a landmark decision
Fifty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren announced that the U.S. Supreme Court
had made a decision in Brown v. Board of Education, a consolidation of lawsuits
from four states challenging school segregation.
scheduled to commemorate Brown ruling's 50th anniversary
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Judicial
Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts plan several events.
rules create ethical minefield for lawyers
An apparent conflict between California rules governing attorney-client confidentiality
and recently approved Securities and Exchange Commission rules that require
lawyers to report possible violations of securities laws is creating an ethical
conundrum for the state's lawyers.
participation doubles in two years, calls for counseling triple
Two years after launching a program to help alcoholic and drug-addicted lawyers,
the State Bar reported last month that since the end of 2002, the number of
participants has doubled and the number of calls for brief counseling services
vie for bar presidency
Four of five eligible third-year members of the State Bar Board of Governors
announced last month they are seeking the presidency of the organization.
Kids & the Law returning this spring
The State Bar's popular Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents will be
published again this spring and distributed free throughout the state to children
and their parents.
lawyer who wants to vote here loses again
The California Supreme Court denied the petition for review of an Arizona lawyer
who also belongs to the State Bar of California and wants to run for and vote
in its elections.
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.