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Tending the shepherds: Fresno attorney lauded for commitment to legal services

Chris SchneiderChris Schneider, this year’s recipient of the Loren Miller Legal Services Award, made his mark by drawing attention to the hardscrabble life of immigrant shepherds. His work resulted in legislation aimed at improving their wages and working conditions. Read more about Schneider, who was recruited into the legal profession by the legendary César Chavez.

California Supreme Court’s term: Shared workplace laws

Law professor J. Clark Kelso offers his analysis of the recently ended California Supreme Court term, which dealt with a number of employment law cases.

Q&A: Rae Lamothe

The former chairwoman of the Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration discusses the recent revamp of the State Bar’s sample fee agreement forms for attorneys. How do you handle fee agreements with clients? Take a poll.

Graphic: Compensating victims of attorney fraud

See an interactive graphic of how much money the State Bar’s Client Security Fund paid to qualified victims of attorney fraud in the past five years.

2015 Annual Meeting showcases Justice Kennedy

For the second year in a row, the State Bar Annual Meeting will feature a Supreme Court justice. Last year, Antonin Scalia spoke and this year Justice Anthony Kennedy will receive the Bernard E. Witkin Medal.

Two new executives join State Bar

The State Bar Board of Trustees has hired Leah T. Wilson as its first chief operations officer and Vanessa L. Holton as general counsel. The two executives, along with incoming Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, will start their jobs this month.

Former JNE Commissioner to join State Bar board

The California Supreme Court last month appointed Jason P. Lee to a three-year term on the State Bar Board of Trustees.