California Lawyer Magazine

California Lawyer Magazine in the United States

The California Lawyer magazine, founded in 1980, was distributed to all lawyers in California. The monthly magazine contained news of the legal profession and commentary on cases and legal trends. One annual feature was the the magazine’s designation of “attorneys of the year” in California for significant case victories and other achievements.

It ceased publication in September 2015.

Presentation from the Magazine

California Lawyer is the United States’ “leading legal magazine, covering the country’s most dynamic and talked about legal market. Every month, we provide our readers with timely legal analysis, in-depth features, technology updates, and practical advice on substantive law. To date, we have won more than 70 Maggie awards from the Western Publications Association for excellence in editorial content and design. We have also won national honors from American Society of Business Publication Editors, Folio’s Eddie Awards, and the Society of Publication Designers. In the world of legal publications, California Lawyer is in a league of its own.”

Other California Publications of the Daily Journal group are:

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Business Journal (Riverside)
  • Daily Commerce (Los Angeles)
  • The Daily Recorder (Sacramento)
  • The Inter-City Express (Oakland)
  • Orange County Reporter
  • San Diego Commerce
  • San Jose Post-Record

Awards

In 2010, California Lawyer racked up six awards for journalistic excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Among the winning articles: Chuleenan Svetvilas’s behind-the-scenes account of the making of a constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 (“Anatomy of a Complaint,” January 2010); Dashka Slater’s profile of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi “Mr. Public Defender,” ( May 2010); and Tom McNichol’s in-depth cover story on the legal challenges mounted against LegalZoom (“Is LegalZoom’s Gain Your Loss?” September 2010).
A year later, California Lawyer has won two Maggie Awards from the Western Publishing Association for its journalism in 2011. For best profile, the Maggie went to Tom McNichol’s story about Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander, who, before landing his current job, struggled with a life-threatening methamphetamine habit (“The Comeback”). And for best news story, the top prize went to Matthew Heller’s piece about sex-tort litigation (“Dangerous Liaisons,” February 2011).

Topical Content

The topical content of the Magazine included:

  • Corporate
  • Cybersecurity
  • Technology
  • Securities
  • Privacy
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Tech Tools for New Lawyers
  • Expert Witness
  • White-Collar Defense
  • Lawyers of the Year (CLAY Awards)
  • Small Firm Solutions
  • ADR Guide
  • China Deals
  • Storage Tools
  • Courtroom Resource Guide
  • Intellectual Property–Litigation
  • Small Law Firms
  • Business Travel
  • Information Governance
  • Technology Guide
  • Labor & Employment
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mobilitiy & Security
  • Energy
  • Litigation
  • Trial Tech
  • Recruiters Guide
  • Class Action
  • Disruptive Technology
  • Small Firm Solutions
  • False Claims
  • Diversity
  • California 50 Top
  • California Supreme Court
  • E Discovery
  • Technology Guide
  • Antitrust
  • 9th Circuit Review
  • Client Trust Account
  • Websites and Blogs
  • Litigation Funding
  • Research Tools
  • Land Use
  • International Law
  • Timekeeping and Billing
  • CLE and Office Resources Guides
  • Labor & Employment

