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

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - October 1999
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News
Johnson confirmed for second term as bar's top prosecutor
Courts serve up mixed rulings on State Bar
Ethics association elects Karpman president
Six new governors join bar board
New group targets health care fraud
Public law section creates online library of public law links
JoAnne Spears honored
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Trials Digest
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Opinion
Slaying an imaginary dragon
The perfect ending: Results
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From the President - This bar year ends on a high note
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Letters to the Editor
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Public Comment
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Legal Tech - Tips for network administrators
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New Products & Services
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1999 Honors
State Bar cites pro bono service
Young lawyers salute San Diego sole practitioner for outstanding service
State Bar hails 'lawyer's lawyer'
Aided by attorney, parolee cited, hired
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MCLE Self-Study
The Rigors of Fee Agreements
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - Before you sue for fees, think again
Woman who impersonated husband ordered reinstated
Attorney Discipline

1999 HONORS

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Young lawyers salute San Diego sole practitioner for outstanding service
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The list of Anthony E. Kalikas' volunteer activities is long and varied: free legal services to AIDS sufferers, pro bono help for faculty and students at two community colleges, feeding the homeless, organizing a toy drive, opening his office to young students interested in studying the law.

He also is active in both state and local bar associations, serves as a moot court judge, and represents his church as volunteer legal counsel.

In recognition of this impressive record of public service, Kalikas was given the Jack Berman Award last month by the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). The award honors the memory of a young pro bono attorney killed in the 101 California St. massacre in San Francisco and recognizes both service to the legal profession and the public and dedication to issues of concern to attorneys.

A sole practitioner in San Diego, Kalikas, 34, emphasizes business litigation, personal injury and family law. A graduate of St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y., and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, he has been in practice only since 1991. The following year, he began to offer free legal advice to AIDS victims through the San Diego County Bar Association's volunteer program.

Anthony E. KalikasHe also offers pro bono services to faculty and students at Grossmont and Mesa community colleges in San Diego County, and to indigent people facing bankruptcy. He has participated in a free "law day at the mall" program, spearheaded a program to feed the homeless at the San Diego Rescue Mission, and currently is organizing a toy drive for Children's Hospital of San Diego. Called "4 Lawyers/4 Kids," it will kick off in November.

Of Greek descent, Kalikas is a longtime member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), and under his leadership, the local chapter has become the largest in the world. It raises funds for a New York orphanage, scholarships, and for research into Cooley's Anemia, a blood disease common in persons of Mediterranean extraction.

Currently, Kalikas is working to establish a Hellenic Bar Association in San Diego, which is expected to offer pro bono services, MCLE courses, and assistance to young lawyers new to practice.

Said CYLA past president Constantine Buzunis, who nomiated Kalikas for the Berman Award, "I admire and respect Anthony for the amount of time he has devoted to helping others, especially given the fact that he is a sole practitioner and young lawyer."