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Monterey will host the State Bar Annual Meeting

MontereySeveral thousands lawyers are expected to attend the State Bar’s 83rd Annual Meeting in Monterey this month, where they can take advantage of MCLE courses, hear remarks from well-known legal personalities and network with colleagues.

Detailed information on the events and educational programs, as well as hotel and travel arrangements, is available at Registration can be completed online and a single fee buys entry to all but the special ticketed events.

The meeting is scheduled for Sept. 23-26.

Summer savings from CalBar Connect

CalBar Connect, the State Bar’s members-only website, connects members to a variety of partners who offer discounts and programs to help attorneys save money in their law practice management. To view the partners' products and offerings, visit CalBar Connect.

Summer promotions now offered by select CalBar Connect partners include special discounts on phone orders placed with Office Max and T-Mobile and reduced rates on car rentalsthroughout the season with Hertz.

Visit our partner for information on its upcoming MCLE program: The Ethics of Marketing Your Law Practice: The Rules Related to Marketing in California.

JNE switches to electronic forms

The JNE Commission is expanding efforts to transmit electronic confidential forms to raters in order to garner more responses, relieve commissioners of administrative burdens and reduce postage. Raters will be able to complete the form in a matter of minutes.

Testing began in Ventura County and forms have been transmitted to various populations in Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, Sonoma, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. The goal is to eventually send all confidential comment forms electronically.

Questions, comments or feedback about the new process may be sent to

One opening on Indian legal services board

One three-year position on the board of directors of California Indian Legal Services (CILS) will open Sept. 1 and interested attorneys are invited to submit an application to the State Bar. The 13-member board meets four times a year to make policy decisions governing CILS’ operations. The agency provides legal assistance to the rural poor.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 10.

Interested attorneys, who must be bar members and have an interest in quality legal services for the poor, should apply by letter. A resume outlining work experience, community activity and educational background must be included. The materials should be sent to Chris Zupanovich, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639, or Questions may be directed to 415-538-2534.

Opt out of lists

Attorneys who wish to remove their names from lists the State Bar provides to qualified outside entities may do so by logging on to My State Bar Profile. Go to “Account Information” and select “Update my mailing preferences (opt out).”

Members also may e-mail their opt-out request to

Include your bar number.