Find out how mandatory fee
arbitration works through the experience of one client and her lawyer. This
graphic shows the process step by step.
The California Supreme Court will lose a second justice in January after Marvin R. Baxter announced he will not seek re-election. His departure comes on the heels of Joyce Kennard’s retirement. Read a roundup of stories about Baxter’s long career and how the retirements will affect the court’s jurisprudence.
A State Bar task force is in
the home stretch of developing a plan to implement sweeping new training
requirements for incoming lawyers.
Courts received a significant
budget increase in the final state spending plan inked last month, however
court leaders say it’s not enough to prevent continued court closures.
The State Bar will send audit letters to
5,500 attorneys on July 7 to ensure compliance with Minimum Continuing Legal
Education (MCLE) requirements.
Registration has opened for
the State Bar’s upcoming Annual Meeting in San Diego, which will mark only the
second time the event has featured a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
The State Bar has hosted a
delegation of Mongolian legal officials who are gathering information to
establish a new attorney regulatory scheme based on California’s model.