Fee Arbitration Training

As a member of the California State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, I will be speaking to the Long Beach Bar Association this week along with a panel of members of the Committee.  We will be conducting training for fee arbitrators, with co-panelists Doug Hull, Director of the State Bar’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program, …

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Cal Bar’s Annual Discipline Report

The most recent Annual Discipline Report from the California State Bar reflects a significant focus on the unauthorized practice of law, including the State Bar’s establishment of a new UPL team to conduct in depth investigations, including internet searches.  The unauthorized practice of law can arise with attorneys admitted in jurisdictions outside of California who …

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MCLE Compliance and Moral Turpitude

As many California attorneys are aware, now is the time for completion of our MCLE requirements as we are turning in our State Bar dues and certifying our MCLE compliance.  Many are also aware that the State Bar is auditing attorneys to confirm compliance.  One of those audited was the subject of a recent opinionfrom …

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