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Home buyers' and sellers' interests must be protected when the same firm represents both, state Supreme Court rules

November 21, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously for Horiike, saying the seller’s agent had a duty to disclose relevant information about the house because both the buyer’s and seller’s agents worked for the same firm.
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State Supreme Court rejects premature challenge to death penalty initiative

November 22, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The California Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition to stay the enforcement of Proposition 66, which seeks to hasten death penalty appeals with tighter timelines, calling the action unnecessary as election results have yet to be certified.

California Bar Exam Pass-Rate Reaches New Low

November 22, 2016 | The Recorder
The success rate for those prospective lawyers taking California's July bar exam continues to slide, with only 43 percent earning a passing score on the 2016 test, according to data the state bar released Friday.
Related: Daily Journal

Memorial Tribute to Vaino Spencer Set for Dec. 3

November 22, 2016 | Met News
A memorial tribute to retired Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Vaino Spencer, the first African American appointed to the bench in California, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 10:30 a.m., at Southwestern Law School.

San Diego judge set for ethics hearing

November 22, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Commission on Judicial Performance scheduled a Feb. 6 hearing for San Diego County Superior Court Judge Gary G. Kreep, who's facing several charges for violations of the state code of judicial ethics.

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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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