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The State Bar of California's California Board of Legal Specialization reported today that 75 percent of the examinees passed the October 2015 Legal Specialist Examination.
The State Bar Board of Trustees has approved the transfer of $2 million in reserves to the Client Security Fund, boosting the amount available for payouts this year to $8 million.
Unaccredited law schools in California will be required to report student attrition rates in the written disclosures that must be provided to students under a new rule approved today by the State Bar Board of Trustees.
Two attorneys from Northern California won election today to serve on the Board of Trustees for the State Bar of California.
The State Bar of California’s Governance in the Public Interest Task Force today heard from six experts on the structure and functioning of lawyer and other professional organizations.
The State Bar of California’s Governance in the Public Interest Task Force will meet Thursday, Feb. 25, in San Francisco, to learn about how other State Bars and regulatory agencies are organized and governed.
The State Bar is pleased to announce new grants to provide legal services that help prevent foreclosure and foster community redevelopment for low-income Californians.
The State Bar Court Review Department has recommended disbarment for Los Angeles attorney Gene Wook Choe for misconduct that included collecting $258,400 in illegal advanced fees for loan modification services.
Candidates are sought to serve as State Bar Court judges. One Review Department and two Hearing Department judge positions are being filled.
The Board of Trustees for the State Bar of California adopted a budget for 2016-2018 today that includes a 6.2 percent reduction in expenditures for this year.
The State Bar of California announced today that it is broadening efforts to collect money owed by disciplined attorneys.
The public is invited to speak to the State Bar of California’s Rules Revision Commission on Feb. 3 about proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding the special responsibilities of criminal prosecutors.
The State Bar of California today announces that it has hired prominent trial firm Hueston Hennigan LLP to represent it in the suit filed by its former Executive Director Joseph Dunn.
The State Bar of California announced today that a judge has nominated former U.S. District Court Chief Magistrate Judge Edward A. Infante as the arbitrator to resolve a lawsuit brought by its former executive director.
The State Bar Board of Trustees today appointed Chief Trial Counsel Jayne Kim to serve a second four-year term as the State Bar’s top prosecutor, acting on the nomination of new Executive Director Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker.
The State Bar of California announced today that a judge has agreed to appoint an arbitrator to resolve a lawsuit filed by its former executive director.
The 2016 Board of Trustees election has drawn seven attorney candidates who are vying for two seats.
The State Bar of California’s Governance in the Public Interest Task Force will meet Wednesday, Dec. 9, to develop a plan for reviewing the bar’s governance structure, with the goal of providing a report to the Board of Trustees by mid-2016.
Attorneys and members of the public will be able to comment on the State Bar of California’s disciplinary procedures, attorney competency and admissions procedures at two hearings next month.
The State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners reported today that 46.6 percent of the applicants passed the July 2015 General Bar Examination (GBX).
Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Terry O. Wiley was appointed Friday to fill a temporary vacancy on the Board of Trustees through October 2016.
Orange County attorney James Mazi Parsa is facing disbarment for abandoning numerous clients in October 2009 after he was criminally convicted for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old employee.
La State Bar of California ha publicado una versión en Español de la folleto popular llamado "Los Mayores y la Ley: Una Guía para Californianos en su Tercera Edad".
The State Bar of California has released a Spanish-language version of the popular "Seniors and the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians." The free publication is now available for ordering by the public.
David J. Pasternak of Los Angeles was sworn in today as president of the State Bar of California for 2015-16 at the bar’s Annual Meeting in Anaheim. Other officers and incoming members of the Board of Trustees also commenced their terms.