(Subscription required) General counsel are backing each other in a matter concerning advance conflict waivers that has reached the state Supreme Court with amicus curiae briefs supporting a company sued by a law firm for nonpayment in a qui tam case.
(Subscription required) The Board of State and Community Corrections has begun soliciting proposals for how to spend the $35.6 million it has been allocated as a result of first-year savings from Proposition 47.
Significant changes came to the Imperial County Superior Court in the late 1990s, first when the state passed the Lockyer-Isenberg Trial Court Funding Act of 1997 that transferred funding of all courts, including county courts, to the state.
(Subscription required) State Bar board members said Tuesday they understand the desire of the agency's specialty practice groups to separate from the bar, but they questioned why some proponents of the split have suggested the so-called "sections" should remain a governmental entity.
(Subscription required) Before she applied for the job, Valli K. Israels thought about the type of superior court judge she wanted to be. Drawing from her courtroom experience as a San Joaquin County deputy district attorney, she knew she could make everybody's day easier through her demeanor, so she vowed to make it a sunny one.