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U.S. Supreme CourtU.S. Supreme Court: A year unlike any in recent memory

UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky summarizes the U.S. Supreme Court’s term that just ended and offers some theories on why there were so many liberal victories. Don’t expect the trend to continue, he said.

State Bar ethics committee gives e-discovery advice

A new State Bar ethics opinion gives guidance to practitioners on e-discovery issues. Also, has the growth in electronic information has made the job of a lawyer harder or easier? Take a poll.

Q&A: Church joins effort to help the needy get legal aid

Recently, the leadership of the Episcopal Diocese of California agreed to support the Campaign for Justice. The Bar Journal spoke with retired Marin County Superior Court Judge Jack Sutro about how he helped secure the unique partnership.

Pasternak chosen as next State Bar president

Los Angeles attorney David J. Pasternak will serve as the bar’s 91st president. Read more about him and the incoming slate of board officers.

Board OKs two-day bar exam starting in 2017

After years of discussion, the State Bar took a big step last month toward cutting the length of the bar exam to save money and improve efficiency.

Former dean named bar’s new executive director

Elizabeth ParkerThe State Bar Board of Trustees has named Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, former dean of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, as its next executive director/chief executive officer. She will assume her responsibilities on Sept. 1.

Foundation creates new fellowship program, awards scholarships

The California Bar Foundation has created a first-of-its kind fellowship program that will serve immigrant clients. The foundation also awarded a series of scholarships last month to students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession and who are committed to careers in public interest law.