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California Lawyer, a well-respected legal publication out of the Bay area, has shut down.

Summary: California Lawyer, a well-respected legal publication located in the Bay area, has shut down.

According to, California Lawyer has shuttered its doors. All staff and employees have been let go, and the October edition of the magazine was its last.


California Lawyer is a Daily Journal publication based in the Bay area. Thus far, no mention of the closing has been made on its website or Twitter feed.

American Lawyer Media has suffered from rounds of layoffs.

According to, a tipster stated that seven full-time staff lost their jobs when the magazine shut down: an editor, a senior editor, an associate editor, a copy chief, a design director, an art director, and a production manager.

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According to the magazine’s website,, the magazine was a monthly publication that provided readers with legal analysis, in-depth features, updates on technology, and practical advice on the law. The magazine had won over 70 Maggie awards from the Western Publications Association for excellence in editorial design and content. It had also won national honors from the Society of Publication Designers, Folio’s Eddie Awards, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Hundreds may suffer a layoff at a New Jersey firm.

California Lawyer’s homepage, which is still active, lists articles such as “How to Talk About Money with Your Client and Avoid Awkwardness,” “Using Email as Evidence at Trial,” and “5 Online Marketing Tips for Small Firms.”


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