Quiet but determined, new bar chief Capozzi
rolls up his sleeves
When Anthony Capozzi was growing up in Buffalo, he loved visits from an uncle
who was an attorney with the Department of Justice. "He'd tell me about his
cases," Capozzi recalled recently. "I loved the way he dressed, with a great
topcoat. I said, 'God, what an image.' I thought it would be exciting to be
a lawyer and try a case."
err is human, to defer sublime
Courts are not the center of government's policy-making apparatus. In our system
of representative government, it is the legislature that is primarily charged
with making policy choices, the executive branch implements those choices, and
the judicial branch is responsible for applying those choices in the resolution
of individual disputes except when constitutional boundaries are crossed.
award for 'legal giant' Robert Raven
A small woman attorney, less than five feet tall, stood at a podium nearly a
decade ago and faced a large crowd assembled to honor longtime San Francisco
lawyer Robert Raven. She pointed around the room at various attorneys and judges.
No one in the legal bar, she insisted, had done what Raven did to provide opportunities
for young lawyers and, especially, for women.
man' wins bar's top honor
Attorney Robert J. Cohen helped set up a network of legal services programs
for senior citizens when such services were in short supply.
launch Spanish language self-help Web site
The California courts have launched a website offering free legal information
for self-represented Spanish-speaking litigants, who make up a large portion
of the estimated 4.3 million people who represent themselves in court each year.
OKs budget; avoids deficit
By a vote of 17-1, the State Bar Board of Governors adopted a nearly $100 million
budget that incorporates a series of steps designed to avoid a potential $4.6
million deficit in the coming year. In addition to laying off 18 employees and
shifting revenue among different funds, the board is relying on an ongoing search
for non-dues revenue and a prospective change in its fee collection to help
offset anticipated shortfalls.
Bar salutes longtime members
Curtis B. Danning, 82, a graduate of UCLA's first law school class, received
a proclamation from State Bar President James Herman recognizing his 50 years
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