April 4, 2004 |
Have you heard the one about the lawyer who writes poetry? The folks at the Daily Journal have -- and to them, poetry is no joke. The legal newspaper is to California lawyers as Variety is to studio execs: It's a serious-minded publication dedicated to deals, decisions and the art of jurisprudence. But to enliven its usual buttoned-down pages, the paper recently launched "Barristers and Bards," a weekly poetry column.
December 22, 1998 |
The Los Angeles Daily Journal prides itself on being a champion for public access to court records--except when it comes to its own records. The legal newspaper recently had to turn over financial records to a former competitor suing the paper for allegedly driving him out of business. So what did the Daily Journal do next? It asked a federal judge to seal all company records in the case.
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.
October 16, 1993 |
Beset by internal problems and a weak economy, Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie--the nation's largest law firm--said Friday that it will shut down its 38-attorney Los Angeles practice, ending a tumultuous foray into the city with one of the region's largest law firm closures.
December 23, 1988 |
In a move that could set off a confirmation battle in 1989, a leading association of criminal defense attorneys will oppose Gov. George Deukmejian's choice of Harvey Zall as state public defender, lawyers in the organization said Thursday.
May 18, 2004
The city of Los Angeles spent $18.9 million on outside legal assistance last year, and two-thirds of the law firms receiving contracts had donated to the political campaigns of Mayor James K. Hahn, City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo or both. This analysis of campaign finance data, reported in Sunday's Times by Patrick McGreevy, raises a big red flag, and not just because of the ongoing county and federal investigations into city contracting practices.