Candidates for Ninth Circuit Vacancy Sought

June 27, 2019 – Candidates are currently being interviewed to fill the California vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Anyone interested in applying, should visit the Senator’s website at http://feinstein.senate.gov/publ…/index.cfm/applications-jud and fill out the information for the judicial application. If you wish to recommend a highly-qualified candidate who might be interested…

LASC Offering Training for Temporary Judges

The Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program is offering training for temporary judges pursuant to CRC Rule 2.812, et seq. Attorneys who have been members of the State Bar of California for 10 years are eligible to apply as a temporary judge. he Court is the program sponsor and is approved as a provider…

Cal State Bar Mulls Boosting Basic Bar Fee

  June 11, 2019 – According to the ABA Division of Bar Services, for the first time in roughly two decades, the State Bar of California may be poised for an increase in its basic bar fee. At the end of May, the California Senate approved legislation to require practicing lawyers to pay $535 in…

Second District Seeks Help for Indigent Condemned

June 10, 2019 – The regional Habeas Corpus Panel Committee for the Second District Court of Appeal is seeking qualified lawyers to represent indigent persons who have been sentenced to death in their habeas corpus proceedings in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Superior Courts. For information regarding applying for an…

LASC Judge Speer To End 21-Year Career on the Bench

June 5, 2019 – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Susan M. Speer’s last day on the bench will be June 21, ending a 21-year judicial career. Speer was appointed March 12, 1998, to the Los Angeles Municipal Court by then-Gov. Pete Wilson. She had been a deputy district attorney since 1981. Announcing her retirement, the judge…