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The State Bar of California announces the launch of its new website: www.calbar.ca.gov. The website redesign and overhaul comes at a time of ongoing reforms for the State Bar, and aims to provide greater accessibility for the public, attorneys and applicants.
The State Bar of California released the results of the February 2017 California Bar Exam and announced that 1,532 people (34.5 percent of applicants) passed the General Bar Exam.
The State Bar of California began its plan to implement the portions of a new ethics rule, Rule 5-110, regarding the responsibilities of criminal prosecutors that the California Supreme Court approved in an order.
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The 2017 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force submitted a report to the governor, the Legislature and the California Supreme Court May 15 outlining recommendations for improvements to the State Bar.
The 2016 Annual Discipline Report was delivered April 27 to the governor, the Legislature and the Supreme Court.
The California Supreme Court in May granted honorary posthumous admission to the State Bar for Sei Fujii, a Japanese-American who earned a law degree from USC School of Law but was barred from becoming a lawyer due to discriminatory exclusion laws that have since been overturned.
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Looking for a Regulatory report? See our page of reports on State Bar activities.