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 California Supreme Court in May granted honorary posthumous admission to the State Bar for Sei Fujii, a Japanese-American who earned a law degree from USC School of Law but was barred from becoming a lawyer due to discriminatory exclusion laws that have since been overturned.
A Southern California attorney who claimed State Bar disciplinary proceedings are unconstitutional was disbarred from the practice of law after he ignored and rejected an earlier suspension and probation for disobeying court orders.
The 2017 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force submitted a report to the governor, the Legislature and the California Supreme Court May 15 outlining recommendations for improvements to the State Bar.
The 2016 Annual Discipline Report was delivered April 27 to the governor, the Legislature and the Supreme Court.
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Ruth Cecilia Rose [#145887], 74, of Beverly Hills, was suspended April 22, 2017, for 90 days and placed on probation for three years for mishandling her client trust account.
The State Bar of California has received a report of a phishing scam aimed at attorneys. The fraudulent email purports to be from the State Bar, containing the subject line, “Past due invoice for State Bar Association of California” and suggests the attorney can download an invoice by clicking a link in the email.