Items of Interest


  • Interested In The Bench?

    Are you interested or know someone who is interested in becoming a judicial applicant?  Three vacancies in the Desert this calendar year and up to 10 judicial positions in Riverside County will be open in the next 18 months.  Qualified attorneys are encouraged to apply.The D...

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  • CA Department Of Justice-Attorney Vacancies

    Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please postmark your application on or before the deadlines. Deputy Attorney General III - Los...

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  • Notice Of Ninth Circuit Opening

    I am the State Chair of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial advisory committee.  As you may know, there is a California vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  To assist the Senator in fulfilling her responsibility to ensure this vacancy is promptly fi...

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  • New Capital Case Attorney Panel - June 12, 2017

    On June 12, 2017, the court’s Executive Committee approved the creation and maintenance of a countywide Capital Case Attorney Panel and approved a protocol for appointing qualified defense counsel in capital cases when the Public Defender’s Office has declared a conflict.

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  • Passing of Jeffrey S. R. Patterson

    It is with deep sorrow that the Officers and Trustees of the Desert Bar Association inform you of the passing of long time DBA member and past President, Jeffery S. R. Patterson, Esq., who passed away March 25, 2016. He was 70 years old. The Desert Bar Association knew Jeff as a treasured...

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  • Resources for Substance Abuse, Stress, Depression and Lawyer Support

    The Other Bar 24/7 hotline:  1.800.222.0767.   A network of recovering lawyers, law students and judges throughout the state http://otherbar.org/ California State Ba...

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  • Draft Ethics Opinion On Directory/Rating Websites

    The State Bar seeks comment on a nonbinding advisory opinion concerning attorneys' ethical responsibilities when it comes to profile pages on online third-party directories.     

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  • 2016 Annual Discipline Report

    The 2016 Annual Discipline Report was delivered April 27, 2017 to the Governor, the Legislature and the Supreme Court. The State Bar's Office of Chief Trial Counsel closed...

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  • CLE Requirements For The State Bar

    Attorneys:  Need to know your CLE requirements for the State Bar?

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  • The California Rules of Professional Conduct

    Attorney and Non-Attorneys: The California Rules of Professional Conduct are intended to regulate professional conduct of attorneys licensed by the State Bar through discipline. They have been adopted by the Board of Trustees and approved by the California Supreme Court pursuant to statute to pro...

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  • State Bar's Ethics Hotline

    Reminder:  For assistance researching a legal ethics issue, attorneys are reminded to consult the free and confidential State Bar's Ethics Hotline.  Attorneys are always welcome to contact the State Bar Ethics Hotlin...

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