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Bar publishes comprehensive elder guide
To celebrate Law Day and to launch Older Americans Month, the State Bar of California is releasing its newest public education guide, Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians.

Lawyers fight to keep license
A State Bar Court judge will decide this month if three Beverly Hills law-yers should lose their licenses as a result of filing claims against thousands of mom-and-pop auto repair businesses and restaurants.

Executive Director Judy Johnson

Audit affirms bar's use of member dues
The State Bar ensures that its mandatory fees are reasonable and are used properly, but it faces potential deficits by 2005 and should closely monitor the need for a dues increase, the State Auditor reported last month.

Justice John Paul Stevens

Supreme Court rules IOLTA is constitutional
In "very tough" fiscal times, California legal services providers got some good news recently when the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly rejected a challenge to the way in which state IOLTA programs collect and distribute millions of dollars in legal services funding each year for the nation's poor.

Phony lawyer pleads guilty to two felonies
Suzi Schor, a nonlawyer who impersonated an inactive California attorney with a similar name, pleaded guilty last month to grand theft and identity theft

17 candidates vie for 5 board seats
Seventeen candidates are running for five open seats on the State Bar Board of Governors, the biggest field in years.

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