California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - APRIL 2001
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


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Front Page - April 2001
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News / News Briefs
Bar foundation gives $50,000 grant to fund Conference of Delegates
Bar hit with $2.35 million fee demand in lawyer dues case
Bush administration ends ABA review of judicial candidates
Special publication in May Bar Journal
Davis appoints two public members to board of governors
George lauds five years of reform
2001 Annual Meeting will be held in Anaheim
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Trials Digest
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Legal Tech - FindLaw: Lawyers' home on the web
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Opinion
From the President - Butter a slice, not a full loaf
Is it wrong to copy a song?
Letters to the Editor
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Update on ethics
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MCLE Self-Study
Kids and the Law
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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You Need to Know
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Public Comment
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - 2 new rulings send litigators back to basics
Forgery, grand theft, fraud convictions lead to resignation
Attorney Discipline
Bar foundation gives $50,000 grant to fund Conference of Delegates
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The Foundation of the State Bar of California awarded a $50,000 grant to the Conference of Delegates last month to be used for long-range planning.

"We know they're now self-supporting and we felt they needed some help to figure out where they're going and how they're going to get there," said James Pfeiffer, foundation executive director.

The award marks only the second time the foundation has given away $50,000, its largest grant. Pfeiffer said the conference had asked for about double that amount.

Conference chair Laura Goldin of San Francisco said the money will be used to put a fundraising program in place.

The conference was cut loose from the State Bar after it became a target of critics who found its politics too liberal and complained that mandatory dues were being used to fund its activities.

It is now self-supporting, although there is an option on attorneys' bar dues bills to contribute to the conference. This year, its executive committee asked for a $10 contribution from members.

Bar officials said that as of Feb. 28, the conference had received $127,407 from bar members, and the foundation, which also sought donations through a dues check-off, has received $555,996.