California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 2000
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - February 2000
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News Briefs
Appeal court denies bar's petition to reverse Brosterhous
Fee bill introduced
Bar fee arb program gears up
David Bryson, Loren Miller recipient, dies at 58
Board to name one to Judicial Council
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You Need to Know
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Opinion
From the President - For our system to work, we need to be involved
Let's let public lawyers take a seat at the table
The illusion of a cosmetic fix
Letters to the Editor
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MCLE Self-Study
The Supreme Court and the ADA
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Appointments
Access commission seeks members for 2 positions
Apply to serve on a bar committee
Bar seeks applicants for ABA delegates
Judge evaluation positions open
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - 'Rampant' conflicts in a new economy
Attorney suspected of soliciting murder of bar prosecutor
Attorney Discipline
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Legal Tech - If the hype is right, ASPs are H-O-T
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Public Comment
Appeal court denies bar's petition to reverse Brosterhous
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The California court of appeal last month denied a request by the State Bar that it reverse a lower court ruling that the bar had improperly used mandatory dues to pay for some activities nearly a decade ago.

In a petition for writ of mandate, the bar argued that Sacramento Sup-erior Court Judge Morrison Eng-land’s August ruling misinterpreted the Supreme Court’s standard for the proper use of mandatory dues.

The decision creates “grave constitutional uncertainty” and cripples the bar’s ability to govern, wrote Mark W. Danis, a Morrison & Foers-ter attorney who represents the bar.