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  • Judge Wiss Explains How to Make the Complex Work

    By Ben Hancock

    Mary Wiss, one of just two judges overseeing complex civil litigation on the court, became the first woman to preside over the complex department in 2014. Over 13 years she's served in a variety of roles on the bench, handling everything from misdemeanors to mental health issues. She recently spoke with The Recorder about her style of questioning and what lawyers can learn from the court reporter.

  • A Courtroom Sketch Artist on Murder, Emotion and Finding an Angle

    By Ross Todd

    A regular presence in San Francisco Bay Area courtrooms, Vicki Ellen Behringer has had plenty of blockbuster trials to render over a career as a sketch artist.

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  • The Billable Hour Stranglehold on Insurance Defense Litigation

    By Cassidy Chivers and Kendra Basner

    Since 2008, the demand for legal services and law firm profitability has, even under the most optimistic studies, remained stagnant. Competition for market share has escalated. In response to this tightening landscape, many "BigLaw" firms have turned to alternative fee arrangements, or AFAs, as a way to stay ahead of, and distinguish themselves from the competition (without reducing rates), and cultivate a loyal client base.

  • What Employers Should Know About the DTSA

    By Kurt A. Kappes and Stephen Paffrath

    Should you notify your employees of their rights?

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Video: Celebrating the 2015 Women Leaders and Power Players

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This year's winners recount career crossroads and lessons learned.
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