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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.
Members of the public and attorneys are invited to comment on the State Bar of California’s disciplinary procedures, attorney competency and admissions procedures at two hearings next month.
Today a judge ruled in favor of the State Bar’s protection of bar applicants’ privacy from requests for personal information.
The State Bar Board of Trustees has adopted a proposed new ethics rule regarding the special duties of prosecutors in criminal cases, specifically addressing their responsibility to disclose evidence to the defense.
Today the State Bar of California submitted a request to the California Supreme Court asking the court to grant the authority to collect fees.
The upcoming State Bar Annual Meeting in San Diego will feature prominent speakers, numerous educational opportunities for attorneys to increase their professional competency and awards ceremonies to recognize the best of the legal profession.
A San Jose attorney is facing disbarment for harming clients from the local Southeast Asian community who spoke limited English.
As a result of the Legislature not passing a fee bill, the executive director of the State Bar of California announced today that a request to the California Supreme Court asking for the court’s interim authority to assess fees for 2017 will be submitted.
Crime victims in California will benefit from nearly $7 million in new grant funding for legal aid through the federal VOCA Victim Assistance Program, the State Bar of California’s Office of Legal Services announced today.
Today the Assembly voted on new amendments to the State Bar of California fee bill, which authorizes the bar to collect annual licensing fees from lawyers.
Today the State Bar of California released its 2016 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force Report identifying core systemic problems, potential solutions, and recommendations.
The State Bar of California Board of Trustees today elected James P. Fox as president of the State Bar of California for 2016-17.
At its July 22 meeting the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees will review a draft report of the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force.
The State Bar of California announced today that it has selected a new case management system that will improve its ability to effectively investigate, prosecute and adjudicate attorney misconduct.
A San Francisco Superior Court trial began this week over access to the State Bar of California’s information about bar applicants’ personal information including race, law school, grade-point average, LSAT scores and bar scores.
The State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees seeks public comment through Sept. 27 on proposed new and amended rules for attorney conduct in California.
The State Bar of California announced today that audit letters will go out next week to approximately 6,500 attorneys to ensure compliance with Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements.