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  1. A crime involving moral turpitude can result in: the loss of employment, or; the loss of a professional license. For example, a lawyer in California may face discipline from the state bar if convicted of a CIMT. 35. This means the attorney could be either: suspended from the practice of law, or; disbarred. 3
  2. In California, lawyers have been prohibited from engaging in acts and crimes involving moral turpitude since the late 1800s. When the California legislature created The State Bar of California through the State Bar Act in 1927, the prohibition of acts of moral turpitude was not among the statutory regulations of attorneys
  3. Opinion this Court found that hit and run does not irtherently involve moral turpitude, but the State Bar asks this Court to reconsider its conclusion in light of the authorities and arguments presented below. Whether an offense necessarily involves moral turpitude is a question of law. (ln re Lesansky (2001) 25 Cal.4th 11, 16.
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  1. This compilation also includes the moral turpitude section from the California Compendium on Professional Responsibility Index, published by the State Bar. Under California law, there are more than 100 forms of attorney misconduct that are considered acts of moral turpitude. Common forms include: Advancing untrue facts prejudicial to opposing.
  2. State Bar of California (State Bar) charges that respondent JERRY F. CHILDS engaged in an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption (§ 6106) when he sent opposing counsel an expert witness list and an expert witness declaration that respondent knew were false and misleading
  3. ation for those seeking admission to the State Bar of California and a license to practice law shall be uniform, consistent with governing law, and transparent. The process shall adhere to best practices and ensure that appropriate consideration is given to rehabilitative efforts undertaken by.
  4. Attorney discipline summaries in this section are based on discipline orders, but are not official records. Official discipline information can be found on an attorney's profile and in the State Bar Court case search.Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request

by committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty or corruption, as follows: on or about November 4, 2016, respondent attached as Exhibit E to her Motion to Quash Subpoena for Non-Trust Fund Banking Records which she filed with the State Bar Court in State Bar Case No. 16-O-12958, a document which she falsely declared under. involving moral turpitude committed within five years of first admission, if the offense has a potential sentence of one year or more.9 Under PC § 18.5, a single California misdemeanor conviction will not trigger this deportation ground because it will have a potential sentence of 364 days. Moral Turpitude: Bar to Relief California crimes of moral turpitude are those that either involve fraud or lying, or those which shock the conscience. As Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, we are often asked by clients and family members whether a certain offense is a crime of moral turpitude , or not

There is no moral turpitude for a lawyer who murders his wife or steals property from a store for personal gain, but there is moral turpitude for witness tampering. In re Grant , 317 P.3d 612 (Cal. 2014), is one of many instances where courts in various jurisdictions discipline a lawyer for possession of child pornography, citing moral turpitude The offense is a felony that the State Bar Court judge noted necessarily involves moral turpitude. Anthony James Palik. State Bar No. 190971, San Francisco (April 21, 2021) Palik was disbarred by default Welfare and Institutions Code 781. A crime of moral turpitude is a legal term that currently has no absolute definition, even though it is used in many statutes. Even the California Supreme Court has acknowledged that the term moral turpitude is an elusive concept incapable of precise general definition. However, there is general agreement. constituted moral turpitude. (Grim v. State Bar (1991) 53 Cal.3d 21, 33 [An attorney cannot be disciplined for a violation not alleged in the notice to show cause].) The hearing judge found that there was no intentional deception, but nonetheless found moral turpitude based on an alternate theory of gross negligence Moral turpitude is defined by decisions of the California Supreme Court, decisions of the State Bar Court, and other authority. There are more than 100 types of lawyer misconduct that are considered acts of moral turpitude, according to the State Bar

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  1. Crimes of moral turpitude are not specifically defined under California law. As a general rule, a crime of moral turpitude is any crime that involves dishonesty, fraud or antisocial behavior that harms others. For example, if a person embezzles money from his or her employer, that would be considered a crime of moral turpitude
  2. The State Bar prosecutes most misdemeanor cases and all felonies. The State Bar first inquiry is whether the elements of the crime constitute moral turpitude. If so, a felony crime usually results in suspension or disbarment and a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude results in an interim suspension pending the outcome of the State Bar process
  3. No Moral Turpitude for Lawyer's Misdemeanor DUIs. Raj Tanden got some good news and some bad news from the California State Bar Court. The good news was that the court's review panel found no moral turpitude for his misdemeanor DUI's. That was huge because moral turpitude can mean disbarment. The bad news was that the court recommended he be.
  4. Uses of Moral Turpitude . Moral turpitude has been used by the American Bar Association (ABA) and in medical licensing as a reason for disbarment or revocation. In 1970, the ABA released a Model Code of Professional Responsibility which listed illegal conduct involving moral turpitude as grounds for disbarment
  5. A. What is moral turpitude? 13 i. Is the definition of moral turpitude as the term is used in statutes governing attorney discipline (and other statutes governing regulation and licensing of professions and businesses) relevant in interpreting whether convictions involving moral turpitude are available fo

The California State Bar's Committee of Bar Examiners requires all its members to be of fit moral character. The Committee considers evidence of candor and honesty, respect for the law and rights of others, fiscal responsibility, and records of fidelity and trustworthiness in other professions as evidence of moral character Felony offenses not involving moral turpitude, but involving other misconduct warranting discipline; Misdemeanor offenses involving moral turpitude; Misdemeanor offenses not involving moral turpitude, but involving other misconduct warranting discipline; The State Bar of California does not conduct criminal investigations against attorneys State Bar (1974) 11 Cal. 3d 436, 450 [113 Cal. Rptr. 602, 521 P.2d 858].) [6] We have heretofore noted that [i]f an attorney commits acts of moral turpitude or other professional misconduct, the fact that his acts stem from psychiatric difficulties is no reason to refrain from disciplining him

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weapon constitutes a crime of moral turpitude. The California Supreme Court has defined moral turpitude as an act of baseness, vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellowmen, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man. (In re Crai It should come as no surprise that California intellectual property lawyer Patrick Missud was disbarred for moral turpitude. After all, Missud clogged the federal and state courts for years with frivolous lawsuits and bizarre, often outrageous, litigation conduct Misdemeanor Involving Moral Turpitude Appellant pled guilty to the misdemeanor of willful discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. We agree with the ALJ that there was no evidence to establish that the crime in question involved moral turpitude. Nexus The ALJ found that appellant's actions did not constitute

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  1. The State Bar Court judge concluded that Hime's misconduct did not involve moral turpitude, but does warrant discipline in California. The judge underscored that Himes knowingly was involved in the creation and presentation of a document that was intended to have legal significance and which described his investment as 'shares' in a company.
  2. Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude - 24200(d) B&P Revocation Violation Of Conditions - B&P 23804 15 day suspension with 5 days stayed for one year Rule 65 - Chapter 1, Title 4 of the CCR Revocation stayed for 180 days to permit transfer or reactivation of licens
  3. