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.
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.
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 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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