James Lambden’s mother and sister were primary forces in his
efforts to open courtroom access for the deaf. At 63, the former district court
of appeal judge is honored with the 2013 Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice
Award for also helping minorities and the poor.
Showcasing languages you speak, uploading a photo, listing a
specialization area and linking to a website are just some of the features members
can use to reach out through their State Bar profiles.
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.
It may take nine months for the Task Force on Admissions
Regulation Reform to develop rules on how to implement the new training requirements
for attorneys, but members have already begun the process.
With the California economy firmly on the upswing, the
judicial branch sees a flicker of hope for new judgeships and the restoration
of funds lost during past years of budget cuts.
It’s 2014, and the State Bar of California has opened award nominations for notable
attorneys who have helped the poor, disabled or underserved. March 17 is the deadline to apply to
the President’s Pro Bono and the Loren Miller service awards.
It’s now up to a San Francisco County Superior Court judge to
decide whether to make public data on every person who applied to take the bar
exam from 1972 to 2007, including their race, academic record and bar exam
In a case of first impression, the California Supreme Court has granted a law license to an undocumented immigrant.