The State Bar of California

The State Bar of California The State Bar of CA is a govt agency that protects the public by regulating the practice of law.

The State Bar of California protects the public through licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys, and supporting greater access to justice. The State Bar is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. To file an attorney misconduct complaint, visit the State Bar website or call the multilingual hotline: 800-843-9053.

The  ’s Annual Diversity Report Card released today highlights the demographic composition of CA’s 2023 attorney populat...
03/25/2024

The ’s Annual Diversity Report Card released today highlights the demographic composition of CA’s 2023 attorney population and, for the first time, analyzes changing trends in demographic representation since 2019. Read the full release: https://bit.ly/499e016

REMINDER: CA attorneys: The   is offering a virtual Practical Trust Account Reconciliation course today at noon. This fr...
03/25/2024

REMINDER: CA attorneys: The is offering a virtual Practical Trust Account Reconciliation course today at noon. This free course is now eligible for 2 hours of MCLE credit. Learn about best practices for handling client trust funds, recordkeeping, and much more. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3goxbOZ

In January, the   issued the following Cease and Desist Notices for the unauthorized practice of law in Los Angeles Coun...
03/25/2024

In January, the issued the following Cease and Desist Notices for the unauthorized practice of law in Los Angeles County. Visit our website to view Cease and Desist Notices by county: https://bit.ly/3yRl8Qm

William David Turley [ #122408] of San Diego disbarred for a criminal conviction involving moral turpitude. Effective di...
03/25/2024

William David Turley [ #122408] of San Diego disbarred for a criminal conviction involving moral turpitude. Effective discipline date: 3/22/24—discipline history: https://bit.ly/3Pyy8Ta

CA attorneys: If you're struggling with mental health or substance use issues, know that you're not alone. The   Lawyer ...
03/23/2024

CA attorneys: If you're struggling with mental health or substance use issues, know that you're not alone. The Lawyer Assistance Program offers resources to help, including self-assessment tests, wellness articles, and links to online peer support groups. You don't have to face these challenges on your own. Take the first step and visit the LAP Resources page to learn more about the help available to you: https://bit.ly/499FyDw

Nathan D. LaMoure [ #45478] of Newport Beach disbarred for engaging in a scheme to defraud a creditor, misrepresentation...
03/22/2024

Nathan D. LaMoure [ #45478] of Newport Beach disbarred for engaging in a scheme to defraud a creditor, misrepresentation, misleading a judge, failing to obey a court order, and other violations. Effective discipline date: 3/22/24—discipline history: https://bit.ly/4cpyqpl

Law students: Reminder that applications are open for the June 2024 First Year Law Students’ Exam! The exam will now con...
03/22/2024

Law students: Reminder that applications are open for the June 2024 First Year Law Students’ Exam! The exam will now consist solely of multiple-choice questions. Timely filing deadline is 4/2. Visit our webpage for more info & deadlines: https://bit.ly/4cu2xfq

At its March 21–22 meeting, the   Board approved recommending a $125 licensing fee increase for 2025 to sustain operatio...
03/22/2024

At its March 21–22 meeting, the Board approved recommending a $125 licensing fee increase for 2025 to sustain operations, reduce discipline case backlog, and expand client trust account protection. Mandated reports outlining these proposals will be submitted to the Legislature for review on April 1. Read the full News Release: https://bit.ly/3vcFsgA

CA legal employers: The application cycle for the  ’s DEI Leadership Seal program is underway! Be recognized for your ef...
03/22/2024

CA legal employers: The application cycle for the ’s DEI Leadership Seal program is underway! Be recognized for your efforts in promoting DEI in the workplace. Apply by 3/29. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ZvJKK4

Applying for the July 2024  ? The timely filing deadline for first time applicants is 4/2. Application for immediate rep...
03/21/2024

Applying for the July 2024 ? The timely filing deadline for first time applicants is 4/2. Application for immediate repeaters opens 5/3. Apply in the Applicant Portal: https://bit.ly/3TBndHz Visit our webpage for more info: https://bit.ly/3PstQwI

Today’s meeting of the   Board of Trustees and its Executive, and Finance committees will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will...
03/21/2024

Today’s meeting of the Board of Trustees and its Executive, and Finance committees will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be limited time for public comment on agenda items. To attend, please view the agendas: https://bit.ly/3BrKbKU

CA attorneys: The   is offering a virtual Practical Trust Account Reconciliation course on 3/25. This free course is now...
03/21/2024

CA attorneys: The is offering a virtual Practical Trust Account Reconciliation course on 3/25. This free course is now eligible for 2 hours of MCLE credit. Learn about best practices for handling client trust funds, recordkeeping, and much more. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3goxbOZ

📢 Community members: Interested in sharing your thoughts on the  ’s work and policies? Participate in our public meeting...
03/20/2024

📢 Community members: Interested in sharing your thoughts on the ’s work and policies? Participate in our public meetings by providing oral or written comment. Watch our short screen tour to learn how you can make your voice heard! Sign-ups & written comments are due 24 hrs. ahead of a meeting:

📢 Community members: If you're interested in sharing your thoughts on the State Bar’s work and policies, sign up to provide oral or written comment ahead of...

