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Special Master's Report on State Bar’s Surplus Funds Request (Jan 16, 2018)
Special Master (now Presiding) Justice Elwood Lui filed his report Regarding State Bar’s Request for Release of Surplus Funds with the court on January 10, 2018. This action is in relation to In Re Attorney Discipline System; California Rule of Court, Rule 9.9, S237081.

Supreme Court Seeks Nominations for CJP Appointment (Jan 9, 2018)
The Supreme Court of California seeks nominations, including self-nominations, of qualified Court of Appeal justices to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP). Nominations are due Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Nomination Form.

Supreme Court February Oral Argument Calendar (Jan 9, 2018)
The Supreme Court annouces Oral Argument calendar for February 6 and 7, 2018 at its courtroom in the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California. (briefs of cases)

Supreme Court Appoints Members to State Bar Trustees Nominating Committee (Nov 29, 2017)
Supreme Court appoints four new members and the new chair, Judge Holly Fujie, and vice chair, Judge Emily Vasquez, to State Bar Trustees Nominating Committee.

Order approves amendments to rule 5-110 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct (Nov 2, 2017)
Supreme Court order grants expedited approval of proposed amendments requested by the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California to rule 5-110(D)  of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court issues order in Briggs v. Brown, S238309 (Oct. 25, 2017)
The court issued an order modifying opinion, denying as moot the motion to vacate or modify stay filed by intervener Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty—the proposition has become effective.

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The next scheduled oral arguments are in Sacramento, February 6 and 7. (2018 Oral Argument Calendar Dates).

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