State Bar of California California Bar Journal
Home Page Official Publication of the State Bar of California October2003
Opinion
MCLE Self-Study
Discipline
You Need to Know
Trials Digest
Contact CBJ
PastIssues
Applications to ABA-Approved Law Schools

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 memory.

Thomas Haider
Melvin Lee

Davis 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.

Bar 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.

Attorneys 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 consent.

Davis 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.

2003 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.

Contact Us Site Map Notices Privacy Policy
© 2009 The State Bar of California