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Garry IchikawaJudge lauded for innovative court programs

The son of farm workers who were incarcerated in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, Solano County Judge Garry Ichikawa is being recognized for his work on cutting-edge court programs that give offenders a reason to go straight.

Get ready to verify your MCLE compliance

Letters will go out to 5,200 attorneys this month asking them to confirm that they have complied with the Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements. Does your last name begin with the letters H through M? We’ll tell you what you should know about the process.

Graphic: Become a certified legal specialist

Investing the time to become a certified legal specialist, but having that expertise can be a boon to clients. See a graphic of legal specialists in California. Also, take our poll on legal specialization.

State Bar accepts auditor’s findings

The State Bar is addressing a report by the California State Auditor last month that made recommendations for improving the State Bar’s attorney discipline system as well as the bar’s reporting on discipline and financial matters.

State Bar releases new consumer pamphlets, updated senior guide

The State Bar has created a new series of free pamphlets for consumers who are seeking legal advice or have a problem with their attorney. In addition, an updated version of the popular “Seniors and the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians” is now available for ordering.