Bar cites 21 for pro bono work
They find themselves facing eviction, a complicated child custody battle or
the loss of much-needed government benefits but they don't have the means
to hire an attorney. It is the desperate plight of an increasing number of impoverished
Californians facing critical legal issues.
Bar observes 75th anniversary
The achievements of pioneers in the practice of law in the state, as well as
a look at how the legal profession has changed over the years, are chronicled
in a special section commemorating the 75th anniversary of the State Bar of
A productive year for the legislature
Although dominated by a massive $23 billion state budget deficit and a record-setting
(66 days) delay in enacting a state spending plan, the year 2002 produced some
significant changes and near changes in the law in other areas.
Hufstedlers join Witkin pantheon
Seth and Shirley Hufstedler make up one of California's most legendary legal
couples. Graduates of Stanford Law School's class of 1949 with consecutive bar
numbers, both went on to achieve success in the courtroom and in more public
Group aims to preserve legal, judicial history
On a warm day four years ago, a group representing the California Supreme Court
Histori-cal Society (CSCHS) descended into a dimly lit residential basement
to comb through a collection of old, dusty cartons and trunks.
First diversity awards honor efforts to increase access
A southern California attorney and two bar associations were honored last
month for their efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons to the legal
Alien land law case leads to CYLA award for young lawyer
When San Francisco attorney Tracie Brown heard about a property dispute between
members of the local Japanese community and the YWCA, it piqued her interest.
Foundation enters partnership with West and FindLaw
The Foundation of the State Bar has entered into an agreement under which West
will become the exclusive corporate sponsor for legal information and related
services to the membership of the State Bar.