Gary Blasi never went to law school. But that didn’t stop
him from building a resume that would make any aspiring poverty lawyer swoon.
The UCLA Law School Professor’s work is being recognized with the 2013 Loren Miller
Legal Services Award, which will be presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting.
Law professor J. Clark Kelso analyzed the California Supreme Court’s last term and found that the court made some important corrections to earlier decisions. Among the brush-clearing cases were rulings concerning the fraud exception to the parol evidence rule, the common law release rule and the assumption of risk doctrine.
The high court is about to hear oral arguments on whether an
undocumented immigrant may be licensed to practice law.
Attorneys interested in attending this year’s Annual Meeting
in San Jose will have a new incentive to do so: cost savings.
The State Bar can require California-accredited law schools
to disclose information about bar exam pass rates of their graduates, a federal
judge ruled last month.
The State Bar of California hosted the second meeting of the
International Conference of Legal Regulators at its San Francisco offices last
month. About 60 professionals from Australia, Africa, Asia, Canada, the United
States and the United Kingdom debated the role of regulators in a globalized
Ongoing budget cuts and a lack of affordable legal
representation threaten to make access to justice an impossibility for the
average person, a panel of sitting and retired state and federal court judges
warned during a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s annual
meeting last month in San Francisco.
As students head back to school, an updated version of the State Bar’s free “Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents,” is now available for ordering.
Miriam Krinsky and Hernán Vera, two Los-Angeles based
lawyers who each have a track record of providing legal assistance to underrepresented
communities, have been appointed to the State Bar Board of Trustees.