corporation for National and Community Service recently honored California Western School of Law with the highest federal recognition an institute of higher education can receive for its commitment to civic engagement, naming the law school to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the fourth consecutive year in which California Western’s community work was recognized with this national award.

  • Calif. families want chance at 9/11 scholarships

    SACRAMENTO — Many of the relatives of Californians killed in the Sept. 11 attacks say they never knew that millions of dollars were raised in their name for college scholarships. Now lawmakers want to give them another chance to apply for money that an Associated Press investigation and subsequent audit found was poorly administered.

  • University of San Diego School of Law enters first semester of Chinese exchange program

    This spring, University of San Diego School of Law entered the first semester of its new exchange program with Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), located in Shenzhen, China. As part of the exchange program, three STL students — Yongzhe (Stephanie) Wang, Fang Fang Liu and Xu Tao — are currently enrolled at USD School of Law during the spring 2013 semester. All three students are candidates in the Juris Master and Juris Doctor programs at STL.

  • Recession causes permanent shifts in legal firms' practices

    The legal industry, like most other segments of the U.S. economy, is slowly improving as the country rebounds from the recession.

  • Demand for lower fees forces creativity

    During the recession, when the battle over the bottom line forced companies to cut expenses, in-house legal department budgets were no exception. It has become increasingly common for large companies to send out an announcement for a request for proposal for legal services, terms and conditions.

  • Firms use mentoring to bridge generation gap

    Members of the Baby Boomer generation, who have populated law offices for the last several decades, can teach the incoming class of lawyers much about the legal profession.

Profiles

  • New dean, new programs at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law will welcome a new dean and president on July 1 with the arrival of Thomas F. Guernsey, former Dean of Albany Law School and Southern Illinois University. Dean Guernsey will continue the renaissance of creative programming over the last eight years started by current Thomas Jefferson Dean and President Rudy Hasl when he joined the law school in 2005.

  • Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

    Immigration attorney Jacob Sapochnick has a lot of empathy for his clients. He was, after all, in their position not too many years ago.

  • Richard G. Rappaport M.D.

    When people hear the term forensic psychiatry, most assume the job involves bloody crime scenes and dead bodies — but not quite.

  • Biotech Beach Law Group, PC

    Whether they're startups or well-established corporations, biotech firms strive to create products that protect our health and well-being. But those products — ranging from stents and biochips to surgical tools and instrumentation — often need protection themselves in the form of patent and trademark rights.

  • Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

    With a focus on doing work with San Diego businesses, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, a growing law firm with expertise in litigating and resolving civil matters in both state and federal courts, operates under the belief that legal counsel should act as a partner, not a vendor.

  • Klinedinst

    From his office overlooking the Broadway corridor, John Klinedinst has a direct bead on State Street, where he opened his first office as a solo practitioner in 1983.

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Law Week 2013 - 2013 (Full Report)

From April 29 to May 3, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series celebrating the business of law. Coverage includes stories on important issues like civil rights, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and legal education.

Law Week -- Constitutional Law & Civil Rights - 2013

The Daily Transcript honors this year's national Law Week theme with a look at some of the latest issues concerning civil rights.

Law Week -- Real Estate & Construction - 2013

Law Week 2013 continues with a look at the latest real estate and construction legal issues.

Law Week -- Technology & Intellectual Property - 2013

This Law Week 2013 chapter looks at how technology and intellectual property law affects a variety of industries, and the latest on social media and the law.

Law Week -- Corporate & Employment Law - 2013

This chapter of Law Week 2013 focuses on corporate and employment law, looking at hiring trends as well as the latest in corporate trials.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2013 - 2013

From April 29 to May 3, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series celebrating the business of law. Coverage includes stories on important issues like civil rights, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and legal education.