MCLE CENTER Topical Content

  • Accident
  • Alter Ego
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Anti-SLAPP
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Art Expert
  • Art Law
  • Assumption of Risk
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Attorney Advertising
  • Attorney Privilege
  • Attorney Substance Abuse
  • Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Attorneys
  • Attorneys Fees
  • Audio Recording
  • Best Efforts
  • Bias
  • Business Organization
  • Cell Phones
  • Certificate
  • Charitable Exemption
  • Civil Procedure
  • Class Action
  • College Violence
  • Communicating with Clients
  • Compensation
  • Compensation Package
  • Competition Rules
  • Conflicts
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Copyright Liability
  • Corporate Conflicts
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Court
  • Court Forum
  • Court Rules
  • Credibility
  • Criminal Conduct
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody Mediation
  • Cy Pres Doctrine
  • Cyberspace
  • Damages
  • Damages Clauses
  • Dangerous Client
  • Data Security
  • Deadlines
  • Deceptive Advertising
  • Demand Letters
  • Deposition
  • Disability
  • Disclosure
  • Discovery
  • Discrimination
  • Diversity
  • DNA
  • Double-Dipping
  • Drug
  • Drug Test
  • Drug Testing
  • Duty to Settle
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employers
  • Employment
  • Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Enforceable Settlement Agreements
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Equality
  • Estate Planning
  • Ethics
  • Evidence
  • Evidence
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Expert Testimony
  • Extrinsic Evidence
  • Fair Use
  • False Claims
  • Family Law
  • Fee Arbitration
  • Fee Payments
  • Fifth Amendment
  • Foreclosure
  • Friends
  • Gang Injunctions
  • Gender
  • Global Warming
  • Global-Warming
  • Good Faith
  • High-Court Review
  • HIPAA Liability
  • Hollywood
  • Indemnity
  • Innocence
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interim Fees
  • Internet
  • Internet Law
  • Interns
  • Involuntary Bankruptcy
  • IP Attorney
  • Judges
  • Judicial Review in Arbitration
  • Jury
  • Jury Instructions
  • Jury Practice
  • Jury Selection
  • Labor Harassment
  • Law Practice
  • Law Practice Management
  • Lawyer Drug Abuse
  • Lawyer Fees
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics Rules
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Profession
  • Level Playing Field
  • Liability
  • License
  • Liquor
  • Litigants
  • Litigation
  • Litigation Strategy
  • Malpractice
  • Malpractice Claims
  • Marijuana
  • Mediated Settlements
  • Mediation
  • Mediation Confidentiality
  • Money Laundering
  • Motions
  • Non-Compete Clauses
  • Noncompete Clauses
  • Nonrefundable Deposit
  • Offer to Compromise
  • Oral Arguments
  • Palma Notices
  • Parol Evidence
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Protection
  • Patents
  • Pet Trusts
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • Plea Bargaining
  • Political Campaigns
  • Practice
  • Pregnancy
  • Prejudice
  • Press
  • Privacy Law
  • Privileged Communications
  • Privileged Witness
  • Proceeding
  • Project Approval
  • Prosecution
  • Public Employees
  • Punitive Damages
  • Real Estate
  • Record
  • Reduction of Bias
  • Referees
  • Religion
  • Retainers
  • Retiring
  • Right of Occupancy
  • Right of Publicity
  • Sealing Evidence
  • Settlement Talks
  • Settling Cases
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Sham Guaranty
  • Shopping Mall
  • Skills
  • SLAPP
  • Social Security Disability
  • State Law
  • State Procedure
  • Stays on Appeal
  • Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
  • Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Details
  • Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Suits
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Surveillance Material
  • Tax
  • Tenants
  • Three Strikes Law
  • Tobacco
  • Torts
  • Trade Secret Insurance
  • Trademark
  • Tree Law
  • Trial
  • Unbundling
  • Unclean Hands
  • Unfair Competition
  • Victim Restitution
  • Victims
  • Web Defamation
  • Web Evidence
  • Website
  • Witnesses
  • Worker Smoking
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workplace
  • Workplace Settlements

Ranking of the Website

According to Alexa in November 2015:

  • Global Rank: 1,208,034 165,740
  • Rank in United States: 274,424
  • Country Percent of Visitors Rank in the United States: 84.3%
  • Bounce Rate: 64.60%
  • Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 2.00
  • Daily Time on Site: 2:23
  • Search Visits: 12.70%
  • Site people visited immediately before this site: Google.com (Percent of Unique Visits: 35.4%)

