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A decade as chief justice
Ten years after taking the oath as California's chief justice, Ronald M. George can take credit for raising the profile of the judicial branch, stabilizing court funding and undertaking a wide range of reforms that have either revitalized the state's court system or taken aim at some of its problems.



11 candidates running for bar board
Mike Aguirre and Bonnie Dumanis have had their run-ins. When Dumanis, San Diego's district attorney, held a news conference to suggest that her office take over the criminal prosecution division of Aguirre's city attorney office last year, he declared that he'd been ambushed.

Seniors & the Law

Seniors guide offers help on elder issues
Where can a senior go, by law, for a free hot meal in any county? Can a senior get a tax break if he or she downsizes to a smaller home? Can seniors legally install grab bars and lowered countertops in their homes over a landlord's objection? Will they lose Social Security benefits if they go back to work?

Spring Summit set for 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. This year's conference will feature the results of the bar's access and fairness online survey, introduction of a "pipeline initiative" to attract a more diverse law student population, and the launch of a California Judicial Summit.

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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