California Bar Journal
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


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Front Page - November 2001
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News / News Briefs
Applicants sought to oversee bar's diversion program
Let's have another cup of - legal advice
Foundation leads students to capital
Six honored for professional service
Warwick, six others named to California Judicial Council
Several thousand lawyers suspended for failing to pay dues, certify MCLE
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Trials Digest
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From the President - Remembering the fallen
The rule of law is our strongest weapon
Pro bono work is lawyers' duty
Letters to the Editor
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Law Practice - Success: The top eight requirements
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You Need to Know
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MCLE Self-Study
Planning for education expenses
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Ethics Byte - Lawyers move on in usual way despite disaster
Former city councilman spent his son's settlement
Attorney Discipline
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Public Comment
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ference hotly debated the prospect of breaking away from the bar, but ended with a watered-down amendment.

Nobumoto will chair the commission. The members will be current State Bar board members Robert Persons and Scott Wylie; former board member Ron Albers; conference representatives Steve Marsh, Matt St. George and Diane Wasznicky; and Judy Johnson, State Bar executive director, Marie Moffat, State Bar general counsel, and Starr Babcock, special assistant to the executive director.

In her swearing-in speech before the delegates last month in Anaheim, Nobumoto thanked the conference for battling through the bar's difficult times and said, "Where we go in the future affects us all."

In announcing her plans for a commission then, she said, "How we balance your independent and healthy debate of issues relevant to the legal profession with the political realities and responsibilities associated with our self-governing and maintaining a self-regulating bar is one of the most important challenges ahead."

The conference is now funded by contributions, most coming through a checkoff on the annual fee bill statement.