The Public Trust Liaison helps educate members of the public about how the State Bar can help them within the areas of our public protection mission.
With an initial focus on attorney discipline issues and admissions issues, the Public Trust Liaison receives inquiries, responds to questions and concerns brought by members of the public that remain unresolved through other channels, and investigates to ensure proper procedures were followed.
The Public Trust Liaison is:
Proactive—Educates the public by clarifying how the discipline system works and outlining what constitutes a viable complaint. Makes recommendations, based on findings, for improvements to the attorney discipline system and admissions process.
Independent and Impartial—The Public Trust Liaison is independent of the State Bar’s Office of the Chief Trial Counsel and Office of Admissions. This independence enables the liaison to impartially evaluate complaints from the public and provide objective annual reports to State Bar leadership.
Confidential—The Public Trust Liaison cannot disclose any information, statements, or documents the office receives that are confidential under the law to any other entity or person. For example, complaints about attorneys and information received by the State Bar about applicants for admission are confidential by law. Additionally, the substance of a Public Trust Liaison inquiry and name of the person submitting the complaint are also generally confidential. Confidential information may be shared internally within the State Bar as needed to resolve the issue at hand.
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Learn about Public Trust Liaison Enrique Zuniga.