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Longtime champion for people with disabilities named Loren Miller award winner

Cathrine BlakemoreCatherine Blakemore, who grew up in a family that valued doing good in the world, heads Disability Rights California, one of the largest legal advocacy organizations in the country. She’s being honored for achievements both large and small on behalf of the organization’s clients.

State Bar plans to ask court to assess fees

In the absence of a fee bill, State Bar officials plan to ask the state Supreme Court for interim authority to assess fees for 2017.

California Supreme Court’s term: Following the lead

An analysis of the state high court’s decisions in the past year by law professor J. Clark Kelso shows its deference to the other two branches of government.

Q&A: Pam Wilson presides over her final Annual Meeting

Pam Wilson talks about her 36 years with the State Bar, where she ran the bar’s education programs, including the Annual Meeting.

Graphic: Client reimbursements

Read about how a State Bar fund helped one consumer get her money back after she paid for mortgage assistance that never arrived. The bar’s Client Security Fund is expected to pay out $8 million this year to reimburse clients of dishonest California lawyers.

Law program delivers valuable training to disadvantaged teens

The State Bar hosted five interns this summer through the Center for Youth Development through Law program. Read about them and the program, which exposes the students to the legal profession, as well as life skills and leadership activities.

Attorney spends client money on luxury items, gets disbarred

A Los Angeles entertainment attorney took client money that was earmarked for the purchase of Jackson 5 recordings and used it to cover business and personal expenses, including payments on a Mercedes-Benz and purchases at Tiffany’s and Bloomingdales, the State Bar Court found.