Anyone with even a casual interest in the State Bar of California knows that that the officials and legions of workers employed by that entity have no time to spare.
The debate over the prospective fingerprinting of all California attorneys by April 30 of next year is not over.
Authorities with the State Bar of California obviously harbor some concerns regarding the integrity and past backgrounds of select attorneys. They have sought to address them with a massive program requiring the re-fingerprinting of every actively licensed lawyer practicing across the state.
A construction worker in one American state suffered on-the-job injuries at a worksite a couple years ago and expected to receive workers' compensation benefits as a result.
A senior executive with National Geographic was asked some visa-related questions a few years ago by American government officials concerning a British filmmaker working for the company in the U.S. The company official noted her repeated signature on visa renewal applications for the filmmaker.
A legal trend in recent years has been the increasingly common practice of law firms bringing in so-called "lateral" hires from competitors. The need to do so is twofold: first, to replace their own attorneys who have walked out the door and, second, to get fresh blood and experienced talent in place that can attract new clients.
The plaintiff states that he was reasonably induced to invest heavily in a hyped investment opportunity promising a "healthy return."
California law firm Morrison & Foerster might have temporarily thought that it had escaped liability in a legal malpractice case filed against it in 2015 by an investment bank client. Firm principals were undoubtedly buoyed by a 2016 ruling issued by a New York trial court that dismissed the bank's lawsuit against it.
California residents who firmly believe that the legal assistance they have sought from a state attorney has been troublingly deficient might reasonably want to note a couple things.
Perhaps you've left several voice messages over a couple days asking your attorney to call you back on a matter you think is important to your case.