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And Baby Makes Four: Surrogacy and the Law
Assisted-reproduction lawyer Andrew Vorzimer has made a career of joining surrogate mothers and intended parents to produce babies.

E-Cruelty: Cyberbullying in California
In today's world of instant communication, bullying has gone beyond the schoolyard: Students have virtually unlimited ways to be mean. New California laws attempt to address cyberbullying, but defining and policing the problem is a huge challenge for school districts.

Carbon Clashes
California's first greenhouse gas emissions auction becomes a target for lawsuits.

Patent Office Moves West
A U.S. patent office planned for Silicon Valley raises concerns about conflicts of interest.

An Appealing Strategy

Pay As You Earn Loans

Reel Law

Practice Management Hits the Cloud
Even vendors of traditional software are jumping on the bandwagon.

False Claims

Editors Note


Expert Advice: Intellectual Property
The law of patents has evolved over the centuries, but it's still true that you can't patent nature.

MCLE: Whose Pregnancy Is It?
Statutes regarding leave time related to pregnancy or childbirth are complex, but never more so than when a surrogate is part of the mix.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: No Regrets
A lawyer recalls his most memorable trial as a Judge Advocate General and describes how it affected his career.

Books: The Right to be Parents
Frederick Hertz reviews Carlos A. Ball's The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood.

Books: Power Concedes Nothing
Robert Rubin reviews Connie Rice's Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones

Legally Speaking: The Real Lloyd Braun
A Q&A with Lloyd Braun, the entertainment lawyer who helped develop some of the biggest hits in television history.