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Orange County veterans court dispenses a different kind of justice

Wendy LindleyJudge Wendy Lindley is having none of it. “I don’t want to hear it,” the Orange County Superior Court jurist tells the young combat veteran who tries to argue that he tested “dirty” — positive — for drugs that week because he was taking a prescribed pill.

Most charges dropped in loan modification case

An Orange County lawyer — the first attorney in the state to be arrested for illicit loan modification activities — must stand trial, but faces far fewer charges than prosecutors originally filed.

77 years of practice . . . and countingJoseph Aidlin

Despite a love of science and an inclination to go to CalTech, Joseph W. Aidlin did go to law school — third in his Boalt Hall Class of 1933 — after graduating with honors from UCLA at its then-new Westwood campus. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1933.

Ethics rules get a rewrite

While the California Rules of Professional Conduct may not provide the most scintillating reading, they form the basis of good attorney behavior and every member of the State Bar is bound by them.

State Bar redistricting effort will get more study

A committee of the State Bar board rejected a proposal last month to seek legislative approval to add three more members to their ranks as a way to give more attorneys a voice in the bar.

Bar admissions data case goes to court

A UCLA professor took his fight to obtain data about bar examination applicants to court last month, arguing that public access laws give him a right to the information.