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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.
As this week marks National Consumer Protection Week, the State Bar of California’s Public Trust Liaison (El Intermediario de Confianza Públicas) Enrique Zuniga seeks to create awareness about how the public can avoid legal fraud and scams, saving time, money, and―in some cases―preventing irreparable harm.
In a joint effort with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, the State Bar of California on Thursday seized the downtown Los Angeles office, as well as relevant documents at the Glendale home, of Nubia Esmeralda Burrier for the unauthorized practice of law (UPL), announced George Cardona, State Bar Chief Trial Counsel.
The State Bar of California’s Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona announced today the filing of a Notice of Disciplinary Charges (NDC) against attorney John Charles Eastman (State Bar No. 193726).
At its meeting Thursday and Friday, the State Bar Board of Trustees grappled with tough decisions around the agency’s 2023 budget, which must be finalized and submitted to the Legislature by the end of February.
In an effort to recognize California legal employers who take vital steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the State Bar of California announced today the launch of its DEI Leadership Seal Program.
The State Bar of California announced today that Enrique Zuniga has been appointed as the agency’s first-ever Public Trust Liaison. The Public Trust Liaison will ensure that members of the public, applicants for admission, legal consumers, attorneys, and other constituents, can meaningfully voice their complaints about State Bar action or inaction and receive assistance in having those concerns addressed.
At its November meeting Thursday, the Board of Trustees approved proposing to the Supreme Court a series of options for extending the highly successful provisional licensure program (PLP).
Today the State Bar announced that 3,753 (52.4 percent of applicants) passed the July 2022 California 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.