Chris Brown Is 'In Good Standing' With Counselors, Lawyer Says

Brown is done with just 20 percent of his community labor sentence, court hearing reveals.

For the third time since he was sentenced last August for assaulting Rihanna, [artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] appeared before a judge for a status hearing on his probation and satisfied the court with his progress.

Brown was present in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday morning (May 6) with attorney Mark Geragos, who informed Judge Patricia Schnegg that his client was "in good standing" with his counselors.

According to The Associated Press, Brown has amassed over 290 hours of community labor service and completed all but one of his domestic violence classes.

The "Forever" singer began his community work last September in his home state of Virginia, where he was photographed picking up roadside trash. Under the terms of Brown's plea deal, he is required to complete 180 days of labor; his 290 hours so far represent roughly 20 percent of that total. Brown was also ordered to attend domestic violence counseling for up to a year.

The singer, sporting a light-colored suit and a dress shirt sans tie, spoke very little during his court appearance.

Judge Schnegg didn't offer any encouraging words to Brown as she had done during his first two appearances. In November the judge said Brown's progress was "extremely favorable," and just in February she told the singer his probation was going "really well."

Brown is next scheduled to appear in court on August 26, when the judge will request reports from his domestic and community labor counselors and a report from his local Virginia probation office.

Although Brown's crime was committed in Los Angeles, since he's a resident of Virginia he is required to report to probation near his hometown. The singer's attorney told the judge he believes Brown's probation is "more rigorous that way, than if he were here" in Los Angeles, because he has to satisfy his probation officer as well as the California-based probation officers who monitor his progress.