The State Bar of California’s mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.
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Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar is an arm of the California Supreme Court, protecting the public by licensing and regulating attorneys.
The State Bar licenses nearly 270,000 attorneys, investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct and unauthorized practice of law annually, and distributes over $100 million in grants annually to legal aid organizations.
We serve the people of California through careful oversight of the legal profession.