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Governor signs $5 billion bond measure to repair courthouses
In a move that is expected to generate jobs and improve some of the state’s crumbling infrastructure, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a measure to provide $5 billion in lease-revenue bond funds that will finance new construction and renovation of California court facilities.

Bar exam case filed in superior court
Professor Richard Sander has taken his quest for bar exam data to San Francis-co superior court following denial by the California Supreme Court to hear his case.

Fujie takes over as bar president
Holly J. Fujie was sworn in as the State Bar’s 84th president, vowing to devote her term to improving the lot of women and minority lawyers.

Kern County judge named to bar court review panel
Catherine D. Purcell, a superior court judge in Kern County since 2001, was named a review judge of the State Bar Court last month.

Young lawyer honored for variety of pro bono work
Natalie Prescott, a native of the Ukraine who came to the United States nine years ago, earned three degrees and became a California lawyer, received the 2008 Jack Berman Award of Achievement for Distinguished Service to the Profession and the Public.

Bar Foundation awards scholarships to 57 law students
Fifty-seven California law students have been awarded public interest or diversity scholarships totaling more than a quarter million dollars from the California Bar Foundation.

Make a difference — volunteer for a bar board
If you are looking for a chance to make a difference, the State Bar currently is seeking applicants for approximately 200 positions on more than three dozen committees, commissions and boards.

State Bar reports possible embezzlement of rent money
The State Bar has reported to the Special Crimes Unit of the California Department of Justice in San Francisco the possible embezzlement by a long-term former employee of rents received from tenants at the bar’s 180 Howard St. headquarters.

2007- 08 Exhibitor Directory
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