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

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - July 2001
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News / News Briefs
Two-year fee bill goes to governor
Janet Reno, low-cost MCLE highlight Annual Meeting
Stanley Mosk dies at 88
State Bar wins ABA's Harrison Tweed Award for pro bono, legal access, IOLTA efforts
Foundation will accept grant applications beginning July 16
Winnebago of justice serves those on the road less traveled
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Trials Digest
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Legal Tech - Matter management is not just for litigators
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Opinion
From the President - Public members bring fresh views
Holding judges accountable
Letters to the Editor
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MCLE Self-Study
Alcohol and the workplace
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Ethics update...
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You Need to Know
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Public Comment
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - Level field or a judicial practical joke?
Former DA disbarred for drunken-driving coverup
Attorney Discipline
Janet Reno, low-cost MCLE highlight Annual Meeting
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Four full days - at one affordable fee - of continuing legal education courses will highlight the State Bar's Annual Meeting in Anaheim, scheduled for Sept. 6-9. More than 200 MCLE programs, offering participants more than 20 hours of credit, will be offered at a low cost of $255 for those who pre-register by Aug. 7.

A new State Bar president and five new members of the board of governors will take office at the annual event, which will be held at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center.

Featured speakers include former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, who will address the California Women Lawyers dinner Thursday, Sept. 6, best-selling author David Baldacci, who will speak at the Friday luncheon and sign copies of "Wish You Well," his latest book, and Master Michael McKenzie of the Royal Courts of Justice in England and Wales, who will offer an over-view of practice in the Crown courts.

The conference of delegates will hold its annual meeting Friday through Sunday, debating resolutions affecting all areas of law in California.

The event kicks off with the opening night president's reception that includes complimentary tastings of Sonoma County wines from St. Francis Winery and Vineyards.

Friday evening, California lawyers who have donated hundreds of hours of free legal services to poor clients will be honored at the annual pro bono reception. Chief Justice Ronald George and bar President Palmer Madden will present the Pro Bono Service Awards at the event, which begins at 5:30 in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom.

After a long day attending classes Saturday, participants are invited to kick back with an evening at Disneyland, which includes dinner and unlimited use of the park's attractions until midnight. The cost is $65 per adult and $50 per child, ages 3-11.

New to the Annual Meeting is an Internet café, allowing attorneys to stay in touch while they're away from the office. Returning favorites include an art show and exhibits of products and services for the legal profession.

MCLE courses are sponsored by 36 different sections, committees or legal organizations and cover topics ranging from "Dealing with Difficult People" to "Digital Discovery" to "Conflicts of Interest and Taking Stock in Lieu of Fees."

Full information about registering for the Annual Meeting, hotel reservations and tickets to the various events is online at the State Bar's website: www.calbar.org.