- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
In a December 10 ruling, a California appellate court held that, although state law prohibits licensing boards from disciplining licensees based on convictions that have been dismissed under a conviction rehabilitation law, boards may still base discipline on the actions underlying those convictions, at least until a new law prohibiting such reliance takes effect in 2020.
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