The State Bar Board of Trustees in March approved a new set of ethics rules for California attorneys, marking the first major overhaul in about 30 years. The proposed rules won’t go into effect until adopted by the California Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye expressed concern last month that immigration enforcement at California courthouses may be scaring off court users and asked that federal officials treat courts as a “sensitive location” such as a church or school.
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A San Francisco Bay Area attorney who harmed vulnerable clients – in some cases convincing them to withdraw State Bar complaints or sign agreements to avoid being held liable for his misconduct – has been disbarred from the practice of law.