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At a special meeting February 26, the State Bar of California Board of Trustees approved a 2024 budget that relies on last year’s building sale proceeds as a stopgap measure to stave off the impact of an ongoing structural deficit. The Board also reviewed and discussed plans for an April 1 set of reports to the Legislature that will articulate the State Bar’s needs for a fee increase in 2025.
For the first time in its 34-year history, the State Bar Court Reporter is now available online.
The State Bar of California announced today that it has earned Gold level status in its DEI Leadership Seal Program, and the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has earned Bronze. The two join 34 other California legal organizations that earned a DEI Leadership seal in 2023, when the State Bar launched the initiative to recognize legal employers who implement research-driven actions that further workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
At its meeting on January 18–19, the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees discussed the State Bar’s significant budget challenges and provided direction on plans to request of the Legislature a licensing fee increase for 2025. When the Legislature authorized flat licensing fees for 2024 amid an ongoing structural deficit in the State Bar’s General Fund, it directed submission of reports by April 1 that will outline the State Bar’s future funding needs.
In a first-of-its kind move, the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) voted today to withdraw the registration and terminate the degree-granting authority of Los Angeles-based Peoples College of Law (PCL), effective May 31, 2024.
In a ruling issued on December 6, 2023, the Ninth Circuit’s en banc panel affirms the State Bar’s sovereign immunity as an arm of the state under the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The State Bar of California’s first-ever comprehensive Law School Profile highlights the attrition, number of JD degrees awarded, and bar exam pass rates of California’s American Bar Association (ABA), California accredited (CALS), and unaccredited law schools by race/ethnicity and gender of the student body, exploring differences in outcomes for students.
At its November meeting, the State Bar Board of Trustees approved forwarding to the California Supreme Court a plan to pilot a Portfolio Bar Examination (PBE) as a method for assessing a candidate’s minimum competence to practice law.
The State Bar of California announced today that it sold its San Francisco headquarters at 180 Howard Street in the Financial District to Ridge Capital Investors for $54 million.
The State Bar of California reported today that 51.5 percent of applicants passed the July 2023 General Bar Examination (GBX). As a result, the 3,888 people who passed the July exam will be eligible for admission to the State Bar as soon as all admissions requirements are satisfied.