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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.
The State Bar of California is pleased to announce that Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law its annual fee bill, SB 387, which will keep the basic yearly licensing fee at $315 for 2016 for practicing lawyers in California.
A San Diego tax attorney is facing disbarment for entering into $1.4 million in questionable business deals with an elderly client.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be among the individuals, law firms and legal organizations to be honored for their extraordinary work during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting Oct. 8 through 11 in Anaheim.
The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California has named state industrial relations attorney Vanessa L. Holton as the State Bar’s new general counsel.
The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California has named Alameda County Court Executive Officer Leah T. Wilson as its first chief operations officer.
Los Angeles attorney David J. Pasternak was elected today as president of the State Bar of California for 2015-2016.
The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California has named Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, dean emerita of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, as its next executive director/chief executive officer.
The State Bar of California announced today that audit letters will go out next week to approximately 5,200 attorneys to ensure compliance with Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements.
The State Bar of California has created a new series of free pamphlets for consumers who are seeking legal advice or have a problem with their attorney.
An independent examination by the California State Auditor today confirmed the integrity of the State Bar of California’s discipline case data.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has granted the State Bar’s request to send to arbitration a lawsuit filed by the bar’s former executive director.