California’s legal community is bracing for another round of
belt-tightening when the governor releases his budget Jan. 10. The question is
how deep the cuts will go since a ballot measure to raise money for the state’s
general fund fell short of erasing the deficit.
San Diego volunteer lawyers fill an important need for their
military community. The work they have done has also benefited the court
In the face of a law enforcement crackdown, scammers who
prey on distressed homeowners dream up new ways to deceive. The latest
iteration of fraud involves bogus bankruptcy petitions.
Members of the State Bar have until Feb. 1 to pay their
annual fees of $410 for active lawyers and $125 for inactive lawyers. Those
lawyers whose last names start with A-to-G (Group 1) also have a Feb. 1
deadline to report completion of their 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal
Law schools risk losing California accreditation if they
don’t maintain a cumulative bar exam passage rate of at least 40 percent.
The Feb. 1 deadline to apply for appointment to the Judicial
Council and dozens of other committees, boards and commissions is fast approaching.
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