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Affordable housing legal dispute likely headed for U.S. Supreme Court

By John Breslin | Oct 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- Legal disputes stemming from local governments forcing developers to set aside land for affordable housing, or else pay fines, are expected to persist until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the matter.

Longtime disability rights lawyer honored with Loren Miller service award

By John Breslin | Sep 12, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Catherine Blakemore, who has spent her working life advocating and litigating for the rights of people with disabilities, has been recognized for her long-term commitment to the cause.

Center for Youth Development through Law legal fellowship program graduates nearly 40 students this year

By John Breslin | Sep 12, 2016

BERKELEY – Close to 40 young people from low-income communities from the East Bay area this year graduated from an annual two-month legal fellowship program.

Bar set to ask Supreme Court for power to assess dues to fund operations

By John Breslin | Sep 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The California legislature’s failure to pass a bill to assess fees to attorneys to fund the State Bar has led to a request to the state’s highest court for interim power to assess and collect dues.

Santa Cruz attorney disbarred after failing to appear on 25 counts of misconduct

By John Breslin | Sep 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – An attorney already on probation for misconduct has been disbarred after being accused of failing to perform services for clients he charged.

Attorney disbarred after failing to appear for hearing twice

By John Breslin | Sep 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco attorney has been disbarred after twice failing to appear before the State Bar Court for a disciplinary trial.

Settlement proposed in shareholder class action against Castlight Health

By John Breslin | Aug 19, 2016

REDWOOD CITY – Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a shareholder class action against health care company Castlight Health fully expect those allegedly wronged to accept a settlement.

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