The governor’s proposed budget for next fiscal year adds $105
million to the judicial branch budget, but the chief justice warns that isn’t
even enough to maintain the status quo. Fully funding the courts would require $1.2 billion over the next three years.
A State Bar committee last month approved the hiring of a
team to investigate and bring civil actions against non-lawyers who are
defrauding consumers through the unauthorized practice of law.
Find out what topics callers to the State Bar’s Ethics
Hotline were asking about in 2013.
Read how a San Ramon attorney escaped becoming a victim of a
In separate rulings last month, the California Supreme Court
cited a need to maintain public confidence and respect for the legal profession
when it excluded two people from the practice of law for their moral lapses.
Joined by lawyer and lexicographer Bryan A. Garner, U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke about the influence of technology,
speech and money on legal ethics at the University of San Francisco School of
How long should you keep your attendance certificates? Can a non-legal
course count for MCLE? Read through a list of what to do — and what NOT do — to
make sure you sail through an MCLE audit.