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Judge of humble beginnings finds creative solutions to rural county’s problems

Judge Juan UlloaImperial County Superior Court Judge Juan Ulloa will be recognized this month for his work improving access to justice for poor and geographically isolated residents, building trust with a local Native American tribe and helping forge a unique collaboration with Mexican courts. Discover how early challenges in his life influenced his thinking.

Academics urge State Bar to hold law schools accountable for training

Despite initial resistance from some law schools, academics on a State Bar task force looking at whether practical skills training should be required for new lawyers have emerged as strong supporters of the idea.

Career break yields professional rewards, bar dues waiver

For attorneys who are stepping away from practice but want to remain active through pro bono service, a long-standing State Bar program offers a dues waiver as an enticement. Recent changes have made it easier for lawyers to qualify and given them more options for where they can put those skills to work.

Dues bills mailed Nov. 30

The bills for the 2013 State Bar dues were mailed to members Nov. 30. The deadline for payment is Feb. 1. The legislature authorized a $410 fee for active lawyers and $125 for inactive lawyers.

MCLE audit results encouraging, but some attorneys still face discipline

Attorneys performed better overall in the second year of a State Bar audit of compliance with Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, a recent report showed. Even so, about 4.6 percent of lawyers failed the audit and face possible disciplinary action as a result.

July bar exam pass rate jumps to 55 percent

A total of 55.3 percent of people who took the General Bar Examination in July passed the grueling three-day test, making them eligible to join the State Bar of California, according to preliminary results.