Law schools see surge in applications
Finding a job these days can be tough. With record numbers of people now deciding
to pursue a law degree, just getting admitted to many law schools has become
increasingly difficult as well.
A chaotic and unpredictable year in Capitol
An unprecedented $38 billion budget deficit, an equally unprecedented effort
to recall Gov. Gray Davis and a wave of abusive lawsuits played key roles in
what was easily the most unpredictable and chaotic legislative year in recent
appoints two to bar board
Gov. Gray Davis appointed Dr. Thomas Haider and Melvin D. Lee to the State Bar
Board of Governors last month, giving the board its full complement of 23 members
for the first time since 1997.
honors pro bono attorneys
A Glendale legal team helped finalize the adoptions of dozens of foster children
without charge. San Diego attorneys spent more than 3,500 pro bono hours representing
a severely disabled boy in litigation against a school district. And thanks
to a Berkeley attorney, an abused wheelchair-bound senior citizen no longer
faces eviction from her home.
cautioned on Sarbanes-Oxley disclosure
In implementing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Securities and Exchange
Commission recently approved a rule permitting attorneys practicing before the
SEC to disclose certain confidential information to the SEC without their client's
signs fee bill; most will pay $390
Gov. Gray Davis signed the State Bar's fee bill last month, leaving dues for
California attorneys flat for the fifth consecutive year. Most active lawyers
will pay $390 next year and inactive lawyers will pay $50.
Online Exhibit Hall
Welcome to the 2003 Online Exhibit Hall. The businesses and services listed
here support the State Bar through various means, most notably as exhibitors
at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting. Visit them online or via phone to serve
your individual needs.