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The State Bar of California is warning the public to watch out for and report potential fraud in response to the recent fires across the state. As a result of the California’s ongoing fires, many people may wish to seek legal advice for various reasons, including insurance disputes, landlord tenant disputes, consumer fraud, and more.
The State Bar of California has named a new Chief Court Counsel to lead the State Bar Court of California. The State Bar named Deputy Chief Trial Counsel Gregory Dresser to fill the independent court's management and legal counselor position. Dresser previously served as interim chief trial counsel for 13 months and as assistant chief trial counsel. Prior to joining the State Bar, he was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into law, the fee bill for the State Bar of California. In addition to setting the annual licensing fee for lawyers, SB 36 includes historic reforms for the public protection agency.
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A Southern California attorney was disbarred after he was found guilty of false imprisonment for planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer and enlisting the police, based on fraud and deceit, to detain her.
A Southern California attorney who engaged in bad faith, dishonesty and concealment, for the purpose of enriching herself and denying her siblings their entitlement to a multi-million dollar legacy left by their parents, was disbarred for violating her fiduciary duties.
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