State Bar Releases Reports Detailing Past Handling of Girardi Complaints
New CA Rule Compelling Attorneys to Report Misconduct by Other Attorneys to Circulate for Public Comment
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At its meeting on March 16, the State Bar of California Board of Trustees approved for a 45-day public comment period options for a new rule that would create a duty for California attorneys to report misconduct by other attorneys.
The State Bar of California Board of Trustees released today two redacted reports on its past handling of complaints against disgraced and disbarred attorney Thomas V. Girardi. The Board decided to release the reports in furtherance of the agency’s public protection mission and its commitment to transparency and accountability.
Did you know? Criminal prosecutors have special responsibilities due to their unique and overarching duty to seek justice. This responsibility carries with it specific duties as defined in Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8 to see that the defendant is accorded procedural justice, that guilt is decided upon the basis of sufficient evidence, and that special precautions are taken to prevent and to rectify the conviction of innocent persons.
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