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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.
The State Bar Board of Trustees in March approved a new set of ethics rules for California attorneys, marking the first major overhaul in about 30 years.
Glendale attorney Vartkes Boghos Yeghiayan, 80, (bar #41773) and his wife, attorney Rita Mahdessian, 57, (bar #141901) are facing disbarment charges in State Bar Court for deliberately misappropriating $385,000 reserved for Armenian Genocide survivors and charitable organizations that help the Armenian community.
According to court documents, in 2005, Yeghiayan and Mahdessian received in trust a $20 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against New York Life Insurance Co. (NYLIC) and AXA, S.A. on behalf of heirs and descendants of persons killed during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1918.
Thuy Nguyen has broken barriers as one of the first in the Vietnamese-American community to serve as general counsel and legislative liaison for the Peralta Community College District.