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  • Courtroom mavens give back on temple boards

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    March 19, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    One Century City law firm has assembled a dream team of high-powered leaders — in more ways than you might expect.

    Three partners at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP do much more than work long hours; they are, or recently have been, presidents at prominent local...

  • Zuckerberg Ties the Knot but Money Trumps Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 22, 2012 | 7:16 am

    Mark Zuckerberg got married.  Mazel Tov.  He is a Jew, she is a Gentile, and so another one bites the dust.  Priscilla Chan is a nice young doctor so that’s a sweet Jewish touch, but we really know nothing about this couple or how their wedding went down.  What we do know for sure...

  • Prodded by Danon, U.S. lawyers set to sue Goldstone

    April 7, 2011 | 10:06 am

    A group of American Jewish lawyers is set to file a civil lawsuit against Richard Goldstone initiated by Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon.

    The class action suit against the author of the Goldstone Report, a United Nations document about Israel’s conduct during the monthlong Gaza war in...

  • The Four Big Madoff Questions:
    Who's to blame, how much is lost, where's the money, will it occur again?

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 24, 2008 | 2:33 am

    Why is this fraud different from all other frauds?

    The Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme will definitely rewrite the record books when it comes to its dollar size, duration, number of victims, concentration within the Jewish community and, yes, the mountain of legal fees it generates....

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  • Big legal trouble ahead for victimized charities and investors

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 24, 2008 | 2:18 am

    Alot of very determined people are already looking to recover money on behalf of victims of the Bernard L. Madoff swindle.

    Their hunt will unquestionably lead them to the doors of many well-known Jewish charities and wealthy investors who had the misfortune of investing with or...

  • Volunteer network aids Holocaust funds program

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Bet Tzedek video shows a similar effort in 2006


    A network of volunteers from many of the nation's leading law firms, recruited through a Los Angeles initiative, is helping to write what appears to be the last chapter in the long and contentious history of reparations to Holocaust...

  • Bet Tzedek benefit gathers lawyers and money

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Bet Tzedek Draws Legion of Lawyers

    A legion of lawyers in dark suits and ties, pencil skirts and high heels walked the rain-slicked streets of Century City to the Hyatt Regency. Inside, barristers filled the ballroom to celebrate Bet Tzedek and the people who devote themselves to...
  • Family Law Center Thanks Its Founding ‘Angel’

    By Beverly Levitt

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you meet Grace Quinn sunning herself on the patio of her home at Westwood Horizons Retirement Residence or pushing her bright red walker in Trader Joe's, you wouldn't guess that this nonagenarian is one of the founders of Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center.

    In 1981, a...

  • Tommywood - WB’s Legal Eagles

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    On Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m., the WB will premiere "Just Legal." Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the current home-run king of TV, this is no "C.S.I." clone, but rather a one-hour drama with occasional comic moments that is about the beauty, the promise, the reality and the...

  • 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...

  • JDL Trial Set for October

    By Mike Levy

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The trial of Jewish Defense League (JDL) leaders Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel on criminal conspiracy charges in the alleged plot to detonate bombs at a mosque and a congressman's office is scheduled to begin in October. As Rubin and Krugel await their trial in a shared cell at the...

  • 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...

  • Demonstrating Support

    By Michael J

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    After an appeal by Iran's chief rabbi, the Iranian judiciary has announced it will allow 13 Jews accused of spying for Israel and America to hire their own lawyers, said an American Jewish leader.

    The 13 will also get a few extra days to prepare their case, according to Malcolm...