Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who passed the California bar exam on his first try, near his home in Durham, Calif., Sept. 13, 2013. The California Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 2, 2014, that Garcia and other immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can be admitted to the State Bar and practice law.
Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who passed the California bar exam on his first try, near his home in Durham, Calif., Sept. 13, 2013. The California Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 2, 2014, that Garcia and other immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can be admitted to the State Bar and practice law. MAX WITTAKER NYT
Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who passed the California bar exam on his first try, near his home in Durham, Calif., Sept. 13, 2013. The California Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 2, 2014, that Garcia and other immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can be admitted to the State Bar and practice law. MAX WITTAKER NYT
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Opinion: Big changes are needed in California’s State Bar

December 08, 2014 04:36 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.