Today the Supreme Court has issued a new California Rule of Court effective June 1, 2018, which will require most active California attorneys to be re-fingerprinted.
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.
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 has submitted its report to the California Supreme Court on a series of studies focused on the California Bar Exam.
The State Bar of California is warning the public to watch out for and report potential fraud in response to the recent fires across the state.
Technology gave State Bar and legal aid representatives located hundreds of miles apart a chance to share strategies for increasing funding for California's neediest residents.
The State Bar of California is carefully reviewing the California Bar Examination passing score in a series of studies, as directed by the state Supreme Court.
The State Bar in July obtained an interim court order to assist an estimated 2,000 clients who had paid for legal advice from a Los Angeles immigration practice operating without proper authority.
The State Bar of California is seeking applications from attorneys interested in serving on the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) board of directors. One position is currently available. The deadline to apply is Sept. 4, 2017.
Attorneys have until Sept. 2 to receive a discount on the fee to take the State Bar's legal specialist exam being given this fall.
Attorneys who still haven't paid annual fees for 2017 must pay by Aug. 31 or face suspension of their law licenses.
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 2017 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force submitted a report to the governor, the Legislature and the California Supreme Court May 15 outlining recommendations for improvements to the State Bar.
The 2016 Annual Discipline Report was delivered April 27 to the governor, the Legislature and the Supreme Court.
The California Supreme Court in May granted honorary posthumous admission to the State Bar for Sei Fujii, a Japanese-American who earned a law degree from USC School of Law but was barred from becoming a lawyer due to discriminatory exclusion laws that have since been overturned.
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Apply by June 30 to serve on the statewide commission focused on the legal services needs of low- and moderate-income people.
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The State Bar of California has received a report of a phishing scam aimed at attorneys. The fraudulent email purports to be from the State Bar, containing the subject line, “Past due invoice for State Bar Association of California” and suggests the attorney can download an invoice by clicking a link in the email.
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 on May 1.
The State Bar of California has named a new Chief Trial Counsel to lead the key component of the bar’s attorney discipline system, the Office of Chief Trial Counsel. The bar named Steven Moawad, a longtime Contra Costa County prosecutor, to the position on April 26.