(Subscription required) The State Bar bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law allows the agency to transfer excess funds from its Lawyer Assistance Program to its Client Security Fund, a maneuver the bar made last year before reversing course after criticism from officials in Sacramento.
(Subscription required) Commissioner Sheryle Sparks has been in situations similar to those who appear before her in San Joaquin County Superior Court. She’s run from bill collectors. She’s been down and out.