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Lawmakers say they will introduce bills to alter bail system

December 01, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) On Monday, the first day of California's new legislative session, lawmakers in both houses said they plan to introduce mirror-image bills that aim to radically alter the state's bail system.

Defunct Heller Ehrman Opens Fight for Fees Before Calif. High Court

November 30, 2016 | The Recorder
In a brief filed Tuesday in California Supreme Court, a lawyer for the now-defunct firm argued that a dissolved law firm can recover its former partners' hourly fees once they are at a new firm if the fees were earned for a matter that was in progress when the old firm disbanded.
Related: Bloomberg Law

State Bar's practice groups pursue split from agency

December 01, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The sections are frustrated with the bar limiting the type of events they can host, having to comply with the state's open meeting law, and rising overhead costs.

Judicial Profile: Tilisha Martin

December 01, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Going out for coffee on Saturdays is part of Judge Tilisha Martin's weekend routine, but she also uses the outings as a chance to meet with law students and offer them career advice over a cup of Joe.
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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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