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California Lawyer

Unfit to Practice?
The California Supreme Court considers whether a suspended lawyer convicted of possessing child pornography should be automatically disbarred, or given a hearing and lesser discipline, for a crime involving moral turpitude.

Schoolyard Fight
A battle over how to allocate public school space for a charter school bitterly divides a wealthy Silicon Valley community.

Occupational Hazard
Depression, already a significant problem for the profession, is rising as lawyers cope with increasing financial and professional pressures.

Reel Law

And They're Out
Nonviolent felons get pro bono help cutting three-strikes sentences.

Courtly Manners: Better to Type, or to Talk?
A lesson in business etiquette on when to pick up the phone.


Sync into the Cloud
Storing a small firm's files in the cloud gives attorneys access wherever they are -- and can make it easier to recover lost files.

Employment Law

Editor's Note


Expert Advice: With Experts, Sooner is Better
Engaging a forensic accountant expert during discovery can make a big difference in a dispute.

MCLE: Cy Pres: The Next Best Thing - or Not
Cy pres, an ancient trust doctrine, has been adapted to meet present-day needs in class action litigation. But its use is very controversial.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: From JD to MD
A lawyer decides to go to medical school.

Legally Speaking: Killing Campaign Finance Reform
A conversation with James Bopp Jr., the plaintiffs lawyer who championed Citizens United.

The Supremes: Where Do We Go from Here?
The U.S. Supreme Court's docket has been filled with blockbuster cases in recent years. Will the upcoming term continue that trend?