The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
At its meeting this week, a council advisory committee will receive a draft report with an updated priority list for new courthouse construction projects statewide.
The Supreme Court of California on Wednesday announced it has hired retired Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland to spearhead an independent investigation into the partial disclosure related to the July Bar exam.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California announced the reappointment of Attorney Mark A. Broughton and the appointment of Attorney Sean M. SeLegue to four-year terms, and the appointment of Attorney Alan K. Steinbrecher to a one-year term, on the State Bar Board of Trustees. The court also appointed Mr. Steinbrecher as chair and Mr. SeLegue as vice chair of the Board of Trustees for one year terms.
The Supreme Court of California on Friday announced three appointments to the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners.
The committee will also consider adjustments made to the scoring process and criteria considered.
The California Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will permanently lower the passing score for the California Bar Exam and released plans for an October test administered online.
July 24 business meeting will determine how the council incorporates an ongoing budget reduction of $167.8 million, as well as $50 million in one-time funding included in the budget to help courts deal with backlogs caused by COVID-19-related service reductions.
Lower passing score will not be applied retroactively to previous Bar Exam takers, court writes in letter to State Bar.
The Supreme Court of California on Tuesday announced appointments to three State Bar of California entities.
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the council will consider funding for technology initiatives, a report on remote appearances, a new requirement for anti-bias training, and more.
The proposal from the council’s Technology Committee included 13 major areas of investment to receive budget funds allocated to modernize court operations.