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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

(CBS)

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

(CBS)

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

UC Berkeley School of Law professor John Yoo

‘Torture Memo’ Lawsuit Against UC Berkeley Professor Tossed Out

A former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.

05/02/2012

(CBS)

Lawyer Sentenced For Stealing $1M From Dead East Bay Friend

A New York attorney will spend time in federal prison for a scheme in which he transferred more than $1 million from a dead Bay Area friend’s bank accounts to his own.

12/15/2011

Celestial Cassman

Santa Cruz Attorney Murdered In Hawaii; Suspect Arrested

Santa Cruz city officials Wednesday expressed grief over the murder of a local attorney in Hawaii last week.

09/07/2011

Joseph Naso

Marin Judge Grants Serial Killer Suspect’s Request To Be Own Lawyer

A Marin County Superior Court judge Friday morning granted accused serial killer Joseph Naso the right to represent himself on charges of murdering four Northern California women.

CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011

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