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 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.
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.
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.