You received a letter informing you that a California attorney complaint was filed against you by a previous or current client, judge, or even another attorney. You recognize that the matter is serious. Since you want to do everything you can to protect your ability to continue to practice law as well as your reputation, you’re considering the possibility of hiring an ethics defense lawyer.
Receiving a California Bar complaint takes most lawyers by surprise. You don’t have to face the bar alone. The real consideration is whether you should represent yourself. There’s a lot on the line. Although some California bar complaints are dismissed, many are investigation and prosecuted. In 2018, the California Bar received almost 16,000 cases and[…]
Lawyers are charged with upholding the law and abiding by the ethics rules while we’re practicing as well as when “off the clock.” The ethics rules govern lawyer conduct anywhere and any time. So what conduct, behavior, and activities outside of the practice of law could potentially get you in trouble and affect your bar[…]