STATE BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE, ADMISSIONS AND COMPETENCE

MEDIA CONTACT:  Doug Hull   415-538-2015   doug.hull@calbar.ca.gov

San Francisco, October 28, 2009 — The State Bar of California will hold its annual hearings on attorney disciplinary procedures, attorney competency and admissions procedures in December. The hearings will be held in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The purpose of the hearings is to provide an opportunity for members of the public and the legal profession to make proposals or offer comments regarding the attorney discipline process, the admissions process or the maintenance or improvement of attorney competence.
Two hearings will be conducted:

SAN FRANCISCO
Tuesday, December 8
10 a.m.
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, 4th Floor, Board Room
San Francisco, CA 94105

LOS ANGELES
Thursday, December 10
10 a.m.
The State Bar of California
1149 South Hill Street, 7th Floor, Board Lounge
Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

The hearings will conclude when all speakers present have made their presentations. Individuals who wish to speak at the hearing and/or present written materials should contact Doug Hull at 415-538-2015 or doug.hull@calbar.ca.gov by Friday, Dec. 4.

Founded in 1927 by the state legislature, the State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court, serving the public and seeking to improve the justice system for more than 80 years. All lawyers practicing law in California must be members of the State Bar. By October 2009, membership reached more than 222,000.

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