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October 2, 1986
Lester B. Snyder has been appointed to the executive committee of the taxation section for the State Bar of California.
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April 24, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Her appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel moved to the Federal Elections Commission. Good-government activists including Robert Stern, a former general counsel for the California agency and a coauthor of the state Political Reform Act, said they knew nothing about Remke.
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June 2, 1993 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of five law students who put down their pencils to help an ill test taker during the State Bar exam have passed the test, Bar officials announced Tuesday. John Leslie and Julio De Jesus will be sworn in as attorneys later this month, pending the results of a professional responsibility exam and background check. The three others who put aside their tests to help--Yancy Miller, Eunice Morgan and Cynthia Vinales--failed the exam, as did the applicant who fell ill.
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July 4, 2012 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Paul Zuckerman was sifting through resumes when he paused, "astounded," over a particularly strong applicant for a law clerk opening: Ivy League undergraduate, top-notch law school, legal work for two judges in Washington. Zuckerman's Los Angeles County firm handled personal injury cases - auto accidents and slip-and-falls. He figured the applicant, whose credentials marked him for a prestigious "white shoe" firm, had applied to the wrong place. Then he read the cover letter. Stephen Randall Glass wrote that he was a disgraced former Washington journalist.
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May 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James O. Heiting, a Riverside lawyer who has been instrumental in expanding alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs for attorneys, was elected president of the State Bar of California on Saturday. A partner at Heiting & Irwin, which specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, Heiting, 56, will succeed former California Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp. Heiting's one-year term at the helm of the 200,000-member organization begins in September.
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February 7, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lloyd G. Copenbarger comes close to being a jack-of-all-trades, court records show. During the past six years, he has received substantial fees from the Hazel I. Maag estate for serving not only as her attorney and trustee, but also as a packer, construction supervisor, building superintendent and even inspector of orange groves. The Irvine lawyer's billings, both small and large, have been questioned by an independent court-appointed attorney, Michael D.
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May 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A Fresno defense attorney active in Democratic politics has been elected president of the State Bar of California, the regulatory agency for the state's 190,000 lawyers. Anthony P. Capozzi was elected Saturday, and will be sworn in at the bar's annual meeting in September, according to a statement from the agency. Capozzi, 57, was active in Gov. Gray Davis' campaigns in the Central Valley and has been a member of the Democratic National Committee.
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September 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Transamerica Leases Space to State Bar: The State Bar of California has signed a 20-year agreement to lease 150,000 square feet in the Transamerica Center building in downtown Los Angeles. Valued at more than $62 million, the lease is said to be the second-largest in downtown Los Angeles--behind AT&T, which in March signed a lease for 183,000 feet at 611 W. 6th St. About 350 state bar employees will move into the Transamerica building from their current location near 6th and Beaudry streets.
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January 9, 1990
The attorney who represented mass murderer Charles Manson had his law practice taken over Monday by the State Bar of California. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Zebrowski ordered that the legal practice of Irving A. Kanarek, 69, be assumed by the bar, which has the authority to take over the practices of attorneys who are unable to attend to their clients' needs.
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July 24, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A longtime Republican activist credited with helping revitalize the GOP in San Bernardino County was appointed to a judgeship by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in May even though he was rated "not qualified" by a state bar committee, the bar announced Monday. But a spokeswoman for the State Bar of California said the organization and members of the judicial evaluating commission were legally prohibited from explaining why San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Elia Pirozzi was deemed unqualified.
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January 19, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
The State Bar of California has recommended that attorney Brian Oxman, whose high-profile client list has included pop star Michael Jackson and the 1-800-GET-THIN surgery marketing company, be disbarred for several violations of bar rules. In a Jan. 13 order, the State Bar Court said Oxman should lose the ability to practice law because of dishonest and unethical conduct, including failing to advise the bar after he had been fined by a judge and commingling personal funds in a client trust account.
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March 24, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The State Bar of California has declined to discipline a Los Angeles attorney who was accused of orchestrating a massive fraud in representing Nicaraguan banana workers in lawsuits against U.S. corporations, according to a document reviewed by The Times. Then-Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Victoria G. Chaney had referred attorney Juan Dominguez, a personal injury lawyer whose ads are ubiquitous on Los Angeles buses, to the state bar after she made findings that he was central in a scheme to recruit fake plaintiffs, coach them to lie about working on Dole-affiliated banana farms, and fabricate medical evidence.
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September 14, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Crooked lawyers have long besmirched the profession's image, but the scale of their involvement in the loan modification scandals plaguing California homeowners has taken an unprecedented toll, the incoming president of the State Bar of California says. The proliferation of complaints against lawyers who said they could help rescue clients threatened with foreclosure has hurt tens of thousands of people and confronted the bar with a mounting and costly disciplinary burden, said Howard Miller, a partner with the Los Angeles plaintiffs' firm of Girardi & Keese.
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July 24, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A longtime Republican activist credited with helping revitalize the GOP in San Bernardino County was appointed to a judgeship by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in May even though he was rated "not qualified" by a state bar committee, the bar announced Monday. But a spokeswoman for the State Bar of California said the organization and members of the judicial evaluating commission were legally prohibited from explaining why San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Elia Pirozzi was deemed unqualified.
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May 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James O. Heiting, a Riverside lawyer who has been instrumental in expanding alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs for attorneys, was elected president of the State Bar of California on Saturday. A partner at Heiting & Irwin, which specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, Heiting, 56, will succeed former California Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp. Heiting's one-year term at the helm of the 200,000-member organization begins in September.
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October 1, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
After two terms as state attorney general and a run for governor, John Van de Kamp will become president of the State Bar of California this month. While other lawyers have gained recognition in the position, sometimes using it as a springboard to judgeships and other prominent positions, Van de Kamp said he simply wants to serve the legal community and the public. "I'm not ready to go out and play golf for the rest of my life. I'd rather do something constructive," he said.
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January 16, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county lawyer who represented two surrogate mothers in their quest for custody or visitation rights is suing the State Bar of California to be allowed to practice without being a Bar member. In a lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court here Wednesday, Richard C. Gilbert of Orange contends that he should not be required to belong to an organization that advocates "the flesh-peddling of human babies for profit."
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December 29, 1995 | SARAH KLEIN
Three Orange County groups have won grants from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. The Santa Ana-based Public Law Center received $5,000 to translate an HIV/AIDS booklet into Vietnamese. The Orange County Bar Foundation in Irvine won $4,500 for its peer court case management program. And St. Anselm's Cross Community Center in Garden Grove was awarded $1,500 to pursue civil rights for noncitizens.
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January 14, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Lea Purwin D'Agostino, a candidate in the 2001 election for Los Angeles city attorney, said Tuesday that the state attorney general should review whether the winner of that contest, Rocky Delgadillo, is legally qualified to hold office because his status in the State Bar of California had been inactive in prior years. The comments by D'Agostino, a deputy district attorney, were dismissed by Delgadillo spokesman Eric Moses as "sour grapes."
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December 20, 2003 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Attorneys for developer Alan Casden said they filed a complaint against Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley with the State Bar of California on Friday, contending that the prosecutor violated professional and legal codes when he identified Casden as the target of a criminal investigation. Last month, the Los Angeles County Grand Jury indicted one of Casden's senior vice presidents and 13 subcontractors on charges of conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions to four politicians.
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