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James Lambden tapped for 2013 Benjamin Aranda Award

James LambdenJames Lambden’s mother and sister were primary forces in his efforts to open courtroom access for the deaf. At 63, the former district court of appeal judge is honored with the 2013 Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice Award for also helping minorities and the poor.

Making the most of a State Bar profile

Showcasing languages you speak, uploading a photo, listing a specialization area and linking to a website are just some of the features members can use to reach out through their State Bar profiles.

MCLE Dos and Don’ts

How long should you keep your attendance certificates? Can a non-legal course count for MCLE? Read through a list of what to do — and what NOT do — to make sure you sail through an MCLE audit.

Panel outlines plan to revise attorney training rules

It may take nine months for the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform to develop rules on how to implement the new training requirements for attorneys, but members have already begun the process.

As economy improves, judiciary sees hope for ailing court system

With the California economy firmly on the upswing, the judicial branch sees a flicker of hope for new judgeships and the restoration of funds lost during past years of budget cuts.

Nominations open for State Bar awards

It’s 2014, and the State Bar of California has opened award nominations for notable attorneys who have helped the poor, disabled or underserved. March 17 is the deadline to apply to the President’s Pro Bono and the Loren Miller service awards.

Ruling sends admissions data question back to trial court

It’s now up to a San Francisco County Superior Court judge to decide whether to make public data on every person who applied to take the bar exam from 1972 to 2007, including their race, academic record and bar exam scores.

Undocumented immigrant granted admission to the State Bar

In a case of first impression, the California Supreme Court has granted a law license to an undocumented immigrant.

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