The State Bar of California publishes the California Bar Journal to update the public about public protection activities, projects and
initiatives underway at the agency.
The State Bar in July obtained an interim court order to assist an estimated 2,000 clients who had paid for legal advice from a Los Angeles immigration practice operating without proper authority.
A Los Angeles attorney was disbarred in May for misconduct that included obtaining by false pretenses $62,000 from a client who was relying on that money from an inheritance to keep from becoming homeless.
Technology gave State Bar and legal aid representatives located hundreds of miles apart a chance to share strategies for increasing funding for California's neediest residents.
The State Bar of California is carefully reviewing the California Bar Examination passing score in a series of studies, as directed by the state Supreme Court.
The State Bar of California is seeking applications from attorneys interested in serving on the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) board of directors. One position is currently available. The deadline to apply is Sept. 4, 2017.
Attorneys have until Sept. 2 to receive a discount on the fee to take the State Bar's legal specialist exam being given this fall.
Attorneys who still haven't paid annual fees for 2017 must pay by Aug. 31 or face suspension of their law licenses.
The State Bar Court of California has put former Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson on interim suspension following a conviction for perjury.
The State Bar of California announced today that a Covina attorney has been charged with taking more than $230,000 from multiple clients, issuing bad checks to clients, breaching his fiduciary duty and failing to respond to the resulting disciplinary investigation.
The State Bar of California announced today that a San Francisco attorney has been charged with taking $100,000 he was supposed to use for a real estate transaction and falsely telling the client he needed to provide another $100,000 to complete the deal.
The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California has adopted amendments to a new ethics rule regarding the responsibilities of criminal prosecutors that address prosecutors' ethical disclosure obligations.
The State Bar of California Board of Trustees today elected a new set of officers to lead the agency as it continues its reform efforts.