- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Minority candidates hit harder by architect licensing exam costs, study finds
- Class certification denied for patients suing over licensing of foreign doctor
- Failure to warn of potential license revocation not sufficient basis for ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim
- Doctor entitled to full hearing on his discrimination charge over order that he enter alcohol abuse treatment program
- Discipline is reinstated after appellant failed to properly challenge evidence
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.