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  • The story behind the Hotel Shangri-La anti-Semitism trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 22, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    It was late in the afternoon on Aug. 15, a Wednesday, when the jury delivered its verdict to a Santa Monica courtroom. The discrimination case that had been brought against the oceanfront boutique Hotel Shangri-La by a group of young Jews had been going on for nearly four weeks, and...

  • Allison Margolin, L.A.’s dopest attorney

    October 27, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Allison Margolin, 33, is speaking rapidly and interchangeably into two phones. Scribbling notes with her right hand and gesturing with her left, she punctuates points by emphatically tapping her 3-inch-stiletto-heeled boot on the floor.

    It’s 10 a.m., and Margolin, dressedin...

  • Preminger retrospective to showcase his cinematic art

    By George Robinson

    January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    At the height of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Dr. Markus Preminger, a brilliant young lawyer, was offered the position of chief prosecutor, an honor never bestowed on a Jewish attorney. There was only one catch: He had to convert to Catholicism. He refused and got the appointment...
  • Book review: The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Divorce attorneys. Are there two dirtier words in the English language? Thoughts of them conjure up images of circling human sharks, cold-blooded assassins and profiteers feasting on the misery of others. Turning to them for suggestions on how to stay married would seem about as...
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  • More Information on Getting That Visa

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Visa Violations

    The U.S. government estimates that about 40 percent of people who are in this country illegally arrived on a legal visa but lost their legal status either by overstaying or otherwise violating the terms of their visa. These are sometimes referred to as "nonimmigrant...

  • Pollard Appeal Fails; Few Options Left

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard, after a U.S. federal appeals court last Friday rejected the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst's claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    The court...

  • Stuart D. Buchalter

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Stuart D. Buchalter, a prominent Los Angeles corporate and securities attorney and philanthropist, died Jan. 7 at the age of 66.

    Buchalter, of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, mentored numerous attorneys and was a dedicated teacher of the law to all around him.

    A Los Angeles...

  • Rabbi to Undergo Anger Management

    By Marc Ballon

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The UCLA Hillel rabbi who allegedly lost his temper and assaulted a freelance journalist who called him a derogatory name has agreed to a recommendation that he undergo 36 hours of anger management and pen a letter of apology to his reported victim.

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller has...

  • Pollard Lawyers Get Day in Federal Court

    By Edwin Black

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sept. 2 is going to be a big day for Jonathan Pollard: The American Jewish spy is going to get another day in court.

    Pollard's lawyers will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind the life sentence he received 18...

  • An Ethical Vision

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dov Seidman is used to riding a little ahead of the curve. Back in 1998, the Los Angeles-based attorney and founder of the legal research firm Legal Research Network (LRN) decided to expand his business to include an online course in business ethics.

     At the time, no one could...

  • Eulogies:Harvey Silbert

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Harvey Silbert, philanthropist and attorney, died Sept. 28. He was 90.

    For more than six decades, as a businessman, founding partner and attorney of counsel to numerous law firms, Silbert had been a professional and philanthropic engine in Los Angeles.

    In a eulogy, Rabbi John Rosove...

  • Eulogies:Martin William Siegel

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Martin William Siegel, workers' compensation attorney, died Aug. 18 at the age of 50.

    Marty was a well-known and respected attorney specializing in workers' compensation law throughout Southern California. He successfully supported and defended the rights of a legion of workers.

    He...

  • Balancing the Scales

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the duty to assist those in danger under Jewish law compared to American law? The question is no mere academic exercise to Neil H. Cogan, dean of the Whittier Law School, who spoke on the topic last week as the inaugural speaker of the recently formed Jewish Lawyers of Orange...

  • Community Scholar

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Driven by a personal desire for intellectual growth, Arie Katz set out last year to attract to Orange County the sort of eminent Jewish scholars that few synagogues can afford to woo on their own.

    With little more than his own chutzpah and considerable networking skills, the Newport...

  • Latino Group Sues Over District Lines

    By Mike Levy

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    If the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) gets its way, state Senate elections scheduled for March will be postponed until June, and California's newly redrawn congressional districts will be re-redrawn.

    MALDEF has filed a lawsuit challenging congressional...

  • A Matter of Integrity

    By Tom Tugend

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the neck-and-neck race for city attorney of Los Angeles, throw out the form sheets based on the customary political, ethnic and ideological benchmarks.

    Both Michael "Mike" Feuer and Rockard "Rocky" Delgadillo are Democrats. They are vigorous young men (Mike is 42; Rocky is 40),...

  • Oil Loses Round

    By Julie G Fax

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Neighbors for a Safe Environment (NASE) won a round April 18 in its ongoing battle with an oil company that wants to expand operations at a site in the Pico-Robertson area.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Yaffe announced that he would issue an order that will force the City of...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Attorney GerrySchubert may be a relatively familiar face in Orange County; alongtime resident of Yorba Linda and a member at Mission Viejo'sCongregation Eilat, Schubert is actively involved in JewishFederation projects. But, soon, he may become better known for therelease of his...

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