In a talk to the State Bar Board of Trustees last month,
British law professor and author Richard Susskind stayed true to his reputation
as a legal industry disruptor. Read what he had to say about the future of the
Only a complete overhaul of the way law is practiced will
make legal services available to all who need them, a law professor told a new
State Bar task force on civil justice last month.
Client Trust Accounts are under increased scrutiny. These
tips will help you stay in compliance and out of the discipline system. For
those who need more intensive training, the bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel
offers a three-hour course on how to keep foolproof records.
A State Bar task force continued to grapple with the details
of implementing new training requirements for lawyers in California.
Addressing lawmakers in Sacramento last month, Chief Justice
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye spoke of fairness, collaboration and ongoing projects to
ensure more Californians have access to justice.
State Bar President Luis J. Rodriguez has appointed a new
task force to review discipline standards, which are used to determine the
appropriate sanction in a particular case and ensure consistency in how cases
are dealt with.