UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky summarizes
the U.S. Supreme Court’s term that just ended and offers some theories on why
there were so many liberal victories. Don’t expect the trend to continue, he
A new State Bar ethics opinion gives guidance to
practitioners on e-discovery issues. Also, has the growth in electronic
information has made the job of a lawyer harder or easier? Take a poll.
Recently, the leadership of the Episcopal Diocese of
California agreed to support the Campaign for Justice. The Bar Journal spoke
with retired Marin County Superior Court Judge Jack Sutro about how he helped
secure the unique partnership.
Los Angeles attorney David J. Pasternak will serve as the
bar’s 91st president. Read more about him and the incoming slate of board
After years of discussion, the State Bar took a big step last month toward cutting the length of the bar exam to save money and
The State Bar Board of Trustees has named Elizabeth
Rindskopf Parker, former dean of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School
of Law, as its next executive director/chief executive officer. She will assume her responsibilities on Sept. 1.
The California Bar Foundation has created a first-of-its
kind fellowship program that will serve immigrant clients. The foundation also
awarded a series of scholarships last month to students from communities that
have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession and who are
committed to careers in public interest law.