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An alternative to juvenile
detention — that works

With varying degrees of attentiveness, three teenagers lounge on overstuffed couches as mental health counselor Lui Lutz leads a “Thinking for Change” discussion focused on finding options to an unpleasant job.

“Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings,” Lutz says in a distinctive German accent. “First, what are your feelings (when you have a job assignment you don’t like)?” “I don’t want to be here no more,” says one youngster in a black ECKO T-shirt. “It sucks,” says a young woman.

Scott Wylie

State Bar Foundation in ‘new era’
In the far reaches of remote northern California, where many court users are poor and have no transportation, the number of grandparents forced to become guardians for their grandchildren is rising. Thanks to a grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California, three county courts in the area will be able to expand a program expected to help 30 to 35 more grandparents each month than otherwise would have been possible.

Governor names new bar board member
Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick was appointed a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Chick, 62, joins two other non-attorney members of the board; there are three additional vacancies awaiting gubernatorial appointment.

Clean out your closets and donate those used suits
The State Bar’s Litigation Section, in association with The Men’s Wearhouse, will hold its sixth annual statewide clothing drive next month. Donated business attire for both men and women will be given to Working Wardrobes for a New Start, an Orange County non-profit organization that helps adults in crisis return to the workforce.

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