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Bar pass rates under scrutiny
In the last 18 California bar exams, administered over nine years, just two graduates of the unaccredited Irvine University College of Law have passed the exam, neither on the first try. During the same time period, four from the People’s College of Law in Los Angeles and 12 from Pacific West College of Law in Orange passed the bar exam.

Permanent disbarment moves forward
Permanent disbarment moved a step closer to reality last month when a committee of the State Bar Board of Governors narrowly approved a proposal to forever bar the door to the legal profession to attorneys who commit particularly egregious misconduct.

Bar opposes whistleblower bill
Concerned about erosion of the attorney-client privilege, the State Bar Board of Governors voted last month to oppose legislation that would grant an exception to the duty of confidentiality for government lawyer-whistleblowers.

Three vie for bar presidency
Three third-year members of the State Bar Board of Governors threw their hats in the ring for bar president last month. Vice presidents Paul Hokokian of Fresno, Demetrius Shelton of Oakland and Sheldon Sloan of Los Angeles are vying to succeed current president James Heiting.

Updated seniors guide to be printed in May
The State Bar will celebrate Law Day in May with the release of its newly revised public education guide, Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians, and a new companion piece, What Should I Know About Elder Abuse?

Spring Summit scheduled June 2-3 in San Jose
The State Bar 2006 Spring Summit, focused on achieving diversity in the legal profession, will be held June 2 and 3 at the San Jose Marriott.

Discounted auto and homeowners insurance
A new State Bar-sponsored insurance program for automobile and homeowners insurance is now available to bar members.

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.

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