California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - APRIL 1999
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - April 1999
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News
Legal specialist exam set Aug. 19
Sullivan to take reins at Stanford Law School
Only two appointed members remaining on State Bar board
Legal services board has five vacancies
Davis taps Michael Kahn
State Bar honors Justice Mosk with Witkin Medal
Board tentatively approves budget based on dues of $384
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Opinion
If it distracts, so be it
Let's cut back on jury service
Limit bar to admissions and discipline
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From the President - Door to justice must be open
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Letters to the Editor
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Law Practice - Preparing for a successful mediation
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Appointments - Apply to serve on a bar committee
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Legal Tech - DSL speeds up Internet - at a reasonable price
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New Products & Services
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MCLE Self-Study
Taxes and long-term care
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Trials Digest
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - Fiduciary duties basis for all rules
Attorney nabbed at State Bar offices for soliciting murders
Attorney Discipline
Ethics for the 21st Century - A canon for the future
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Public Comment
Legal specialist exam set Aug. 19
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The biennial exam for attorneys wishing to become certified legal specialists is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Unaffected by the financial problems that have beset the State Bar, the board of legal specialization is forging ahead with the exam as well as plans to add two new legal specialties in real estate and labor law. Exams for those areas are likely in 2001.

The board is self-funded by dues and fees paid by specialists who voluntarily participate in the program.

There are more than 3,300 certified legal specialists practicing in eight areas: family law; appellate law; criminal law; estate planning, trust and probate law; workers' compensation; immigration and nationality law; personal and small business bankruptcy; and taxation law.

For information and an exam registration form, visit the web site at www.calbar.org/lgl-spec.htm or call the board of legal specialization at 415/538-2100.