Since the COVID-19 state of emergency issued in mid-March, courts around the state have been holding more court hearings remotely. Now courts are looking for ways to expand remote technology to support community engagement.
Lower passing score will not be applied retroactively to previous Bar Exam takers, court writes in letter to State Bar.
Since April, the state Supreme Court rolled a large screen television into its San Francisco courtroom to conduct oral arguments.
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.
Webcasts of the court’s oral arguments have been accessed more than 44,000 times since it began streaming them last year.
The California Supreme Court today appointed Justice William S. Dato, of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One (San Diego) as a member of the Commission on Judicial Performance.
The Supreme Court of California on Friday announced three appointments to the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners.
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 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.
Court publishes amended rules, FAQs for mandatory electronic filing beginning September 1.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California has published its eFiling rules that will support the launch on Monday July 10, 2017 of its electronic filing system. The court has adopted a phased approach to the system’s implementation, which will initially be voluntary for filers, but become mandatory on September 1, and reduces the related number of paper copies required to two.
SAN FRANCISCO—Jorge Navarrete, Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California today announced that the Supreme Court will launch voluntary eFiling under California Rule of Court 8.70 beginning July 10, 2017, and the program will become mandatory effective September 1, 2017.