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Turning around the tragedy of foster careTurning around the tragedy of foster care
By age 8, Patricia McKee had no place to call home. Her father had committed suicide. Her mother spent the rent money on drugs and got the family evicted. And after years of hunger and neglect, McKee was bounced around San Diego County to 23 different foster care placements and 14 schools.

Qualcomm ruling sends a warning on discovery
A federal magistrate’s ruling last month that wireless giant Qualcomm committed a “monumental discovery violation” in a patent infringement case should serve as a cautionary tale to lawyers who handle complex litigation, say legal experts.

Annie Virginia Stephens CokerAnnie Coker: A pioneer California lawyer
Google the name “Annie Virginia Stephens Coker” and no results pop up on the computer screen. But Coker was the first black woman lawyer in California, and Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brenda Harbin-Forte thinks it’s time she received her due.

Jim HusseyJim Hussey appointed
to the board of governors

Jim Hussey may be the newest public member of the State Bar Board of Governors, but he probably knows more about the inner workings of the bar than many of the board’s elected lawyer members.

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