The State Bar's primary job (by charter) is 'Protecting the Public'. That boils down to disciplining rule-breaking, unethical lawyers.
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By State legislation, the Bar was recently re-organized specifically to reverse its reputation of protecting its member attorneys far better than it protects the public (i.e. failing to sufficiently discipline bad acts by its members).
The Bar's recent change, by state legislation, was not enough?The Bar retained the disciplinary duties it has held for decades. It's culture of 'protecting our own' is embedded too deeply? Today, the Bar is 'still' not disciplining unethical attorneys. The damage caused by a minority of cheating attorneys creates a Uneven Playing Field for honorable attorneys, and puts All Citizens/Residents of All Communities at risk - literally every corner of this state.
Have you ever had a problem with a rule-breaking attorney (including opposing lawyers). Ever file a complaint about a lawyer only to have The Bar shut it down without even an investigation? Certain you had proof that the attorney broke rules? Or did the Bar help fix the situation?
Now preparing a Change.org campaign aimed at State Senators and Assembly Members to change (once again) the Bar's structure to better serve the public, your experience and input could be helpful.