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Leaving Las Vegas
It took an act of Congress and gaming money from Nevada for the Graton Indians to open a casino in Sonoma County. But opponents are still trying to shut it down, and they have one last chance in court.

Sede Vacante at the California Supreme Court
The departure of two justices means change is coming to the state's high court. A look at the past year's decisions.

The 2014 California 50
Our survey of the state's biggest law firms reveals they are adapting to new conditions but cautious about growth in California.


California Update: Reproductive Rights
California remains unaffected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Connecting Clients and Lawyers
Lawyer-referral services struggle to meet the growing need for legal help.

Good Works: Mobile Clinics Reach Out
The Justice Bus Project brings lawyers to hard-to-reach clients.

Patent Payouts by the Numbers

Verbatim

Going Mobile
Consultants and practicing attorneys say mobile consumer apps should be in every lawyer's toolbox -- and not for posting selfies.

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Technology

Editor's Note

Letters

Expert Advice: Ensuring Peace in Multiparty Cases
All litigators need to know the statutory rules governing good faith settlements.

MCLE: Knowing When to Quit
Aging attorneys who begin to lose the ability to practice face ethical dilemmas.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: Hollywood Dreams v. Reality
A lawyer recalls his experience as the creator of the TV series "Justice."

Legal Ease: The Urge to Exclaim
In legal writing, don't give in to the urge to exclaim.

Legally Speaking: Questioning Convictions
A conversation with Innocence Project founder Barry C. Scheck.

The Supremes: Recess Is Never Long Enough
The U.S. Supreme Court remains first among co-equals yielding significant decisions on important issues; the mixed reaction to its hobby preference.