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  • Ripples In The Pond: Turning Chaos Into Light

    By Beit T'shuvah

    October 29, 2014 | 9:39 am

    By Andy Besser

    For the first 36 years of my life I was pretty much running amok.  Without a plan for life, I was self-will run wild, doing as I pleased and as I wanted without much real regard for the impact I was having on the world around me, especially on my friends and...

  • Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina

    September 17, 2014 | 11:36 am

    An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in...

  • Lawyer uncovers her roots in debut novel ‘City of the Sun’

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    September 10, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    In 1956, during the Suez Crisis, a young Juliana Maio and her family were kicked out of Egypt and forced to flee to France. All her life, she was curious about her background and her roots, and as she grew older, she started to research her personal history. 

    “I had a question,...

  • Benjamin Reznik: L.A. based lawyer who takes on Goliath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 26, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Among land-use attorneys working in Los Angeles, Benjamin Reznik is better known than most, perhaps because of his success at suing the City of Los Angeles. In 2009, the partner in the firm of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP told the Los Angeles Times he had probably sued the...

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  • Kenneth Feinberg: The 9/11 mediator who listens

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    When massive tragedy strikes in the United States, when half a dozen or a score or thousands of people are killed in a single incident, when disaster hits a region, Kenneth Feinberg often gets a call.

    The Washington attorney is perhaps best known for his work as the administrator...

  • Citing Trayvon Martin case, lawyers seek change of venue in Baltimore assault

    April 24, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager requested that the trial be moved out of the city because of perceived similarities between the case and the death of Trayvon Martin.

    Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim are accused of beating a 15-year-old male in...

  • Lawyer for Leiby Kletzky’s alleged murderer: My client is insane

    October 25, 2011 | 11:28 am

    A lawyer for the man who confessed to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky said the confession was coerced and his client is insane.

    Howard Greenberg, an attorney for Levi Aron, said during a hearing Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn that he will prove that Aron is not...

  • Voicemail and My Father’s Outgoing Message…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 2, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    The other day a friend of mine told me that I am the only person she knows that still owns an answering machine…  Apparently, everyone else in the world has long done away with those and only using electronic voice-mail now.  I’m a bit slow with technology, I admit.  However, I...

  • Obvious vs. the-Not-So-Obvious!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood.  The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...

  • A Kristallnacht lesson for our generation

    May 16, 2011 | 11:52 am

    It was Nov. 9 - Kristallnacht, the night of “broken glass” - when hundreds of Jewish businesses and virtually every synagogue throughout Germany and Austria were set ablaze.

    On that terrible night in 1938, my father, Sol, ran into a burning synagogue near his home in Vienna and...

  • Three Cheers For the Law

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 11, 2011 | 2:34 am

    Yesterday, was my first day of my last semester of my last year in law school, which according to the current climate is a bigger waste of time than the summer I spent after college writing my novel when I never had time to write.  Over the weekend, this NY Times piece came out and...

  • A lawyer’s personal investment in Mideast peace

    By Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2010 | 3:24 pm

    Josef Avesar is a soft-spoken lawyer with a wife and four children, but for the past six years he has spent most of his time and a considerable amount of his own money on an all-consuming project: to establish an Israeli-Palestinian Confederation (IPC) and break the interminable...

  • Who is Roger Diamond?

    By David Suissa

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Put yourself in the shoes of this Jewish man. You're a lawyer representing the interests of a strip club called Skins, which has been in a long, drawn-out battle with the city and neighborhood groups to operate their club at the southern tip of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood,...
  • Jack Gindi, American Jewish University philanthropist, dies at 83

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Gindi, real estate developer, lawyer, philanthropist and Jewish community benefactor, died Saturday, Aug. 4, at 83, following a prolonged illness.

    Known primarily for his philanthropy with American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism), where an auditorium...
  • Lawyer makes case for answering rabbinical school call

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kenneth Klee is living the American dream.

