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August 27, 1989
While I realize space is limited, you missed two of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles in "The Rest of the Best," by Jill Gottesman. For years, Alvin Michaelson and John Yzurdiaga have been practicing criminal law at its highest level. In a survey conducted by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Michaelson was acknowledged by his peers as one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles. In a profession in which ethics are constantly being called into question, these two lawyers are above reproach.
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August 17, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what legal experts called a clear violation of the 1st Amendment, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued a restraining order to prevent a legal newspaper from printing a story about a lawsuit that was mistakenly released to the public. Although the court removed the gag order against the Los Angeles Daily Journal on Monday afternoon, critics were deeply troubled by Judge Victor E. Chavez's action.
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August 17, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what legal experts called a clear violation of the 1st Amendment, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued a restraining order to prevent a legal newspaper from printing a story about a lawsuit that was mistakenly released to the public. Although the court removed the gag order against the Los Angeles Daily Journal on Monday afternoon, critics were deeply troubled by Judge Victor E. Chavez's action.
MAGAZINE
August 27, 1989
While I realize space is limited, you missed two of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles in "The Rest of the Best," by Jill Gottesman. For years, Alvin Michaelson and John Yzurdiaga have been practicing criminal law at its highest level. In a survey conducted by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Michaelson was acknowledged by his peers as one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles. In a profession in which ethics are constantly being called into question, these two lawyers are above reproach.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1988
Maxine Sonnenburg has been named executive editor of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a legal interest newspaper. Sonnenburg, who practiced law for the Century City firm of Rosen, Wachtell & Gilbert through October, 1986, comes to the Daily Journal from the Michael Dukakis presidential campaign. She also has worked for Legal Communications Co. in Los Angeles.
NEWS
June 21, 1985
Trinity County sheriff's deputies, aided by more than 25 volunteers, dogs, horses and helicopters, searched the remote Trinity Alps 50 miles north of Redding for Los Angeles Daily Journal reporter Gail Diane Cox, 39, of Burbank, who failed to return from a one-day hike.
NEWS
June 21, 1985 | United Press International
Rescue workers found a missing Los Angeles Daily Journal reporter in good condition in the Trinity Alps today, ending a four-day search for the woman who had disappeared while hiking. Gail Diane Cox, 39, of Burbank was found about 10 a.m., Trinity County Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Sanborn said. The county government reporter was reported missing after failing to return to her rented cabin Monday night at Bonanza King Resort west of Redding, authorities said.
NEWS
October 14, 1986
A man who failed the California State Bar exam three times reportedly has been arrested and charged with setting the $300,000 fire that swept the Bar's Los Angeles offices last week. The Los Angeles Daily Journal reported that UCLA graduate David Eric Friedman, 36, was arrested after security guards spotted him outside the offices of a Century City law firm carrying a bed sheet, flammable liquid and a cigarette lighter.
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January 21, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
A Thousand Oaks attorney has been suspended from practice for a year for improprieties connected with a loan from one client and a medical suit by another client, the California State Bar has announced. Raymond A. Garcia was placed on probation for one year beginning Jan. 3 after a State Bar hearing in December. Garcia admitted that he received a $20,000 loan from a wealthy client in 1987 without advising the client to seek an independent opinion from another attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990
Santa Monica Superior Court Judge James A. Albracht on Thursday denied requests by the ABC and NBC television networks for potentially key evidence in the murders of Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty. Albracht tentatively rejected making public an audiotape of an emergency 911 telephone call made to police last Aug. 20, when the Menendez couple was found slain in their Beverly Hills mansion. He said he would reconsider his decision next Tuesday.
NEWS
May 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The lawyer for accused child molester Ray Buckey, reversing his earlier public denials, has confirmed that prosecutors offered a plea bargain and that he has a tape of the discussions, it was reported today. Defense attorney Daniel Davis, contradicting his own and prosecution denials that the offer was ever made--denials that went as high as Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1990
Danny Davis, lawyer for McMartin defendant Ray Buckey, twice approached prosecutors about a plea bargain before a meeting was set up recently in which possible disposition of the case was discussed, Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Greg Thompson said Wednesday. Thompson said Davis first approached a prosecutor before Buckey's retrial began last month on eight counts of child molestation involving the Manhattan Beach preschool and asked, "Can't we work out a disposition?"
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