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Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into law, the fee bill for the State Bar of California. In addition to setting the annual licensing fee for lawyers, SB 36 includes historic reforms for the public protection agency.
The State Bar submitted a final report and analysis of the California Bar Exam passing score yesterday to the California Supreme Court. The first-ever such report in California is also one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the country.
The State Bar Court of California has recommended that a Southern California lawyer be disbarred for misappropriating $30,000 from a trust fund for Armenian genocide survivors, using other trust money to pay for her children’s law school and failing to properly report the transactions to tax authorities.
Two experienced leaders step into new roles at the State Bar of California today to continue the momentum of reforms at the agency. Leah T. Wilson steps into the role of executive director, after serving two years as chief operating officer. Michael G. Colantuono was sworn in as president of the Board of Trustees.
The State Bar Board of Trustees voted to submit three options regarding the California Bar Exam cut score to the California Supreme Court. The Court holds the ultimate authority to set the passing score for the exam.
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 State Bar of California announced today that it has obtained an interim court order to assist an estimated 2,000 clients who had paid for legal advice from a Los Angeles immigration practice that was operating without proper authority.
The State Bar of California announces the launch of its new website: www.calbar.ca.gov. The website redesign and overhaul comes at a time of ongoing reforms for the State Bar, and aims to provide greater accessibility for the public, attorneys and applicants.
The State Bar of California released the results of the February 2017 California Bar Exam and announced that 1,532 people (34.5 percent of applicants) passed the General Bar Exam.
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.
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.
A lawyer who led a massive loan modification scam that preyed on thousands of struggling homeowners nationwide is facing disbarment by the State Bar of California.
The State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners reported today that 43 percent of the applicants passed the July 2016 General Bar Examination (GBX).
The following can be attributed to Elizabeth Parker, executive director of the State Bar of California:
A Kern County prosecutor who falsified a confession, leading a court to drop all charges against an accused child molester, faces a one-year suspension of his law license for his misconduct.