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Fee bill goes in the mail November 15
By the end of this month, all California lawyers — active and inactive — will receive their annual fee invoice from the State Bar. This year’s statement contains a number of important changes from years past.

Judge Aviva Bobb

A judge draws on her legal aid
background to help those in need

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva Bobb isn’t one to confuse wishes with reality. In her early days as a legal aid lawyer, Bobb, like many others, assumed attorneys would always be available for civil clients — whether those clients could afford representation or not.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph Di Loreto stands with members of the Littles in Law program after they argued a slip-and-fall case in a mock trial.

Introducing kids to the law
The mock trial in Judge Joseph Di Loreto’s Long Beach courtroom was to start in 20 minutes and high school junior Jaleesa Mendez, a “plaintiff’s attorney,” looked bored. Her mother had pushed her and her two teenaged sisters to join Littles in Law, a nascent lawyer mentoring program, and Jaleesa was decidedly unenthusiastic about the task ahead of her.

Gayle Murphy named head of bar admissions
Veteran State Bar administrator Gayle Murphy was appointed senior executive for admissions, replacing Jerome Braun, who retired.

Young lawyer wins Jack Berman Award
Seth Levy’s “day job” and his extensive pro bono work fulfill different, but necessary, aspects of his life.

2005 Exhibitor Directory
The businesses and services listed here support the State Bar through various means, most notably as exhibitors at the State Bar's Annual Meeting. Visit them online or via phone to serve your individual needs.

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