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

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - May 1999
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News
Lending compassion to a difficult situation
Legal specialist exam set Aug. 29
Board to meet June 25-26
Domestic violence group seeking volunteers
Northern California legal services board to fill five vacancies
Court statistics report now available on CD
For Y2K advice, link through bar's web site
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Trials Digest
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Opinion
Hear the cries this time
A single letter, a big increase
Train time at the ABA
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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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Legal Tech - Litigation library great for attorneys out of office
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New Products & Services
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MCLE Self-Study
The Disabled Practitioner
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - What to do when a client goes missing
Attorney charged with exposing clients to deportation
Attorney Discipline
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Public Comment
Legal specialist exam set Aug. 29
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The biennial exam for attorneys wishing to become certified legal specialists is scheduled for Aug. 29 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.

The exam will be given at the Westin Hotel at the San Francisco Airport and the Wyndham Hotel at the Los Angeles Airport between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is a $200 fee, or $250 for those who wish to type. Registration deadline is July 16.

For further information, visit the web site at www.calbar.org/lgl-spec.htm or call the board of legal specialization at 415/241-2100.