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December 4, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorney Melanie Lomax, the outspoken former president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, did not violate professional legal standards by releasing confidential city legal memos to a civil rights group seeking Chief Daryl F. Gates' removal from office, an investigation by the State Bar of California has concluded. In a letter to Lomax's attorney that was released Tuesday, State Bar special investigator Sarah J. Carson said: "Based on the evidence before us, Ms.
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November 25, 1992 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Bar of California, in a rare public disclosure, said Tuesday that it is investigating an Orange County attorney who prepared numerous wills and trusts making himself the recipient of millions of dollars in cash, stock and real estate. In a departure from the organization's policy of refusing comment on such matters, State Bar President Harvey I. Saferstein said that probate lawyer James D.
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April 12, 1987 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California voted unanimously Saturday to ban local Bar associations that patronize private discriminatory clubs from participating in the Bar's annual Conference of Delegates. The board of governors, headquartered in San Francisco but meeting this month at a Los Angeles facility, sets policy for the state's 101,000 lawyers.
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February 12, 1992 | Times researcher Tracy Thomas
Of the 7,255 people who took the California State Bar Exam last July, 54.9% passed and won the right to practice law. The pass rate was 69.2% among the 5,457 people taking the exam for the first time. The pass percentage traditionally is higher among first-timers than among the total group of applicants, which includes people who repeatedly fail the exam.
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July 17, 1993 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Los Angeles lawyer Margaret Morrow was elected president of the State Bar of California on Friday, becoming the first woman to lead the state association's 137,000 attorneys. Morrow, 42, called her election by the Bar's board an important symbol that shows that women attorneys "are beginning to gain access to power in this profession." About 26% of the state's lawyers are women. "The playing field has shifted somewhat," said Morrow, who lives in Pasadena.
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September 16, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The State Bar of California has closed its investigation into Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi's prosecution of Assemblyman Scott Baugh, finding no evidence of prosecutorial misconduct as alleged by Baugh and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. The two Republican lawmakers from Huntington Beach asked the State Bar and Atty. Gen.
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August 20, 1990
It is estimated that substance abuse is the cause of half of all misconduct cases handled by the State Bar of California. Faced with that frightening fact, its president, Alan Rothenberg, and his colleagues are backing a bill now before the state Senate to institute innovative programs for policing unethical behavior.
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June 2, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
For more than a year, the State Bar of California has been investigating a conflict-of-interest complaint against Dana W. Reed involving charges that he worked for both sides of a 1989 municipal ballot measure in Riverside County to legalize card casinos.
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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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