California Lawyer - In Print
California Lawyer
January 2014

Final Requests
When terminally ill prison inmates are released before their sentences are up, is justice done or denied?

Pushing the Envelope
It's not always easy to differentiate between a brilliant legal strategy and a publicity stunt.

e-Cig Makers Set to Light Up
E-Cig regulations could change dramatically in 2014.


Keeping it Local
Realignment leads to more split sentences and boosts probation.

Callers Need Your Say-So
Tighter FCC restrictions on telemarketers are in effect.

Corporate Crime on the Rise
More companies than ever are affected by theft and fraud.

Verbatim

e-Cig Makers Set to Light Up
E-Cig regulations could change dramatically in 2014.

Every Firm's a Target
Law firms can take steps to protect themselves from cyber attacks.

Securities

Technology

Editor's Note

Letters

Expert Advice: Benefit Corporations
Benefit corporations can pursue social aims and profits.

MCLE: Talking to the Class
When counsel communicate with putative class members before certification, legal skirmishes are likely to result.

MCLE: The Nature of Patents
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision raises questions about whether you can patent nature.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: Bringing Light
A pro bono case spurs a personal injury litigator's career change.

Books: License to Wed
Sociologist Kimberly Richman examines why same-sex couples marry.

Books: Democracy of Sound
Alex Sayf Cummings's book is a revisionist history of music piracy and copyright.

Books: Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
The 2013 edition looks at pre- and post-Padilla development of the collateral consequences doctrine.

Books: The Price of Justice
Journalist Laurence Leamer delves into the epic legal battle Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co.

Practical Tips: Responding to an RFP
To write a successful response to an RFP, adopt a marketing approach.

Social Media: Keeping Client Secrets
Lawyers using social media must keep clients' confidentiality in mind.