- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Realtors expand ethical prohibition on racist & discriminatory speech
- Panel requires review of three-time cap on exam attempts in case of nurse candidate who tested in “suboptimal” conditions
- California virtual proctoring flags one third of remote bar exams
- Following default judgment, court rejects maximum fines without separate analysis
- Delay in prosecuting disciplinary charges will not result in their dismissal
The California State Bar has approved an ethics rule that prohibits any sexual relationship between attorneys and clients. Currently, only sex offered as payment for legal representation or otherwise demanded by attorneys is banned, but the new rule would impose a blanket ban if approved by the Supreme Court. Seventeen other states have already imposed such a ban, but some of California's attorneys are fighting the ruling by claiming that it is an invasion of their privacy.