Friday, July 8, 2022

The California State Bar filed "formal disciplinary charges against the agency’s own former executive director"

[The former executive director and current law professor] was among a handful of bar officials with whom [Thomas] Girardi cultivated close relationships in the years he was cheating clients and colleagues, but the charges filed Tuesday do not concern the now-disgraced trial attorney. Instead they focus on falsehoods [he] allegedly told the bar’s governing board in 2013 and 2014
Asked why the bar took so long to bring charges, an agency official noted that because of the inherent conflicts of interest, the matter had to be investigated by outside lawyers. Those attorneys usually work on a part-time basis.