A law professor’s research bucks conventional wisdom and
shows that adding expensive clinical courses to law school curriculum isn’t
likely to force tuition hikes. Professor Robert Kuehn of Washington University
School of Law presented his findings to a State Bar task force looking into new
practical skills training requirements in California.
The State Bar’s Client Security Fund, which protects
consumers by reimbursing for thefts committed by California lawyers, paid out a
record $11 million in 2013. Find out why and read the stories of grateful
Justice Joyce L. Kennard will retire from the California Supreme Court on
April 5, which is 25 years to the day after she was appointed by Gov. George
Deukmejian. Her announcement triggered a flurry of media coverage. Read a
roundup of stories.
From defending a client accused of fraud like Bernie Madoff to navigating
moral dilemmas that come up at trial, cutting-edge legal issues are at the
forefront of this year’s State Bar Ethics Symposium.
A Berkeley defense attorney must surrender her law license for two years for
smuggling documents out of jail on behalf of a defendant later convicted in the
notorious murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey.
A former prosecutor is on the verge of losing his law license for two years
for multiple drunk driving convictions and trying to use his position to avoid
The State Bar welcomes a new general counsel to oversee the bar’s in-house law office. Thomas A. Miller brings with him 35 years of experience as a lawyer in the private sector and the U.S. Marine Corps.