This is the property of the Daily Journal Corporation and fully protected by copyright. It is made available only to Daily Journal subscribers for personal or collaborative purposes and may not be distributed, reproduced, modified, stored or transferred without written permission. Please click "Reprint" to order presentation-ready copies to distribute to clients or use in commercial marketing materials or for permission to post on a website. and copyright (showing year of publication) at the bottom.
Subscribe to the Daily Journal for access to Daily Appellate Reports, Verdicts, Judicial Profiles and more...

State Bar & Bar Associations,
Criminal

Mar. 17, 2023

State Bar admits it failed - badly

We are speaking openly about the State Bar’s mistakes to underscore our deep commitment to being both transparent and accountable to our primary mission: protecting the public from unscrupulous attorneys.

When lawyers fail to properly and ethically serve their clients, the State Bar of California must be the backstop to protect the public.

But when the State Bar fails in that role, the results can be disastrous. The State Bar did indeed fail – and badly – in policing one of its most prominent licensees, Thomas Girardi.

Girardi was disbarred in 2022 on multiple charges of misappropriating millions of dollars. L...

To continue reading, please subscribe.
For only $95 a month (the price of 2 article purchases)
Receive unlimited article access and full access to our archives,
Daily Appellate Report, award winning columns, and our
Verdicts and Settlements.
Or
$887 for an entire year!

Or access this article for $45
(Purchase provides 7-day access to this article. Printing, posting or downloading is not allowed.)

Already a subscriber?