Monday, March 2, 2009

Rare Day in California

From the California Bar Journal:

The State Bar’s disciplinary unit had a busy day Feb. 11:

The Supreme Court ordered the disbarment of Beverly Hills attorney Richard Isaac Fine, who called himself the “Don Quixote of the Law.”

In a high-profile case, a State Bar Court judge recommended a four-year suspension of a Santa Clara County deputy district attorney.

Working with the Orange County district attorney, the bar shut down three offices operated by a southern California lawyer who has been hospitalized since January, leaving more than 2,000 cases unattended.

“It’s rare that we get three such significant orders on the same day,” said Chief Trial Counsel Scott Drexel. “The orders were all, for different reasons, very important public protection and administration of justice achievements for the State Bar and the citizens of California.”

The article describing each case is linked here. (Mike Frisch)

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