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Craig HoldenState Bar board welcomes new president, trustees

It was history in the making when the incoming State Bar president took the oath last month. A slate of new officers and new trustees were also sworn in by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.

Board seeks input on plan for new bar admissions requirements

The Board of Trustees is seeking public comment on a draft plan to implement new competency skills training requirements aimed at better preparing lawyers for the profession.

Dramatic Education ProgramSlideshow: Judges don costumes for dramatic educational program

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Justice Marvin R. Baxter and others got into character last month for an educational program based on the colorful life of a California justice from the 1800s.

Judge appointments shape makeup of State Bar Court

The State Bar Court welcomes the addition of one new judge and the elevation of two veteran judges.

Two superior court judges disciplined for ‘libidinous’ courthouse behavior

The Commission on Judicial Performance last month censured two judges – one from Kern County and the other from Orange County – for similar but unrelated misconduct that included having sex with women at their respective courthouses.

Graphic: Top 10 large law firms that donated to the Justice Gap fund

As October kicks off Campaign for Justice Month, see which law firms had the highest proportion of attorneys donate to legal services for the poor through the fund.