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Just Pursuits:
Bronston masters all that jazz
Edythe Bronston

Los Angeles attorney Edythe Bronston's love of jazz music compelled her to start a nonprofit at her dining room table to raise money for struggling musicians. So far, the California Jazz Foundation has helped 121 musicians by providing them with emergency funds and free or low-cost medical care.

Pass rate dips slightly for February bar exam

Forty-one percent of those who took the February General Bar Examination passed, representing a slight dip from last year but still on the better end of exam results in recent years, according to data released last month by the Committee of Bar Examiners.

Bar committee mulls law school accreditation changes, shorter exam

If a public forum held last month is any indication, the State Bar committee charged with overseeing legal education and admitting new lawyers can expect a fair amount of support as it moves forward with two key proposals.

First Latino, public defender in line to head governing board

Luis RodriguezLuis Rodriguez is poised to become the State Bar’s next president this fall by virtue of being the only trustee seeking that office in the July election. Three trustees are running to succeed Rodriguez as vice president and three are running for the post of treasurer.

Attorney siphoned nearly $1 million from would-be movie investors

A Woodland Hills attorney has been stripped of his law license as a result of his actions in a scheme involving bogus movie projects.