ATTORNEY’S OBLIGATION TO SELF-REPORT

Attorneys are obligated to self-report a whole host of matters under Business and Professions Code section 6068(o), including the following:

  1. Lawsuits and settlements:
  2. The filing of three or more lawsuits within a 12-month period for malpractice
  3. The filing of three or more lawsuits within a 12-month period for wrongful conduct committed in a professional capacity
  4. The entry of judgment in a civil action for: fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty or gross negligence in a professional capacity
  5. Settlement or arbitration award for fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty or gross negligence in a professional capacity where an attorney is not covered by professional liability insurance
  6. Reversal of judgment (civil or criminal):
  7. Reversal of judgment in a proceeding based on findings of misconduct, gross incompetence or misrepresentation
  8. Sanctions
  9. Criminal actions
  10. The bringing of an indictment or information charging the attorney with a felony
  11. A misdemeanor conviction for a crime committed in the practice of law or in which a client was the victim
  12. A misdemeanor conviction for a crime that necessarily involves dishonesty or moral turpitude, or an attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit such a crime
  13. A felony conviction
  14. Professional discipline
  15. Employment of a disbarred, resigned, suspended or involuntarily inactive attorney

 

Requirement to Report Sanctions

All sanctions must be reported unless they are less than $1,000 or for failure to make discovery

 

Requirement to Report Professional Discipline

Discipline imposed by a foreign bar, professional or occupational agency or licensing board in any state or jurisdiction, including in federal court must be timely reported to the State Bar.

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