Complaints Against Attorneys
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(from outside California)
Filing a Complaint
Why are Special Masters required?
Section 1524 of the Penal Code requires that Special Masters be used in conducting searches under search warrants for documentary evidence in the possession of or under the control of certain professionals. Special Masters have been required since 1979. The use of Special Masters is designed to balance the interests of professionals and their clients in protecting confidentiality and of prosecutors in securing evidence of suspected criminal activity.