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California Attorney Mandatory Reporting Requirements

As an attorney and member of the State Bar, you are subject to certain mandatory registration and reporting requirements. Below are a list of those requirements.

Entry of judgment in a civil action for professional misconduct
Attorneys must self-report an entry of judgment in a civil action for fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty or gross negligence committed in a professional capacity.
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o)

Imposition of judicial sanctions
Attorneys are required to self-report the imposition of judicial sanctions ($1,000 or more).
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o)

Felony indictment, felony or misdemeanor conviction
Attorneys are required to self-report felony charges by indictment or information, as well as all felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions as specified in the statute.
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o)

Reversal of judgment in a proceeding for professional misconduct
Attorneys are required to self-report the reversal of a judgment based on misconduct, gross incompetence or willful misrepresentation.
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o)


Filing of three or more lawsuits for malpractice in 12 months
An attorney must notify the State Bar if three or more lawsuits dealing with malpractice issues are filed against him or her in a 12-month period.
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o)

Employment and termination of an attorney who is not eligible to practice
When employing a disbarred, suspended or involuntarily enrolled inactive lawyer, an attorney must comply with restrictions and inform the State Bar and clients.
• Notice of Employment of a Disbarred, Resigned, Suspended or Involuntarily Inactive Member
• Notice to Client of Employment of a Disbarred, Resigned, Suspended or Involuntarily Inactive Member
• Notice of Termination of Employment of a Disbarred, Resigned, Suspended or Involuntarily Inactive Member
Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1-311

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