Due to increasingly severe budget cuts, more and more state
court systems have become dysfunctional in the last few years. In an in-depth
report, a not-for-profit news organization explores the impact those cuts are
having on the business climate in California and elsewhere.
Murray B. Greenberg, a senior trial counsel at the State
Bar, wants to help attorneys across the country who are too old or too ill to
practice to retire with dignity rather than face disbarment. That goal is in
his sights as president of the National Organization of Bar Counsel. He is the first Californian in 19 years to hold that position.
Vowing to fight for full and fair access to justice for all
Californians, Patrick Kelly took the helm of the State Bar last month, joined
by four new members of the Board of Trustees. (View a slideshow of the new president.)
The State Bar of California's annual get-together was a
chance to catch up on legal education programs, find out about
cutting-edge technology and software for attorneys, or participate in a race. A group of State Bar officials took on the mantle of their new
offices in a swearing-in ceremony and a number of other attorneys were recognized with awards for their work. Here are a few of the scenes from
the meeting in beautiful Monterey Oct. 11-14.
More than a dozen outstanding new law school students, from
a former fellow in the governor's office, to an AmeriCorps' JusticeCorps intern
and a military police officer, are getting a helping hand paying for their
legal education thanks to the California
For more than 50 years, renowned constitutional scholar
Jesse H. Choper has been inspiring law students and teaching them, as outgoing
State Bar president Jon Streeter put it, “how to think like a lawyer.” Last
month, Choper was recognized for those and myriad other contributions to the
legal profession with the Bernard E. Witkin Medal.
The State Bar is recruiting applicants for approximately 200
volunteer positions on more than three dozen committees, boards and
commissions. Find out where you can make a difference.