Cheryl Miller

Who Says California's Bar Exam Is Too Tough?

Cheryl Miller

Over the last year California's bar exam has been scrutinized and vilified. But that hasn't stopped a crush of would-be Golden State lawyers from registering for the latest crucible, which starts Tuesday. Applications to take the July bay exam topped 10,000 this year—an increase over last year's num

Hey, California Lawyers, There Might be a Dues Bill This Year

Cheryl Miller

Legislation authorizing California's state bar to collect up to $390 in dues from members in 2018 passed out of a key committee Tuesday without the drama or division that has marked proceedings in recent years.

Napa Judge, Accused of Stealing Social Club's Card Holders, Will Resign

Cheryl Miller

A Napa County judge will resign at the end of the year under terms of an agreement reached with state disciplinarians who accused him of stealing, and later returning, two pricey business-card holders from a San Francisco social club. The judge, Michael Williams, was already planning to retire, and

New CA Bar President Vows to Burnish Agency's Image

Cheryl Miller

Michael Colantuono, a municipal law attorney from Grass Valley, was elected president of the State Bar of California on Friday, making him the first openly gay president of the organization. He'll be sworn in to office this fall.

Why Some California Counties Are Saying No to Commercial Cannabis

Cheryl Miller

Voters overwhelmingly said yes to to recreational use. But not every city and county rushed to embrace the green wave. Here are five of the top reasons lawyers and local government officials gave for their hesitation.

Airbnb Host Fined for Cancelling Law Student's Reservation Based on Race

Cheryl Miller

An Airbnb host who refused to rent her Southern California house to a woman because she is Asian will pay $5,000 in damages and take a college-level course in Asian-American studies, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing said Thursday in announcing the agreement.

Facebook, Shutting Down Pot Pages, Still Won't Like Marijuana

Cheryl Miller

Facebook Inc. has taken down the pages of marijuana businesses operating legally in Alaska, continuing a practice that has targeted dispensaries in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Jersey.

6 Ways California Can Entice Banks to Serve Marijuana Clients

Cheryl Miller

Two bankers suggest to the California treasurer's Cannabis Working Group six things the state can do to entice banks to accept marijuana businesses and ease concerns about federal regulators.

Becerra, Arguing EPA Inadequacy, Dives Into Energy Case

Cheryl Miller

California and seven other states on Thursday moved to defend Obama-era ozone pollution standards that Attorney General Xavier Becerra said may be left to die under Scott Pruitt's leadership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

SF Judges Are Asked for a Day's Pay to Reduce Budget

Cheryl Miller

The San Francisco Superior Court will furlough staff, cut clerk's office hours and ask judges to donate one day of pay each month to help close a $5.3 million budget deficit.

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