    He is a nationally recognized bankruptcy lawyer, founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern and was named one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. A tenured law professor at UCLA, he lectures...
  • Sex and The 30-Something Professional

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Before David Rouda became a stage director and writer, he was an internationally ranked rower who placed 17th in the 1999 World Rowing Championships. Rouda, who started training as a sculler at 13, won six Gold Medals at the Maccabee Games and just missed qualifying for the 2000...
  • Who needs law school? Just marry a lawyer!

    By Jane Ulman

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    First, let me say that by the time I announced to my family that I was actually getting married, at the already questionable child-bearing age of 34, they would have been ecstatic had I said I was marrying a Martian.

    The fact that Larry was a lawyer, on the partner track at a...

  • Writer spins thrillers from his own undercover adventures

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jet lag launched Haggai Carmon into his career as an author. The international lawyer found himself in a small, unheated hotel room in a remote country he won't identify. He was on U.S. government assignment, collecting intelligence on a violent criminal organization, but his...
  • 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...
  • Young Lawyer Has a Ball With Bet Tzedek

    By Marc Ballon

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As a young summer associate with a Los Angeles law firm, Jeffrey Sklar looked forward to attending his first Justice Ball. He wanted to see '80s icon Billy Idol do the "Rebel Yell" live. He wanted to hang out with other young attorneys and law students. He wasn't going for any...

  • ‘Top Gun’ Lawyer Aims to Aid Likud

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The latest, and certainly most colorful, addition to the ranks of the local Likud leadership is Beverly Hills lawyer Myles L. Berman.

    He is better known to citizens facing drunk driving charges -- and to connoisseurs of advertising slogans -- as The Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney, but...

  • The Nation and The World

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    New Anti-Semitism Report

    The U.S. State Department praised the work of European governments against anti-Semitism, but said law enforcement must do more to respond to anti-Semitic crimes. The State Department�(tm)s report addressing anti-Semitic incidents around the...

  • From Punk Teen to Bet Tzedek Dream

    By Marc Ballon

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Mitch Kamin was a punk. As a teenager, he would don grubby jeans and an attitude and make his way to the Roxy, Madame Wong's or the Whisky A Go Go to listen to the sonic drum-and-guitar assaults of such bands as X and the Circle Jerks. Plowing his way through the mosh pit, the young...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Master Mined

    The Walt Disney Concert Hall has not opened yet, but, no doubt, you will point out the downtown Los Angeles edifice to your out-of-town visitors when you play tourist guide this summer. That's because the hall's colossal, flowing panoply of flapping pantiles -- based...

  • The Class of ‘93

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As students around the Southland graduate and move beyond high school, The Journal sought out some of the outstanding Jewish high school seniors of 10 years ago, talking with five of the 13 valedictorians of the Class of 1993. Current grads can take solace that these five...

  • Hadassah Encourages Women to ‘Check Out’ Program

    By Journal Staff

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Janine McMillion was 29 when she married, entered her third year of law school and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, the Huntington Beach resident is an employment lawyer, whose survival story was the centerpiece of "Check It Out," an early-detection program for youth put on...

  • Gambling Goodman

    By Amy Klein

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Oscar Goodman sure likes his Beefeater.

    So much so that this Las Vegas mayor had proposed to become a spokesman for the gin company for $100,000. The money, Goodman promised, would go to the city coffers.

    On a November Friday afternoon, just a day after news of the Beefeater...

  • The Secret History

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People," by Jonathan Kirsch (Viking Press, $14.95).

    Jonathan Kirsch lives a double life that many lawyers only dream of.

    An attorney specializing in the field of publishing law by day, he is also the best-selling...

  • Inside Dating

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When "Inside Schwartz" creator Stephen Engel was in college, dating was relatively easy. He'd meet a girl in class, hang out -- and presto! -- he had a girlfriend.

    But when Engel's college flame dumped him when he was 25, the Jewish writer entered alien territory: the singles scene....

  • Advice From the Trenches

    By Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The statistics haven't changed much in the close to 30 years I've been in practice. About 50 percent of all American marriages end in divorce. As a family law attorney, I work with people every day who are giving up on their dreams of marital bliss. And in many cases -- for my client...

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