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E-mail scams continue to successfully target lawyers
Carmichael attorney Jana Aagaard got an unplanned lesson in Internet scams when she learned that someone was using her name to solicit business for a bogus legal client.

Budget ax means closed courtrooms, furloughs
California courtrooms will close one day a month if the legislature approves a recommendation by its Budget Conference Committee, charged with wielding the budget ax to close a $24 billion deficit.

Bar will look for new discipline chief
The State Bar Board of Governors declined last month to reappoint its chief trial counsel, Scott Drexel, but reconfirmed its support of the strong public protection measures that Drexel enforced.

Lawyers will be surveyed on malpractice insurance
In an effort to determine how to make professional liability insurance more affordable and available, the State Bar will conduct an online survey of its members this month.

Diversity awards go to lawyers and firms
The State Bar presented three Diversity Awards last month to attorneys and programs that promote equal access to justice.

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