SAN FRANCISCO – Former California Supreme Court Justice
Carlos R. Moreno watched countless protests take place outside his office in
Civic Center Plaza when he was on the court. He never imagined that one day
he’d be a participant, he said. But on April 18, Moreno and people from all corners of the
legal community turned out by the hundreds on the steps of San Francisco City
Hall to call for the restoration of trial court funding.
Kramer, a Calabasas attorney at the center of a national loan modification
scam, agreed to be disbarred last month. Kramer, 52, admitted to numerous counts of misconduct including collection of illegal fees,
failure to return advance fees and accepting employment in states where he was
not licensed to practice law.
State Bar stepping up its efforts to ensure attorneys are meeting their continuing
education requirements, experts offer a number of tips to avoid getting in
trouble – and prevent problems from ballooning in the event of an audit.
composition of the State Bar Board of Trustees continues to shift with an upcoming election and the
first of five appointments to the board by the California Supreme Court. The Supreme
Court is accepting applications through June 1 from lawyers interested
in serving as the court’s first-ever appointee to the board. The individual
selected will take office at the State Bar Annual Meeting in October 2012. Meanwhile, five lawyers are running for two seats on the board.
The death of Trayvon Martin is a terrible tragedy. A couple months ago we considered media manipulation. It is ironic that this month we have two highly questionable press conferences by lawyers in the prosecution of Mr. Zimmerman, the shooter now accused of the second degree murder of Mr. Martin.
The Orange County Bar Association recently closed escrow on its new home at 4101 Westerly Place in Newport Beach. When construction is complete, the OCBA will relocate to the new facility featuring onsite meeting space, open parking and new technology.
whose license was revoked for having sex with his patients has now lost his law
license as well. CRAIG
DOUGLAS FOSTER [#179488], 61, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, was disbarred Feb. 4, 2012, and
was ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.