Young attorneys are benefiting from new incubator projects
that were launched in the past year, some through seed grants provided by the
State Bar of California. The incubators are also delivering badly needed legal
services to moderate- and low-income clients.
During her annual State of the Judiciary speech last month,
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced that the Supreme Court will broadcast
its monthly oral arguments online. The chief justice also highlighted other
court improvements and called for reforms to the bail system.
A survey of California attorneys highlights the need for more
education about Client Trust Accounting rules. A graphic illustrates some of
the more troubling results.
A Granite Bay attorney will serve
a second three-year term and a San Francisco attorney will join the Board of
Trustees this fall, as the result of elections held in Districts 1 and 3 last
Before paying their tuition every year, students at
unaccredited law schools in California will be given information about the
school’s dropout rates.
The Board of Trustees approved the transfer of $2 million in
reserves to supplement the Client Security Fund, which reimburses clients who
have lost money or property due to attorney theft.