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Board OKs permanent disbarment
California attorneys who commit egregious misconduct can be permanently disbarred if the Supreme Court approves a recommendation adopted last month by the State Bar Board of Governors.

Bar to adhere to ‘real’ deadline for dues payment: $100 late penalty will attach Feb. 2
If you’re one of more than 60,000 California lawyers who wait until March 15 to pay your bar dues, here’s a heads up: you’ll have to start paying on time or face a penalty.

2007 bar fee set at $400
At its August meeting, the State Bar Board of Governors set fees for 2007 at the level approved last year by the legislature in a two-year dues bill: $400 for active lawyers and $125 for those who are inactive. The fees represent an increase of $5 for active members and $10 for inactive lawyers.

Whale tail

All aboard for Monterey
At the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Monterey next month, California attorneys will find dozens of MCLE programs on topics ranging from elder law to the hottest issues in cyberspace to rainmaking to the latest legal developments in their fields.

Judge Joann Remke

Remke named presiding State Bar Court judge
State Bar Court Judge Joann Remke has been named the new presiding judge of the State Bar Court by the California Supreme Court. The high court, which made the appointment last month, also announced that State Bar Court Hearing Judge State Bar Court Hearing Judge Patrice McElroy was reappointed.

President-elect Sheldon Sloan

Sloan’s lawyer civility promotion wins go-ahead
The State Bar Board of Governors has given the go-ahead to a pet project of President-elect Sheldon Sloan — a plan to promote civility within the legal world.

2005 Exhibitor Directory
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