jurors: Savvy trial strategy — or attack on the jury system?
When Riverside attorney Joseph Cavallo heads to the courtroom at the end of
this month for the retrial of a young client accused of taking part in a gang
rape, he hopes to be armed with the wisdom of the 12 jurors from the deadlocked
solving disputes the friendly way
The divorce agreement had just been okayed by the husband and wife. The soon-to-be
exes and their respective attorneys got up from their chairs to head for the
door. But first — hugs all around.
wants tougher ethics test, but not too tough
An effort to boost the passing score required on a nationally administered ethics
exam was defeated by a closely divided State Bar Board of Governors last month
after opponents expressed concern it could hurt minority students.
activist named to public seat on bar board
Richard A. Rubin, president of a public affairs management firm in San Francisco,
was appointed to the State Bar Board of Governors by the Senate Rules Committee.
Rubin, 64, will be one of six public members on the 23-member bar board.
chief trial counsel resigns;
search under way to fill prosecutor’s post
Mike Nisperos Jr., chief trial counsel for the State Bar of California, announced
last month he will not seek another four-year term as head of the bar’s
attorney discipline enforcement unit and planned to leave the Los Angeles-based
post on Jan. 1.
San Francisco criminal defense
attorneys were honored for 50 years
Three San Francisco criminal defense attorneys were honored for 50 years of
practice last month.
Highlights of recent developments in attorney professional responsibility, including
new cases, advisory ethics opinions, pending legislation and proposed rule amendments.
experts offer primer on limited representation
With legal services unaffordable for thousands of litigants, many attorneys
limit the scope of their representation to specific tasks, providing clients
with much-needed expertise and reducing the burden pro pers place on the courts.
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