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David Pasternak tackles bar presidency while battling cancer

David PasternakWhen he is sworn in this month as the 91st president of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles attorney David J. Pasternak plans to introduce a special guest without whom he would not be holding office. That person: his oncologist. Read about Pasternak’s journey and see a slideshow of photos.

Honoring California’s pro bono standouts

A veteran who went beyond the call of duty to help her fellow veterans is among those being honored Oct. 9 at the annual President’s Pro Bono Service Awards. Take a poll about pro bono service.

Checks on the way for victims of mass joinder scam

Four years after the Attorney General’s Office and the State Bar shut down an operation that used false advertising to lure distressed homeowners into suing their mortgage lenders, victims are getting some of their money back.

Q&A: For new trial counsel exec, a transition to public law

After 25 years in “big law” at Morrison & Foerster LLP, Gregory Dresser recently came to work for the State Bar, overseeing attorneys who prosecute errant lawyers. The Bar Journal talked to Dresser about his career shift.

Apply for board appointment, election

The State Bar Board of Trustees is accepting resumes from Northern California attorneys in District 1 who are interested in temporarily filling vacancy on the board through October 2016. In addition, attorney candidates may submit their names for the 2016 elections in Districts 1 and 3.