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


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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
Johnson confirmed for second term as bar's top prosecutor
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Judy Johnson, the State Bar's chief prosecutor, was confirmed for a second four-year term last month by the California Senate.

A former deputy district attorney for San Francisco and a former member of the bar's board of governors, Johnson has served as the chief trial counsel since October 1994.

Judy JohnsonAlthough she was renominated to the post in July 1998, the Senate did not act until recently.

The vote was 36-0.

Johnson has presided over both a streamlining of the office's procedures and the near demise of its operations last year in the wake of former Gov. Pete Wilson's 1997 veto of the bar's dues bill.

Under her guidance, the department has created strike teams and a system of priorities to place greater emphasis on the most serious misconduct.

The discipline office consumes the lion's share of the bar's budget.