Legal expert predicts evolution of business practices, technology for lawyers

Richard SusskindIn a talk to the State Bar Board of Trustees last month, British law professor and author Richard Susskind stayed true to his reputation as a legal industry disruptor. Read what he had to say about the future of the legal profession.

Professor: Law practice reform needed to close justice gap

Only a complete overhaul of the way law is practiced will make legal services available to all who need them, a law professor told a new State Bar task force on civil justice last month.

Accounting ClassBar course doles out advice on tracking client money

Client Trust Accounts are under increased scrutiny. These tips will help you stay in compliance and out of the discipline system. For those who need more intensive training, the bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel offers a three-hour course on how to keep foolproof records.

Panel sorts out nuts and bolts of training rules for new lawyers

A State Bar task force continued to grapple with the details of implementing new training requirements for lawyers in California.

Court chief highlights judiciary’s efforts to overcome funding gap

Addressing lawmakers in Sacramento last month, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye spoke of fairness, collaboration and ongoing projects to ensure more Californians have access to justice.

Discipline standards review to begin in May

State Bar President Luis J. Rodriguez has appointed a new task force to review discipline standards, which are used to determine the appropriate sanction in a particular case and ensure consistency in how cases are dealt with.