Celebrate   by tuning in to an informative episode from Legal Talk Network featuring Amy Royce from National Women's Law...
03/20/2024

Celebrate by tuning in to an informative episode from Legal Talk Network featuring Amy Royce from National Women's Law Center. The episode offers valuable insights on how the law is being used to drive positive cultural change & create solutions in ongoing efforts to advance gender equality.

As we honor women's contributions throughout history, let's recognize the vital work of legal professionals who advocate for the rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, women of color, and low-income women. https://bit.ly/3Pus26e https://bit.ly/4a4qDMe

March is Women’s History Month where we celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States throughout American history in a variety of

The agenda for the 3/29 meeting of the   Legal Services Trust Fund Commission is now posted. Interested in commenting at...
03/19/2024

The agenda for the 3/29 meeting of the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission is now posted. Interested in commenting at the meeting on agenda items? You're encouraged to sign up in advance; those who do so speak first. Agenda: https://bit.ly/490MfHX

Attorneys: Join our team & make a difference: The   is seeking attorneys with a passion for public service who have expe...
03/19/2024

Attorneys: Join our team & make a difference: The is seeking attorneys with a passion for public service who have experience in the following areas and more: rule-making, public sector litigation/regulatory & labor, public & agency advice. Use your expertise in legislation, ethics, and regulatory compliance at the State Bar and let's shape the future of public governance together! https://bit.ly/3wE8XYI

📢 CA Attorneys: Join us for the  ’s 27th Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium on April 19, via Zoom. Engage with leading le...
03/19/2024

📢 CA Attorneys: Join us for the ’s 27th Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium on April 19, via Zoom. Engage with leading legal minds and gain invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of legal ethics and AI, implicit bias, and more. Register today, for free. Spots are limited; register by April 12: http://bit.ly/40mmr55

03/18/2024

Did you know? It's a crime for nonattorneys to provide legal services or advice. Use these tips to avoid becoming a victim of nonattorney fraud. If you have been a victim, please file a complaint with the : https://bit.ly/3SbO26i

03/16/2024

🔔 Reminder: Due to scheduled maintenance, portions of the website, including My State Bar Profile and Attorney Search, may be unavailable on Sat., Mar. 16, beginning at 6:00 p.m. through Sun., Mar 17, 6:00 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Frank Lada Kucera [ #124617] of Alameda disbarred for misappropriation, failure to perform with diligence, failure to pr...
03/15/2024

Frank Lada Kucera [ #124617] of Alameda disbarred for misappropriation, failure to perform with diligence, failure to promptly distribute funds, and other violations. Effective discipline date: 3/8/24—discipline history: https://bit.ly/3wOp06l

Do you have questions about the  , moral character process, or other admissions-related information? See this page for a...
03/15/2024

Do you have questions about the , moral character process, or other admissions-related information? See this page for all admissions-related FAQs, including new FAQs for the June First-Year Law Students’ Exam & July Bar Exam: http://bit.ly/3lAqL1A.

Are you a law student interested in professional responsibility & legal ethics? The   seeks a Summer 2024 intern with ex...
03/15/2024

Are you a law student interested in professional responsibility & legal ethics? The seeks a Summer 2024 intern with excellent research & writing abilities to join its Los Angeles team. Learn more & apply today: https://bit.ly/3VjDVzS

Today’s meeting of the   Council on Access and Fairness will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be limited time for public c...
03/15/2024

Today’s meeting of the Council on Access and Fairness will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be limited time for public comment on agenda items. To attend, please view the agenda: https://bit.ly/3VihWsQ

Today’s meeting of the   Lawyer Assistance Program Oversight Committee will begin at noon. There will be limited time fo...
03/15/2024

Today’s meeting of the Lawyer Assistance Program Oversight Committee will begin at noon. There will be limited time for public comment on agenda items. To attend, please view the agenda: bit.ly/435uPs7

Today’s meeting of the   Committee of Bar Examiners will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will be limited time for public commen...
03/15/2024

Today’s meeting of the Committee of Bar Examiners will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will be limited time for public comment on agenda items. To attend, please view the agenda: bit.ly/4a1vyNi

Consumers: Did you know? Rules 1.4 & 1.4.1 establish CA attorneys' duties in communicating with their clients & enable t...
03/15/2024

Consumers: Did you know? Rules 1.4 & 1.4.1 establish CA attorneys' duties in communicating with their clients & enable the to prosecute violations of these rules to protect the public. Check out this short explainer to learn more: https://bit.ly/3Pls6FB

As we mark Women's History Month, we're proud to spotlight a significant milestone in the CA judiciary. As of 2023, wome...
03/14/2024

As we mark Women's History Month, we're proud to spotlight a significant milestone in the CA judiciary. As of 2023, women comprise the majority of judges on the California Supreme Court, two Courts of Appeal, and 10 trial courts, according to a recent article by Law.com.

This landmark reflects steady progress toward a more inclusive & representative judiciary system that mirrors the rich diversity of our community. View new data released by the Judicial Branch to learn more: https://bit.ly/4a4WTyR

Data show steady increase over the last 18 years in the number of women, and justices and judges of color

David Everette Bowden [ #190932] of Illinois summarily disbarred for a felony criminal conviction involving moral turpit...
03/14/2024

David Everette Bowden [ #190932] of Illinois summarily disbarred for a felony criminal conviction involving moral turpitude. Effective discipline date: 3/8/24—discipline history: https://bit.ly/3wKr9Qx

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