March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA STATE BAR DEFENSE

CALIFORNIA STATE BAR DEFENSE

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I provide traditional representation to attorneys facing disciplinary action by the California State Bar.

What Do We Do?

We start with a detailed phone consultation. I conduct an extensive client interview to obtain all necessary details of the matter or matters under investigation by the Bar. Depending upon the stage of your case when I come in, I identify and move ahead on your most pressing issues.

  • If you are at the investigation stage, I conduct a thorough review of all relevant materials from your files (electronic and/or hard copies) and prepare the necessary document production and written response electronically. (This portion of my service is also available as an unbundled flat fee service).
  • If the State Bar has notified you that charges are forthcoming, I review your file and attend your Early Neutral Evaluation Conference on your behalf.
  • If you are responding to a Notice of Disciplinary Charges, I draft your Answer and file it in State Bar Court.
  • If you are at any stage of the proceeding after filing your Answer, I take over the representation, file my appearance, and move ahead toward trial, appeal, or settlement.

What Does It Cost?

Knowing up front what your bar defense will cost reduces anxiety and uncertainty. It also makes it possible to strategize resolution of your case with finances in mind. This is why I now charge flat fees for state bar defense.

Investigation Response

(also available as $2,500 flat fee service through my online form — the lower cost service requires you to submit your response on your own letterhead, so you will continue to be responsible for your own case and receive and respond to all State Bar correspondence)

Pre-Trial Representation

(from notice that investigation response did not close case through last proceedings before pre-trial statements due – typically this is the final settlement conference before trial)

Representation at Trial

(beginning with filing of pre-trial statement and ending with filing of post-trial brief)

$3,500

$15,000

$20,000

Investigation Response

(also available as $2,500 flat fee service through my online form — the lower cost service requires you to submit your response on your own letterhead, so you will continue to be responsible for your own case and receive and respond to all State Bar correspondence)

$3,500

Pre-Trial Representation

(from notice that investigation response did not close case through last proceedings before pre-trial statements due – typically this is the final settlement conference before trial)

$15,000

Representation at Trial

(beginning with filing of pre-trial statement and ending with filing of post-trial brief)

$20,000

I offer a limited number of partial fee grants each year to clients suffering hardships. Please email me directly for a link to my application form. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and grants are awarded in varying amounts depending upon the circumstances. Applicants who may qualify include United States military veterans, individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and clients suffering from debilitating diagnosed clinical depression.

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