List of Collaborators

  • Adam G. Slote
  • Alan S. Levins
  • Jason E. Shapiro
  • Alan Weinfeld
  • Alex Ricciardulli
  • Alice Mead
  • Allen B. Grodsky
  • Allen B. Grodsky
  • Amy E. Margolin
  • Amy O’Keefe
  • Andrew W. Stroud
  • Anne ImObersteg
  • Anthony A. De Corso
  • Antonio R. Sarabia II
  • Arthur F. Silbergeld
  • Barri Kaplan Bonapart
  • Belynda Reck
  • Bob Benjy
  • Brad A. Weinreb
  • Bradley A. Weinreb
  • Brian Dinday
  • Brian Kabateck
  • Byron Cooper
  • Cari A. Cohorn
  • Cassandra Franklin
  • Cassandra S. Franklin
  • Christina Lincoln
  • Christopher Cox
  • Christopher M. Neumeyer
  • Karen D. Morse
  • Craig A. Roeb
  • Zachary P. Marks
  • Cynthia E. Fruchtman
  • Dale J. Giali
  • Damon C. Anastasia
  • Dan Jacobson
  • Daniel D. McMillan
  • Daniel E. Eaton
  • Daniel T. McCloskey
  • David M. Axelrad
  • David Steinberg
  • David W. Evans
  • Deborah Rosenthal
  • Diana Mercer
  • Douglas deVries
  • Drew E. Pomerance
  • Edward G. Weil
  • Edward J. Imwinkelried
  • Forrest S. Mosten
  • Frederick Hertz
  • Gerald G. Knapton
  • Glen T. Jonas
  • Gregory A. Nylen
  • Gregory J. Rolen
  • Greta Schnetzler
  • Laurie K. Simonson
  • Harvey Friedman
  • Rachel Wilkes
  • Jack S. Yeh and Ileana M. Hernandez
  • James D. Ward
  • James J. Mullen III
  • Jeremy B. Rosen
  • Jerold S. Sherman
  • Jerome B. Falk Jr.
  • Jessica R. MacGregor
  • Joan C. Williams
  • John Dratz Jr.
  • John E. Hullverson
  • John Eastman
  • John P. Blumberg
  • Jonathan Pink
  • Joseph P. McMonigle
  • Josh King
  • Julie A. Goren
  • Katherine M. Basile
  • Kenneth W. Kossoff
  • Kent A. Halkett
  • Kerstin Arusha
  • Kimberly A. Smith
  • Kimberly Thomas Rapp
  • Claudia Peña
  • Kirk Pasich
  • Laura Gahn
  • Laurence H. Schnabel
  • Leigh Chandler
  • Lisa A. Linsky
  • Lisa Perrochet
  • Louis E. Michelson
  • M. C. Sungaila
  • M. Sue Talia
  • Marc Price Wolf
  • Mark E. Hancock
  • Mark J. Hancock
  • Sunny S. Shapiro
  • Mark Mermelstein
  • Marshall A. Glick
  • Marshall S. Zolla
  • Deborah Elizabeth Zolla
  • Martin Quinn
  • Michael C. Denison
  • Michael D. Young
  • Michael J. Niborski
  • Michael K. Lindsey
  • John R. Sabatini
  • Michael Paul Thomas
  • Michael Paul Thomas
  • Christopher M. Fisher
  • Michele K. Trausch
  • Nancy N. Delogu
  • Nate Kowalski and Chris Milligan
  • Neal R. Marder
  • Neville L. Johnson
  • Paul L. Warner
  • Paul S. Chan
  • Peter S. Selvin
  • Ray E. Gallo
  • Patrick V. Chesney
  • Raymond F. Lynch
  • Rex S. Heinke
  • Richard E. Korb
  • Richard H. Lee
  • Richard Whitmore
  • Robert A. Bleicher
  • Robert C. Welsh
  • Pratheepan Gulasekaram
  • Robert J. Odson
  • Yen N. Nguyen
  • Robert J. Stumpf
  • Robert M. Heller
  • Robert O. Barton
  • Lawrence M. Markey Jr.
  • Robert S. Mann
  • Robert W. Wood
  • Rochelle L. Wilcox
  • Terri D. Keville
  • Rocky Tsai and Rebecca Harlow
  • Ronald J. Nessim
  • Ronald W. Novotny
  • Ryan Lozar
  • Sean A. O’Brien
  • Sean E. Ponist
  • Sean M. SeLegue
  • Shawn M. Ridley
  • Shawna L. Parks
  • Shelly Rosenfeld
  • Stephen K. Phillips
  • Joel A. Kane
  • Steven D. Wasserman
  • Steven D. Wasserman
  • Kelly Van Aken
  • Natassia Kwan
  • Steven H. Zidell
  • Steven J. André
  • Steven M. Schneider
  • Steven Mark Levy
  • Suzanne Badawi
  • Tara Fass
  • Timothy D. Reuben
  • Vance Woodward
  • Wendy L. Patrick
  • Wesley H. Avery
  • William Berg
  • William R. Slomanson
  • Zachariah D. Baker
  • Jennifer McCue

Legally Speaking

The section “Legally Speaking” was a talk show featuring the most interesting lawyers, judges and legal academics on the planet. Previous Participants include:

  • Michelle Alexander: Ohio State Law professor, civil rights advocate and litigator.
  • Russ Feingold: A conversation with the former U.S. Senator on the war on terror, the Obama presidency, and how the Senate has changed.
  • Nancy Gertner: The former United States federal judge talks about her unusual career with UC Hastings law professor Lisa Faigman.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gender discrimination, the death penalty, and her elephant ride with Antonin Scalia.
  • David Lat: A conversation with David Lat, the irrepressible founder of Above the Law.
  • Elyn Saks: The rights of the mentally ill and her own struggles with schizophrenia.
  • Antonin Scalia: The U.S. Supreme Court’s most outspoken justice rails against the “living” constitution.
  • Barry C. Scheck: A conversation with Innocence Project founder Barry C. Scheck.
  • Scott Turow: The man who reinvented the legal thriller talks about the creative process, the death penalty, and why he became a lawyer.
  • Adam Winkler: A conversation with UCLA law professor Adam Winkler on gun control legislation and the Second Amendment.

Content Services offered by

As “California Lawyer’s Custom Publishing and Content Marketing”, they offered the following content services:

  • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: “Showcase subject matter experts as leaders in their subject matter with topic-exclusive, theme-based content that is edited, designed and packaged to appear on callawyer.com and is promoted in California Lawyer to an audience of well over 140,000 in California.”
  • INTERVIEW SERIES: “Be interviewed for an article on a themed topic and raise brand awareness and showcase attorneys and subject matter experts as leading voices on said topic. Your interview will be edited for your review, designed, packaged and positioned in print in California Lawyer and online.”
  • EVENT BASED: “Law firms, legal technology companies and service providers all produce events that educate clients and prospects and act as business development tools. But more often than not there is no follow up when the events end. Daily Journal’s event based custom publishing can help. Daily Journal’s professionals will turn your live event into custom content that your company/firm can use for business development.”

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