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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
When ethical issues come up, don't go it alone. Reach out to State Bar experts who will guide you to the relevant resources.
Apply by June 30 to serve on the statewide commission focused on the legal services needs of low- and moderate-income people.
Help the State Bar find better ways to connect people with attorneys while protecting the public from misleading and/or exaggerated claims.
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.
The State Bar of California began its plan to implement the portions of a new ethics rule, Rule 5-110, regarding the responsibilities of criminal prosecutors that the California Supreme Court approved in an order on May 1.
The State Bar of California has named a new Chief Trial Counsel to lead the key component of the bar’s attorney discipline system, the Office of Chief Trial Counsel. The bar named Steven Moawad, a longtime Contra Costa County prosecutor, to the position on April 26.
The State Bar Board of Trustees in March recommended for final adoption by the Supreme Court a new set of ethics rules for California attorneys, marking the first major overhaul in about 30 years.