The State Bar is participating in a series of free seminars
geared toward giving consumers the information they need to protect themselves
Known for his efforts to improve civics education, 3rd
District Court of Appeal Justice Ronald R. Robie was recently awarded the
National Center for State Court’s Distinguished Service Award. Presented
annually, it is one of the highest awards given by the organization and
recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the justice
More than 100 attorneys, law school representatives and legal
aid staff turned out this month for the first regional meeting of the Modest
Means Incubator Projects. Convened by the California Commission on Access to
Justice, the grant program aims to combine legal services for low- and moderate-income clients with practice training
for new lawyers.
Voting has opened in this year’s Board of Trustees election.
Attorneys have until June 30 to cast their ballots.
Venice attorney Jason Lee, chair of the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation wants to demystify the judge-vetting process. In this Q&A, Lee discusses how the commission goes about ensuring a quality bench along with the personal rewards its members can reap.
Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar
Court, is leaving to serve as chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices
Commission, the state’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency.