About San Diego, California
Known for its beaches, zoo, sea-animal amusement park, proximity to festive Tijuana, and other attractions, San Diego is a vacation destination for millions of American families. San Diego is a large, spread-out city, with a population of over 1 million, and 3 million in the greater San Diego area. Major cities near San Diego include Chula Vista, National City, Carlsbad, El Cajon, and Santee.
San Diego’s economy is based on biotech, U.S. Navy construction, finance and business, software development, and tourism. Boasting three law schools and a favorable climate, lawyers have flocked to the city, competing for available lawsuits. The San Diego County Bar Association, founded in 1899, has over 10,000 lawyer members.
In the News: San Diego lawyers see every type of legal situation in areas such as criminal law, personal injury law, bankruptcy law, real estate law, and medical malpractice law. In a recent lawsuit, disabled visitors of the San Diego Zoo filed suit, claiming that they were unfairly discriminated against pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Disabled plaintiffs told stories about how they were wheeled out of line and made to sign waiver of liability forms, causing them great embarrassment and emotional distress. The case settled for an undisclosed amount.
Competent San Diego lawyers will be familiar with the San Diego Superior Court, conveniently located at 10 locations throughout San Diego County. The San Diego Superior Court is divided into appeals, civil, criminal, family, juvenile, landlord/tenant, probate, restraining orders, small claims, and traffic courts.
In addition to these resources, you can learn more about San Diego law at the following outside sources:
- University of San Diego Legal Research Center
- San Diego Public Library
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library
- Lawyer Referral Services in San Diego County, CA
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