After being on the upswing, the pass rate for the July bar exam tumbled to its near-lowest point in more than a decade. In July, 48.6 percent of those who took the test passed – a 7-point drop from July 2013.
It’s that time of year. Not just for the holidays, but for the arrival of the bills for the 2015 State Bar annual membership fees. Fee bills drop in the mail Dec. 1, and members have until Feb. 2 to pay.
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The State Bar’s complaint system can be labyrinth for those who don’t understand its complex disciplinary process. What happens to an attorney complaint after a consumer lodges one?
In his first months heading the State Bar Board of Trustees, Craig Holden has already weathered a major change in the bar’s top management. The board president discusses plans to recruit a new executive director and maintain stability during the transition, as well as his goal of fostering a mentorship program for lawyers in the new year.
After more than two years in the making, a plan to introduce new training requirements aimed at ensuring competency and professionalism among new lawyers won approval from the bar’s Board of Trustees.
Gov. Jerry Brown has chosen Leondra Kruger, a deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Joyce L. Kennard.
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