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The State Bar of California has named a new Chief Court Counsel to lead the State Bar Court of California. The State Bar named Deputy Chief Trial Counsel Gregory Dresser to fill the independent court's management and legal counselor position. Dresser previously served as interim chief trial counsel for 13 months and as assistant chief trial counsel. Prior to joining the State Bar, he was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into law, the fee bill for the State Bar of California. In addition to setting the annual licensing fee for lawyers, SB 36 includes historic reforms for the public protection agency.
The State Bar submitted a final report and analysis of the California Bar Exam passing score yesterday to the California Supreme Court. The first-ever such report in California is also one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the country.
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A Southern California attorney was disbarred after he was found guilty of false imprisonment for planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer and enlisting the police, based on fraud and deceit, to detain her.
A Southern California attorney who engaged in bad faith, dishonesty and concealment, for the purpose of enriching herself and denying her siblings their entitlement to a multi-million dollar legacy left by their parents, was disbarred for violating her fiduciary duties.
Technology gave State Bar and legal aid representatives located hundreds of miles apart a chance to share strategies for increasing funding for California's neediest residents.
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