of judges, unsafe buildings plague courts
California’s judicial system lacks safe court buildings and courtrooms,
is in desperate need of more judges and administrative staff and gets a dismal
grade when it comes to accommodating people with special needs — all at
a time when judges are under increasing attack from ideologues opposed to an
“activist judiciary,” a parade of witnesses told the California
Judicial Council at a hearing in San Francisco last month.
You Become 18 updated and translated
Your kid is 18 now: Does she need her own car insurance? Can he buy beer for
himself and his friends? If she drinks but doesn’t drive, can her license
be taken away? Does he need his own Social Security number to get a job?
vie for five seats on bar board
Fourteen candidates, including big firm lawyers, solo practitioners, government
attorneys and a legal aid lawyer, are running for five open seats on the State
Bar Board of Governors. Ballots were mailed to eligible voters last month and
must be returned by June 30.
jury duty pamphlet
If called for jury service, what are the consequences if you don’t show
up? If you report to jury service in May, when can you be called again? These
and many other questions are answered in the State Bar’s newest pamphlet,
What Should I Know About Serving on a Jury?
attorneys working in California must register by May 15
Non-California lawyers employed in California as in-house counsel must register
with the State Bar by May 15.
to Justice’ scheduled for June 2-4
Attorneys who work in the direct delivery of legal services to low- and moderate-income
Californians are invited to attend the State Bar’s 2005 Spring Summit,
Pathways to Justice, June 2-4 in San Francisco.
The State Bar is offering a black and white poster called "A Jury of My Peers?"
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.