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September 19 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Multistate Bar Exam Scores Sink to 34-Year Low, Pass Rates Sag

Employers Can't Shortchange Service-Industry Workers With Dual Responsibilities

Marcia Coyle Outlines 'Stark' Differences Between Kavanaugh, Thomas Hearings

Contra Costa Judge Accused of Sexual Harassment, Improper Comments

Get Ready for an 8-Justice Supreme Court, as Kavanaugh Controversy Persists

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September 18 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jeff Sessions, Nodding to Justice Thomas, Takes New Swing at National Injunctions

Rimon Reels in 8-Strong Silicon Valley IP Team

Berkeley Law Is Deeply Divided on 'Boalt' Name, Chemerinsky Says

Announcing The Recorder's 2018 Women Leaders in Tech Law

 

Proskauer Partner Behind $50M Gender Bias Suit Jumps to Polsinelli

#MeToo Whistleblower Lawyer Makes Waves in Washington

Federal Judicial Misconduct Rules Could Get a Significant Makeover

Can our independent judiciary survive the politicized criticism leveled against it?

Critical to our system of government—indeed the foundation of this democratic republic—is the rule of law, the system’s most fragile aspect. It is this concept, and its existence in fact, that separates our society from most others.
Read the full story at ABA Journal 

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September 14 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 14, 2018

California's Bar Exam Evaluated Again, This Time on Job Skills

Ninth Circuit Cannabis Ruling Gives Biz Owner New Chance to Fight Charges

Bill Reshaping 9th Circuit Passes House Committee

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Superior Court Needs Temporary Judge Volunteers

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is seeking much-needed additional volunteers for the Temporary Judge program.  

 

Under California Rules of Court, qualified and experienced attorneys may volunteer their time to serve as part of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara's Temporary Judges' Program. Temporary judges are appointed and serve at the discretion of the Court. Attorneys must have been members of the California State Bar for at least ten years, must be a member of the State Bar in good standing, must not have pled guilty or no contest to a felony, and must satisfy the educational and training requirements. 

 

For more general information, go to the Temporary Judge Web Page at http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/jo/temp_judges.shtml

 

To see the Educational and Training requirements, go to http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/jo/temp_judges.shtml#training

To complete the Temporary Judge Application, go to http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/jo/temp_judge_application.asp

To complete the Placement Form, go to http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/jo/temp_judge_questionnaire.asp

NOTE - THE NEXT "BENCH CONDUCT & DEMEANOR" CLASS IS TUESDAY OCTOBER 16TH FROM 4:30 PM TO 7:30 PM.

To contact the Temporary Judge Administrator with questions or for general information, please email TJP@scscourt.org.

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September 13 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Committee to Take Up Measure to Reconfigure the Ninth Circuit

Legal Industry Admits It Has a Substance Abuse Problem, But Recovery Won't Come Easy

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September 10 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 10, 2018

UC Hastings Report: New Tools Needed to Address Race, Gender Bias in Legal Profession

Movin' On: Bay Area Mid-Level Associates Express Doubt They'll Stay Put

Race and gender bias is rampant in law, says new report that also offers tools to fight it

A new report details the endemic bias women and minority lawyers continue to face compared to their white male counterparts, but it also offers some tools to disrupt the status quo.
Read the full story at ABA Journal 

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A Lesson in Document Review, Spurred by Sen. Harris’ Comments at Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 7, 2018

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September 5 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lawyer for Republican AG Candidate Calls Disciplinary Proceedings "Politically Motivated"

Brett Kavanaugh Really Didn't Want to Talk About the Federalist Society

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September 4 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Texas Judge Wants to Spike DACA, But He Won't Enjoin It

Appeals Court Revives Minimum-Wage Fight in Clash Between State, Federal Law

The Calif. Court of Appeal Decision That Expands Negligence Exposure for Lawyers

In Case Pitting Law Firms Against Clients Over Conflicts, California High Court Sides (Mostly) With Clients

California Bar Still Can Withhold Exam Takers’ Racial Data

A professor’s bid to obtain data on the races and scores of those who take and pass the California bar will remain unfulfilled, a state appeals court ruled.
Read the full story at Big Law Business 

 

'Who Is Bill Burck?' Not the Only Big Law Attorney Reviewing Kavanaugh Documents

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Two New Commissioners for the Superior Court Bench

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 27, 2018

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more Calendar

1/23/2019
Balancing the Ethical Obligation, Risk Management and Client Retention Strategies.

1/30/2019
2019 SCCBA Installation Ceremony & Reception

1/31/2019
Seeing The Forest Within The Trees - Uncovering Bias In Mediation

Recent Recognitions
Susana Inda2018 Barrister of the Year
Daniel S. Gonzales2018 Professional Lawyer of the Year

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