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The State Bar has seized the practice of Anthony David Urbano, a Sacramento man recently released from parole who engaged in the unauthorized practice of law under the business name “Jailhouse Lawyer 360,” announced George Cardona, the State Bar Chief Trial Counsel, today.
Vanessa Holton, the General Counsel for the State Bar of California, has announced her retirement after nearly seven years with the State Bar and a stellar legal career that has spanned almost four decades.
The State Bar of California's Board of Trustees announced today that it has been conducting an additional investigation into whether the State Bar's handling of past discipline complaints against former licensee Thomas V. Girardi was affected by Girardi’s connections to or influence at the State Bar.The investigation is intended to identify actions by anyone with ties to the State Bar that may constitute malfeasance in how discipline complaints against Girardi were handled.
At its meeting January 20 and 21, the State Bar Board of Trustees began work on the State Bar’s next five-year strategic plan, which is expected to continue at a February meeting and be finalized at the Board’s March meeting.
The State Bar of California has seized an unauthorized law practice that operated as National Family Solutions, announced George Cardona, Chief Trial Counsel. The firm, owned by Eric Campbell and Anita Youabian, had offices in Goleta, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.
At its meeting November 18, the State Bar Board of Trustees approved creation of a new, comprehensive Client Trust Account (CTA) protection program and other corrective actions to strengthen the State Bar’s oversight and regulation of client trust accounts.
The State Bar has seized the practice of an individual who repeatedly and illegally misrepresented himself as an attorney to obtain thousands of dollars from unsuspecting Los Angeles clients, Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona announced Friday. Efferin Deans of Lake Balboa has no fewer than 22 aliases and is not authorized to practice law in California
Following her appointment last month by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Board of Parole Hearings, State Bar Court Presiding Judge Catherine Purcell’s final day was Friday, November 12, announced Michelle Cramton, Clerk of the State Bar Court.
Today the State Bar released results of the July 2021 California Bar Exam and announced that 3,995 people (53.0 percent of applicants) passed the General Bar Exam. If those who passed 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 has seized a business based in the city of Orange that was operating as SoCal Latino Legal Services and Ortega Legal Services. The business deliberately misled hundreds of people, predominantly Spanish speakers seeking help with family law cases, criminal cases, evictions, civil rights, medical negligence, and auto accidents. The primary owner, Erika Ortega, claimed she provided legal services in these areas, even though she has never been licensed to practice law in California.