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The State Bar of California announced today a new paid summer Legal Aid Leaders Fellowship Program for 76 law school fellows. The State Bar’s Legal Services Trust Fund Commission awarded nearly $760,000 to 35 host legal aid providers.
At its meeting on May 18 and 19, the State Bar of California Board of Trustees approved two alternatives for California Supreme Court consideration of a new Rule of Professional Conduct that would require attorneys to report misconduct by other attorneys.
Today the State Bar announced that 1,224 (32.5 percent of applicants) passed the February 2023 California General Bar Exam, and 205 (56.9 percent of applicants) passed the Attorneys’ Exam.
The State Bar of California issued the following statement in response to the California State Auditor’s report today:
The State Bar of California is currently accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving on the Board of Directors for California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA), a legal aid organization that serves rural and small city residents in communities throughout California. CRLA is funded through the State Bar’s Legal Services Trust Fund, as well as the federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a nonprofit established by the U.S. Congress in 1974 to promote equal access to justice and provide grants to assist low-income Americans.
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).