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State Bar workshops give seniors, immigrants tools to fight fraud

The State Bar is participating in a series of free seminars geared toward giving consumers the information they need to protect themselves against scammers.

Sacramento justice wins national award

Ronald RobieKnown for his efforts to improve civics education, 3rd District Court of Appeal Justice Ronald R. Robie was recently awarded the National Center for State Court’s Distinguished Service Award. Presented annually, it is one of the highest awards given by the organization and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the justice system.

Incubators: A new approach to providing legal services

More than 100 attorneys, law school representatives and legal aid staff turned out this month for the first regional meeting of the Modest Means Incubator Projects. Convened by the California Commission on Access to Justice, the grant program aims to combine legal services for low- and moderate-income clients with practice training for new lawyers.

Board of Trustees election features 12 candidates, three spots

Voting has opened in this year’s Board of Trustees election. Attorneys have until June 30 to cast their ballots.

Jason LeeQ&A: Judging the judges

Venice attorney Jason Lee, chair of the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation wants to demystify the judge-vetting process. In this Q&A, Lee discusses how the commission goes about ensuring a quality bench along with the personal rewards its members can reap.

State Bar Court judge appointed to FPPC

Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court, is leaving to serve as chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the state’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency.