Did you know that the State Bar of California is the largest in the nation? Or that we are California’s largest legal aid funder? Our offices, listed below, provide many opportunities to innovate in how we serve Californians.
“I believe our leadership is deeply attuned to the challenges the public and the industry are facing and works wholeheartedly to find out-of-the box solutions and more efficient ways to operate. It also values diversity greatly. I feel fortunate to be part of such a dedicated team of forward-looking professionals who strive to serve the public daily.”
Click the office name below to learn more about how each unit contributes to the State Bar's mission:
Helps California attorneys practice law ethically. The office develops and maintains resources that facilitate compliance with duties, such as an online Client Trust Accounting Handbook. The office administers a telephone legal ethics research assistance program for attorneys called the Ethics Hotline and conducts preventative education and outreach. The office also supports key committees and working groups that provide ethics guidance and address policy and rule changes to support evolving changes in the ethics rules. It certifies Lawyer Referral Services and administers the statewide Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, which provides avenues for alternative dispute resolution of attorney‐client fee disputes.