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Windie Scott, now a Sacramento attorney, poses in her band uniform at her integrated high school in Mississippi.

Honoring a landmark decision
Fifty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren announced that the U.S. Supreme Court had made a decision in Brown v. Board of Education, a consolidation of lawsuits from four states challenging school segregation.

Events scheduled to commemorate Brown ruling's 50th anniversary
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts plan several events.

Sarbanes-Oxley rules create ethical minefield for lawyers
An apparent conflict between California rules governing attorney-client confidentiality and recently approved Securities and Exchange Commission rules that require lawyers to report possible violations of securities laws is creating an ethical conundrum for the state's lawyers.

Janis Thibault

LAP participation doubles in two years, calls for counseling triple
Two years after launching a program to help alcoholic and drug-addicted lawyers, the State Bar reported last month that since the end of 2002, the number of participants has doubled and the number of calls for brief counseling services has tripled.

Four vie for bar presidency

Four vie for bar presidency
Four of five eligible third-year members of the State Bar Board of Governors announced last month they are seeking the presidency of the organization.

Popular Kids & the Law returning this spring
The State Bar's popular Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents will be published again this spring and distributed free throughout the state to children and their parents.

Arizona lawyer who wants to vote here loses again
The California Supreme Court denied the petition for review of an Arizona lawyer who also belongs to the State Bar of California and wants to run for and vote in its elections.

Online Exhibit Hall
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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