General

Strength in numbers is a mantra touted by any organization looking to make its mark, but it’s the mission behind that strength that sets them apart. In the case of the California Association of Black Lawyers, collective strength is more than just a mission–it’s a necessity.Throughout California’s far-flung counties, attorneys that make up each individual Black lawyer organizations in

The Domestic Violence Prevention Act (Fam. Code, §§ 6200-6409) authorizes a court to issue a protective order enjoining a party from engaging in specified acts, including threatening or harassing the other party or disturbing the peace of the other party. “Disturbing the peace of the other party” is broadly defined as “conduct that destroys the mental or emotional calm of

For every courtroom drama in Southern California that generates bold headlines in the news cycle, there are an incalculable number of cases that go unnoticed. Away from the glare of the mainstream media, eye-opening lessons about everyday legal proceedings in Los Angeles and their cumulative effect on California law often slip by without so much as a tweet.

It’s the

As California’s hotel and hospitality industry prepares to open its doors for the first time since the pandemic, one person who is happy to check in once again is Walter Almendarez. The former bellman at the Chateau Marmont hopes to return to work since being laid off last March after 23 years on the job.When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of

In a 5-4 per curiam opinion issued late Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that California’s restrictions on private gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely unconstitutional and should be enjoined, overturning the Ninth Circuit’s finding to the contrary at the end of last month.

“This is the fifth time the Court has summarily rejected the Ninth Circuit’s analysis of

A California Supreme Court ethics committee on Wednesday issued an expedited opinion providing guidance for judges who want to exchange gifts with court staff, cautioning that staff can’t be pressured into such exchanges.

“Giving and receiving gifts can be an important and meaningful way to develop good relationships between judges and court staff,” San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge George

California, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, filed an amicus brief Thursday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a Ninth Circuit decision striking down a set of Arizona election rules on the basis that they discriminated against voters of color.

In January 2020, the Ninth Circuit held in Democratic National Committee v. Hobbs that an

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday formally appointed Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, to fill the state’s U.S. Senate seat vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. To fill the secretary of state post vacated by Padilla, Newsom nominated state Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).

Padilla, 47, will be the first Latino U.S. senator for California, whose population is 39 percent