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A cameraman records the judge's podium in a courtroom closed due to budget cuts and layoffs, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on March 16, 2009. Beset by an unprecedented budget crisis, the LA Superior Court, the largest trial court system in the US, laid off 329 employees and announced the closure of 17 courtrooms, with more of both expected in the future. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Attorney Testifies She Did Her Best To Care For 100+ Cats In Her Home

An Oakland attorney accused of animal abuse testified Wednesday that she did the best she could to care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home.

06/11/2014

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Billionaire Landowner To Testify In Court Over His Closing Off Access To Popular Peninsula Beach

Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist, is expected to testify Monday afternoon in Redwood City in a case where he’s accused of violating public access laws when he closed off Martins Beach.

05/12/2014

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Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud Charges Involving Sonoma Valley Bank

A North Bay real estate developer, a lawyer and two former bank executives have been indicted in federal court in San Francisco and arrested on charges of loan fraud in a case involving the now-failed Sonoma Valley Bank.

04/10/2014

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow’s Attorney Proclaims Client’s Innocence At Press Conference

Attorneys for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an admitted San Francisco gang leader implicated in a federal indictment that also includes state Sen. Leland Yee, argued Thursday that Chow is a changed man since his release from prison a decade ago and has committed no new crimes.

04/10/2014

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Santa Clara County Clerk’s Office Offers Valentine’s Day ‘Express Weddings’

Love is in the air at the Santa Clara County clerk’s office, where officials are now offering “express weddings” on Valentines Day. However, one divorce lawyer says from experience, these types of weddings can also result in speedy separations.

02/14/2014

Jefferson Award winner Mort Cohen (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Attorney Champions Underdogs, Changes Policy

A Bay Area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and the classroom. His volunteer work has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.

12/11/2013

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East Bay Divorce Lawyer Accused Of Wiretapping, Tax Evasion

A San Ramon divorce attorney was arrested at her Oakland home Tuesday on federal charges of evading taxes and conspiring with a former private investigator to bug the cars of her clients’ husbands, U.S. prosecutors announced.

09/18/2012

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Pacifica Lawyer Accused Of Passing Drugs To Inmate Faces Theft Trial

A Pacifica attorney accused of bringing pills to a jail inmate has been released, but is set to stand trial on separate theft charges next month, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

08/24/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawyer Who Advocated Occupying Foreclosed Homes May Be Disbarred

A California attorney who achieved national notoriety for advising clients to break into and reoccupy their foreclosed homes is facing the loss of his law license.

06/21/2012

Spencer Smith was arrested in connection with a fatal Dublin hit & run (Dublin PD/CBS)

San Ramon Attorney Arrested In Dublin Hit & Run That Killed Cyclist

A San Ramon man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist in Dublin on Tuesday, police officials said Friday.

05/18/2012

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