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Alliances shift on newly reshaped CA Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino CuellarAfter decades of domination by Republican appointees, the newly reconstituted state Supreme Court is now approaching political parity –and it’s not just the three fresh Democratic justices Gov. Jerry Brown appointed who have altered the high court’s makeup.

2016 budget plan comes with rise in court funds

There was good news for California’s court system in the governor’s proposed spending plan released last month. The judicial branch is in line to get an additional $146.3 million in 2016-17.

Hearing set on proposed ethics rules for prosecutors

The public is invited to speak to the State Bar of California’s Rules Revision Commission on Feb. 3 about proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding the special responsibilities of prosecutors.

State Bar targets 1,300 for $8.5 million in collections

Bar officials are broadening efforts to collect millions owed by about 1,300 disciplined attorneys in cases dating back to 2006.

Time to nominate noteworthy lawyers, firms

Do you know people who have gone the extra mile to provide legal services to those who need it the most? Nominate them for an award.