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California Supreme Court Denies Drakes Bay petition, case returns to Coastal Commission

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court denied a petition this week by a shellfish farm challenging the authority of the Coastal Commission and its ability to provide a fair hearing.

Analyst: Issues unique to Inland give Harris reason to keep Riverside office open

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., remains undecided on the fate of former Sen. Barbara Boxer’s downtown Riverside, California office, despite the fact it is the senator's only presence in the fast-growing Inland Empire.

Court rules labor bill carve-outs justification 'does not survive constitutional scrutiny'

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court gave a green light to two growers who claim a state labor law violates their 14th Amendment right to equal protection, but rejected their charge of political targeting.

San Jose attorney suspended, given probation for commingling funds

LOS ANGELES – The California State Bar Court placed San Jose attorney Steven Lee Dickinson on a 60-day suspension from practicing law and gave him a two-year probation with specific requirements that include completion of the multistate professional responsibility examination.

Calif. Supreme Court follows the lead of U.S. Supreme Court on amending proposed initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court’s first-time interpretation of Section 9002 of the state’s Elections Code shows its willingness to follow the lead of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pam Wilson leaving State Bar of California after 36 years

SAN FRANCISCO – When Pam Wilson worked as a temp at the 1980 State Bar of California Annual Meeting, she thought it was a one-shot deal. Although enjoyable, she was prepared to move on to the next career challenge.

California's lawyer-backed fund gives victims of attorney fraud chance to recover money

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Client Security Fund, managed by the State Bar of California, provides a chance at reimbursement for those whose money is taken by a dishonest attorney.