Winston Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government … except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” And the same could probably be said for California’s legal system, which is in “disarray” according to many of the state’s top attorneys and Dan Walters from The Sacramento Bee.
Let’s examine a few facts:
- State Bar Problems — the agency that licenses and oversees hundreds of thousands of California attorneys has been wracked by financial irregularities and allegations that it has neglected to protect us from unethical or incompetent lawyers.
- No State Bar Dues Bill Passed — Despite many private negotiations, the Legislature adjourned without passing an annual State Bar dues bill due to a stalemate over reforms and the agency’s future, forcing the state Supreme Court to order limited dues collection to keep it alive until next year’s legislative session.
- Judges Battling for Position — A three-sided battle over California’s largest-in-the-nation judiciary has been raging for years, involving the Judicial Council, an arm of the Supreme Court that oversees the court system; the California Judges Association; and a band of rebels calling itself the Alliance of California Judges.
- Future doesn’t exactly look bright — the State Bar revealed the other day that just 62 percent of the graduates from the state’s top law schools, those accredited by the American Bar Association, passed the bar licensing examination conducted in July, down from 68 percent in 2015.
Ok, so maybe “disarray” is putting it mildly. All the more reason to have the very best counsel on your side when your business needs an unlawful detainer or business law matter resolved with YOUR best interests in mind. When that happens, call on Dean Sperling. He can help you make the most of California’s wonderful and yet highly dysfunctional legal system.
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