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graphic closed courthouses in CaliforniaInteractive map: Closed courthouses in California

Budget cuts have devastated the state’s trial courts. See where the closures have occurred in your county and which parts of the state have been hit the hardest. Also, take a poll on how you and your clients have been affected by the cuts.

Second commission to be appointed for ethics rules revision

The California Supreme Court has asked the State Bar to appoint a second commission to complete the difficult task of revising attorney ethical rules.

State Bar panel readies recommendations for filling justice gap

Exploring licensing program for legal technicians is among the likely recommendations of a State Bar task force that has been studying solutions to the justice gap – the gap between the need for civil legal assistance for low- and moderate-income Californians and the resources available to meet that need.

Young lawyers, others sought for volunteer service

Several opportunities for young lawyers are among the dozens of volunteer positions that are coming available next year through the State Bar.

Attorney who drew 800-plus complaints agrees to disbarment

A Garden Grove attorney who was the subject of hundreds of complaints from distressed homeowners agreed to be disbarred last month for his misconduct in 14 of those cases.