More than 800 attorneys marked their half-century of
membership in the State Bar of California last year. Read their perspectives on
how the profession has changed.
From legislation that made withholding exculpatory evidence
reportable to the State Bar to efforts to speed up litigation, there were a
number of new laws passed in 2015 that lawyers should know about.
Four years after changing the composition and name of its
governing body, the State Bar is once again examining itself to ensure that its
structure and functions serve the agency’s primary goal of public protection.
Attorneys in Districts 1 and 3 will receive ballots this
month to vote in the Board of Trustees election. Read more about the seven
Phong Wong talks about her volunteer service as chairwoman
of the State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.
Jayne Kim was appointed last month to serve four more years
as the State Bar’s top prosecutor.
Former U.S. District Court Chief Magistrate Judge Edward A.
Infante has been selected to arbitrate a lawsuit brought by the State Bar’s
former executive director.