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Today the State Bar of California continued its discussion about important governance reform and accountability measures designed to ensure that the agency is meetings its public protection mandate in the most effective and efficient ways possible.
The State Bar of California obtained an interim court order to aid the clients of a Los Angeles based law practice that was operating without proper authority.
Today the State Bar of California released the results of the February 2018 California Bar Exam, and announced that 1,282 people (27.3 percent of applicants) passed the General Bar Exam. If those applicants satisfy all other requirements for admission, they will be eligible to be licensed by the State Bar to practice law in California.
Today the California Supreme Court issued an order approving 69 Rules of Professional Conduct for California attorneys, and rejecting one. The rule changes will go into effect Nov. 1, 2018, and will apply to the more than 250,000 attorneys licensed in California.
The State Bar of California is seeking candidates for a position on the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) Board of Directors, which is a nonprofit that works to increase legal aid in the state's attorney-strapped rural counties.
Today the State Bar released a draft of its 2017 Annual Discipline Report for review by the Board of Trustees’ Regulation and Discipline Committee on April 16. The final Report, which provides an overview of the performance of the attorney discipline system, will be submitted to the Legislature on April 30.
The State Bar of California has issued guidelines for attorneys in anticipation of a new Rule of Court that would require re-fingerprinting of all active licensees. This will allow the agency to obtain criminal record information in compliance with state law.
The State Bar of California will hold its annual Ethics Symposium on April 6. The day-long event provides training on legal ethics and guidelines for practicing attorneys. The training topics will cover a range of topics including addressing sexual harassment and bias, attorney-client privilege, and other professional and ethical obligations of the 190,000 active attorneys licensed in California.
The State Bar of California's Office of Chief Trial Counsel issued the following fraud alert today to warn the public to watch out for and report potential legal fraud in response to the recent reports of immigration raids in the northern part of the state.
The State Bar of California is set to move ahead with a petition to disbar a Southern California lawyer who was charged with bilking tens of thousands of dollars from loan modification clients, and allowing non-attorneys to unlawfully run his practice.