Public protection is the State Bar's highest priority. In fiscal year 2022, the State Bar:
- Opened over 16,000 cases against California attorneys and nonattorneys holding themselves out fraudulently as licensees.
- Filed notices of disciplinary charges in State Bar Court against 156 attorneys.
- Recommended disbarment for 84 attorneys and suspension for another 112.
- Opened more than 600 cases of unauthorized practice of law (UPL).
- Referred 291 UPL cases to law enforcement.
The agency also reimbursed nearly $5.93 million to 261 victims of attorney misconduct.
The interactive map below provides county-specific information on attorney discipline and nonattorney actions. Select the time period and scroll over the map to see attorney discipline data and nonattorney cease and desist notices issued by county. You can also select a table view of the data.
1st Quarter 2023
- Discipline counts are by attorney; statistics reported elsewhere may be by cases
- Disbarments: attorney loses license to practice
- Actual suspension/probation: attorney barred temporarily from practice until probation terms completed
- Stayed suspension/probation: attorney may continue to practice but must comply with probation terms
- Cease and desist notices: Counted by letter rather than by individual or business entity