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State Bar & Bar Associations,
Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Apr. 18, 2024

Discipline trial of former State Bar director ends

Both sides agreed Thursday to forgo closing arguments. Dunn is accused of misusing State Bar funds.

Joseph L. Dunn faces disbarment over a trip he took as State Bar executive director.

After two long days of contentious testimony, Joe Dunn's State Bar trial ended without closing arguments on Thursday.

The agency's former executive director faces potential disbarment on two counts of moral turpitude for using bar funds for a 2014 trip to Mongolia and allegedly lying about it to the bar's board of trustees. Dunn's attorneys spent much of the three-day trial trying to create doubt about whether he violated bar rules and bringing in several high-prof...

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