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Collision Course
Central Valley farmers are using CEQA—the state's premiere environmental protection statute—to keep high-speed trains from being routed across their land.

The Jet Set
High-flying lawyers share insights on the good, the bad, and the to-be-avoided at airports around the world.

Tricks of the Trip

When Recent Grads Go Solo
In the dismal job climate, some new lawyers are hanging out their own shingles.

Reel Law

Innocence March
Innocence Project lawyers march for clemency.

Courtly Manners: The Inner Beauty Contest
Business etiquette expert Crystal Rockwood offers her advice.


Those Gizmos in Question
The line between business and pleasure may be thinner than you think.


Editor's Note


Full Disclosure: Solitary Forever?
Hunger strikes at Pelican Bay Prison prompt a class action challenging the constitutionality of indefinite solitary confinement.

Expert Advice: Securing Business Names
To protect your client's business name, get a federal trademark registration.

MCLE: The "Double-Dipping" Debate
In divorce cases, a court may calculate support based on an income stream that one spouse has purchased from the other. But does the practice require the supporting spouse to pay twice?

MCLE: Remedies for Web Defamation
Getting bad-mouthed in print or on TV is one thing, but when defamation occurs in cyberspace, there may be no effective legal remedy.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: Returning to the Law
Nearly 30 years after she got her JD, a journalist begins working as an attorney.

Books: Bending Toward Justice
Gary May’s compelling book looks at the history leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well as the law’s enactment and its aftermath.

Legal Ease: Brevity Is the Soul of Law
When writing, lawyers should be concise.

Legally Speaking: In Pursuit of Torturers
A conversation with Paul Hoffman on human rights and the impact of the Alien Tort Statute.

In House: An American Lawyer in Europe
Traveling abroad for business? Get a leg up on the madding crowd.

At Large: Fighting for Relevance
Once powerful players, local bar associations are becoming increasingly irrelevant.