Robert ShieldsShields creates ‘a night to remember’

Attorney Robert A. Shields spends most of the year defending Fortune 500 companies in product liability and breach of warranty claims. But soon he’ll be gearing up for his true calling. He and his wife, Cheryl, honor hundreds of special education students with “A Night to Remember Prom.” The California Bar Journal highlights their commitment as part of its “just pursuits” series.

Retired chief reminisces about career in new memoir

Ronald GeorgeFrom his early years as a deputy attorney general to his 15 years as chief justice of California, Ronald M. George covers the highlights of his career and throws in a few surprises in his recently released memoir. The oral history was published last month by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

July bar exam results released

Nearly 5,000 applicants passed the July 2013 California Bar Examination, making them eligible to become licensed lawyers as long as they meet the other requirements for admission.

Annual fee bill arriving soon

The bills for the 2014 State Bar annual membership fees were mailed Dec. 2, triggering a Feb. 3 deadline for payment.

Volunteers needed for bar positions

The State Bar is recruiting applicants for about 200 volunteer positions on more than three dozen committees, boards and commissions. Find out if there’s a volunteer opportunity for you. The application deadline for most positions is Feb. 3.