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Limited-practice license idea faces challenging path

Paula LittlewoodPaula Littlewood, executive director of the Washington State Bar Association, outlined the challenges her state faced in licensing legal technicians to meet the needs of an underserved public.  Littlewood and others spoke to a working group exploring whether California should pursue a similar program.

Top 10 things that trigger a legal malpractice lawsuit

The chair of a State Bar committee on professional liability insurance identifies the most common pitfalls that could get you sued, including missing filing deadlines and failing to document legal work.

Judicial Council approves new trial court funding formula

Members of California’s legal community hope that a new formula for distributing money to the trial courts marks the first step in restoring much-needed operational funds to the statewide judicial branch.

Del Norte DA could lose law license

A State Bar Court hearing judge recommended disbarment for Del Norte District Attorney Jon M. Alexander, who was found culpable of professional misconduct for the fourth time.

Mendoza grabs Board of Trustees seat

Joanna MendozaJoanna R. Mendoza, of Granite Bay, as the only candidate running in District 3, was deemed to be elected to the State Bar Board of Trustees. She will be sworn in at the State Bar Annual Meeting in October along with the winner of a contested District 1 election between San Francisco attorneys Omid E. Talai and Daniel Dean.

Foundation assists future public interest attorneys with bar exam costs

Fifteen aspiring public interest lawyers will get financial assistance with the bar exam thanks to a unique scholarship program offered by the California Bar Foundation.