Judge Wendy Lindley is having none of it. “I don’t want to hear it,” the Orange County Superior Court jurist tells the young combat veteran who tries to argue that he tested “dirty” — positive — for drugs that week because he was taking a prescribed pill.
An Orange County lawyer — the first attorney in the state to be arrested for illicit loan modification activities — must stand trial, but faces far fewer charges than prosecutors originally filed.
Despite a love of science and an inclination to go to CalTech, Joseph W. Aidlin did go to law school — third in his Boalt Hall Class of 1933 — after graduating with honors from UCLA at its then-new Westwood campus. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1933.
While the California Rules of Professional Conduct may not provide the most scintillating reading, they form the basis of good attorney behavior and every member of the State Bar is bound by them.
A committee of the State Bar board rejected a proposal last month to seek legislative approval to add three more members to their ranks as a way to give more attorneys a voice in the bar.
A UCLA professor took his fight to obtain data about bar examination applicants to court last month, arguing that public access laws give him a right to the information.