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An inside look at the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel's prosecution process.


There are four categories of events that will cause problems with the State Bar.



The most common reasons for disbarment and suspension by the State Bar. ...


Don't be fooled - a public reproval for attorney misconduct can tarnish your image and hurt your business. ...



The State Bar's imposition of an interim suspension can effectively put an attorney out of business. ...


Know thy adversary - what the State Bar considers when deciding to close an inquiry or investigation. ...



Discipline, Law Practice

Your integrity and moral character have been attacked, how do you set the record straight? ...


Law Practice

Breaking up legal representation can be hard to do. ...



Measures lawyers should take to secure client consent of the fee agreement. ...


U.S. Supreme Court

Our annual U.S. Supreme Court preview focuses on important issues that will confront new Associate Justice Elena Kagan and her...



Judges and Judiciary

A Moral Choice

Sep. 7, 2010

The moral of the story? Perhaps running against an exceptionally well-qualified judge demonstrates lack of judgment.


Judges and Judiciary

The unseating of San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer will have a far greater politicizing effect than many...



Law Practice


Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Cases that run the gamut from free speech to the right against self-incrimination fill the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009-10 docket...



Law Office Management

Agent of Change

Mar. 2, 2008

I do hospice volunteer work, offering care and support to residents during the last hours of their lives. The experience has ...


Law Office Management

The generation that came of age between the civil rights era and the Reagan revolution has had a profound impact on the practi...



Law Office Management

Ill-Suited to Retail

Oct. 2, 2007

From the time I was a kid, I spent my spare time working in my family's clothing store. But did I really belong there? ...


Appellate Practice

Expert Advice

Jul. 1, 2006

Practical tips for preparing for the worst--losing an important motion--and getting relief through a writ petition. by Benjam...



Everyone is anxious about today's election because of what happened in 2000. Many believe that the Democrats were out-lawyered...


Discipline

In 1993, the state Legislature passed a bill that would have added a statute of limitations to the State Bar Act. The proposed...