Items of Interest


  • New Case Management System For Probate Cases

    Effective December 1, 2017, the Probate Divisions with the Riverside Superior Court willlaunch the use of a new case management system called eCourt®.   eCourt® will initiallymanage probate and mental health cases and is expected to be fully functional in court...

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  • Barbara Kristal of Rancho Mirage, Cal. passed away on November 5th, 2017

    Barbara Kristal of Rancho Mirage, Cal. passed away on November 5th, 2017 of a long illness. She was born on May 12th, 1945 to Eli and Mildred Kristal in Miami Beach, FL. Barbara graduated law school from the University of San Diego in 1983 and was a lawyer in Palm Desert, Cal. for 33 years and a...

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  • Congratulations are in order!

    Congratulations are in order! The DBA is thrilled to announce that Martin Nethery, Esq. is the recipient of the DBA’s 2018 Distinguished Lawyer Award; Christy Holstege, Esq. is the recipient of the Joint DBA-Inn of Court 2018 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award; and the Honorable Harold Hopp wil...

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  • A past DBA President, Tom Anderson, passed away on October 20th

    Past DBA President, Tom Anderson, passed away on October 20th. Tom Anderson, our past Desert Bar Association president, former deputy Public Defender for Riverside County,  founding father and past president of the California Trial Lawyers Association, and one of the most outstanding...

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  • News Alert!

    News Alert:  Riverside County Courts will probably implement a Master Calendar for Unlimited Civil Cases effective January 1, 2018.  The decision of whether to include the Desert District’s civil courtrooms is not final.  For the Master Calendar Outline and the status of this...

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  • Congratulations are in order to the new DBA Trustees!

    Congratulations are in order!  Following the DBA Election this summer, winners Matthew Baran, Lori Sanford and Catherine Gayer will be our brand NEW Trustees on the Desert Bar Association Board!  We are very pleased to welcome these special, highly qualified and energetic members to our...

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  • Proposed Local Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2018

    Pursuant to California Rule of Court 10.613, the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, proposes that local rule changes be made effective January 1, 2018.  To review the proposed rule changes, please visit the court’s website at 

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  • Family Law Section Newsletter - September 2017

    Click here for the latest Family Section Newsletter

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  • Riverside County Mock Trial Competition

    Riverside County Mock Trial CompetitionAttorney Coaches Needed - The Riverside County Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside County Bar Association, and the Riverside County Superior Court, provides an exciting opportunity for high...

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  • State Bar's Ethics Hotline

    Reminder:  For assistance researching a legal ethics issue, attorneys are reminded to consult the free and confidential State Bar's Ethics Hotline.  Attorneys are always welcome to contact the State Bar Ethics Hotlin...

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  • The California Rules of Professional Conduct

    Attorney and Non-Attorneys: The California Rules of Professional Conduct are intended to regulate professional conduct of attorneys licensed by the State Bar through discipline. They have been adopted by the Board of Trustees and approved by the California Supreme Court pursuant to statute to pro...

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  • CLE Requirements For The State Bar

    Attorneys:  Need to know your CLE requirements for the State Bar?

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  • 2016 Annual Discipline Report

    The 2016 Annual Discipline Report was delivered April 27, 2017 to the Governor, the Legislature and the Supreme Court. The State Bar's Office of Chief Trial Counsel closed...

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  • Resources for Substance Abuse, Stress, Depression and Lawyer Support

    The Other Bar 24/7 hotline:  1.800.222.0767.   A network of recovering lawyers, law students and judges throughout the state http://otherbar.org/ California State Ba...

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  • Passing of Jeffrey S. R. Patterson

    It is with deep sorrow that the Officers and Trustees of the Desert Bar Association inform you of the passing of long time DBA member and past President, Jeffery S. R. Patterson, Esq., who passed away March 25, 2016. He was 70 years old. The Desert Bar Association knew Jeff as a treasured...

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