Chris Schneider, this year’s recipient of the Loren Miller Legal Services
Award, made his mark by drawing attention to the hardscrabble life of immigrant
shepherds. His work resulted in legislation aimed at improving their wages and
working conditions. Read more about Schneider, who was recruited into the legal
profession by the legendary César Chavez.
Law professor J. Clark Kelso offers his analysis of the
recently ended California Supreme Court term, which dealt with a number of
employment law cases.
The former chairwoman of the Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration
discusses the recent revamp of the State Bar’s sample fee agreement forms for
attorneys. How do you handle fee agreements with clients? Take a poll.
See an interactive graphic of how much money the State Bar’s Client Security
Fund paid to qualified victims of attorney fraud in the past five years.
For the second year in a row, the State Bar Annual Meeting will feature a
Supreme Court justice. Last year, Antonin Scalia spoke and this year Justice
Anthony Kennedy will receive the Bernard E. Witkin Medal.
The State Bar Board of Trustees has hired Leah T. Wilson as its first chief
operations officer and Vanessa L. Holton as general counsel. The two
executives, along with incoming Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, will start their jobs this month.
The California Supreme Court last month appointed Jason P. Lee to a
three-year term on the State Bar Board of Trustees.