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Bar goes after phony lawyers
Scattered throughout four floors of the State Bar’s Los Angeles building are 900 boxes of legal files and various computers seized from the offices of lawyers who died, abandoned their practices or so seriously breached their duties that the bar asked superior courts to assume jurisdiction.

Norman Rodich, founder of the Law Suits program, and Jason Larios, a Working Wardrobes client who got a new look at "Day of Self-Esteem."

Clothes make a difference in these ‘law suits’
Indika Wijesekera was recovering from drug addiction and living in a Salvation Army facility in Orange County last year when he went to a “Day of Self-Esteem” event, sponsored by a local nonprofit, in hopes of getting some job training, contacts with potential employers — and a new look.

Bar benefits attract interest

Bar benefits attract interest
Although most California lawyers are not aware of State Bar-sponsored insurance and corporate discount programs, a substantial number say they would be interested in offerings such as discounts on travel, car rentals and computer and other electronic purchases.

Older, whiter bar, working a little less
Although the demographic makeup of the State Bar continues to diversify, its membership is both whiter and older than it was just five years ago, according to a survey conducted in December and January.

Andrew J. Guilford

Guilford nominated for federal judgeship
Former State Bar President Andrew J. Guilford was nominated last month for a federal judgeship on the Central District bench in Los Angeles.

John Van de Kamp

Van de Kamp heads panel
to study state’s criminal justice system

Former State Bar President John Van de Kamp will chair the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice, a nonpartisan panel studying how to improve the state’s criminal justice system.

Jim Pfeiffer

Fund created to honor bar foundation leader
A memorial fund honoring the first executive director of the Foundation of the State Bar has been established to accept contributions that will support one of the foundation’s educational programs.

2005 Exhibitor Directory
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