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Bar president brings calming force in rough waters

James FoxJim Fox will be putting his decades of public service work to the test this year as he takes on the role of State Bar president. The retired elected district attorney of San Mateo County pledged to continue the bar’s reform efforts in the face of funding uncertainty.

State Bar asks high court for authority to assess fees

In the absence of a fee bill, the State Bar has asked the California Supreme Court for interim authority to assess fees for 2017.

Attorney training helps veterans who are suffering

Attorneys who want to help those who have served our country can sign up for a free training session Nov. 14. Read more about how lawyers can make a difference in veterans’ lives.

New bar leaders take oaths

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivered the oath of office to the president and five trustees who are starting new three-year terms.

Meet the pro bono standouts for 2016

Lawyers who have advocated for children’s rights and tenants’ rights are among those who received President’s Pro Bono Service Awards at this year’s State Bar Annual Meeting.

Q&A: Robert Retana

The new second in command of the State Bar’s Office of General Counsel discusses his background, from growing up in the Latino Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles to his background in public service work.