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Arbitration programs resolve attorney client fee disputes

Manatory fee arbatration graphicFind out how mandatory fee arbitration works through the experience of one client and her lawyer. This graphic shows the process step by step.

Baxter to retire from California Supreme Court

Justice Marvin BaxterThe California Supreme Court will lose a second justice in January after Marvin R. Baxter announced he will not seek re-election. His departure comes on the heels of Joyce Kennard’s retirement. Read a roundup of stories about Baxter’s long career and how the retirements will affect the court’s jurisprudence.

Panel getting close to finalizing new training requirements

A State Bar task force is in the home stretch of developing a plan to implement sweeping new training requirements for incoming lawyers.

SLIDESHOW - Taking the pledge

swearing in ceremony 

Court budgets remain tight despite new state funding

Courts received a significant budget increase in the final state spending plan inked last month, however court leaders say it’s not enough to prevent continued court closures.

5,500 attorneys expected to go through MCLE audit

The State Bar will send audit letters to 5,500 attorneys on July 7 to ensure compliance with Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements.

Scalia to speak at State Bar’s Annual Meeting Sept. 11-14

Registration has opened for the State Bar’s upcoming Annual Meeting in San Diego, which will mark only the second time the event has featured a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Mongolian officials visit Bar for help on attorney regulation

The State Bar has hosted a delegation of Mongolian legal officials who are gathering information to establish a new attorney regulatory scheme based on California’s model.