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State Bar finds additional $1.7 million for the general fund

December 13, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar expects to soon secure an additional $1.7 million for its general fund as a result of auditing one of its restricted funds and determining a transfer could be made, agency staff announced Monday.

Alabama Prosecutor Sets the Penalties and Fills the Coffers

December 13, 2016 | New York Times
It was a run-of-the-mill keg party in an open field, until one guest, Harvey Drayton Burch III, objected to paying for his beer. Witnesses said Mr. Burch fired a gun over the crowd and began spraying Mace. With partyers fleeing, Mr. Burch jumped into the back seat of a car as it drove away.

Political Road Map: Get ready for hundreds of extra bills in 2017

December 13, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
Just minutes after taking the oath of office last week, new and returning members of the California Assembly received an early holiday gift, one that no lawmakers in Sacramento have been given for more than two decades.

Judicial Profile: Timothy L. Fall

December 13, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Judge Timothy L. Fall can still remember the moment at UC Davis Law School when he learned the value of dignity and decorum in a courtroom. The advice came from professor Daniel W. L. Fessler, who later headed the California Public Utilities Commission.
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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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