are termed out in Sacramento
Already at an all-time low, the number of lawyers in the California Legislature
appears to be headed towards new depths following next November’s election.
No politics in this winner’s pro bono work
Legal services attorneys make a mistake, observes Carl Poirot, when their wariness
of the private sector makes them hesitant to enlist pro bono help from corporate
Supreme Court wraps up a busy year of
The California Supreme Court’s 2004-05 term was unusual in the subject
matter breadth and the number of significant rulings. Among other topics, the
rulings touched on voter initiatives, workplace sexual harassment, the rights
of domestic partners, arbitration and the right to a jury, punitive damages
and separation of powers.
James Heiting was sworn in as the State Bar's 81st president last month by
Chief Justice Ronald George, who received the Bernard Witkin Medal, presented
to "legal giants" who make significant contributions to the quality of justice
in the state. Heiting's remarks can be found on the State Bar's Web site.
Schwarzenegger signs bar’s two-year fee bill
Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the State Bar’s fee bill into law last month, extending for two years the bar’s authority to charge annual mandatory membership dues for the state’s attorneys.
Helping victims of Hurricane Katrina
The American Bar Association has undertaken a nationwide recruiting effort to mobilize a cadre of lawyers who will perform pro bono legal services for individuals and small businesses affected by the hurricane.
for a bar committee
The application for
a 2006-07 appointment to a State Bar committee is available at the bar’s
pro bono honors
A coalition of lawyers from northern and southern California spent thousands
of hours on winning a statewide class action lawsuit that protects schoolchildren’s
fundamental right to equal educational opportunity.
2005 Exhibitor Directory
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.
Diversity advocates receive bar honors
Guy Rounsaville Jr., executive vice president and general counsel with Visa International in Foster City, and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association received the State Bar’s 4th Annual Diversity Awards last month.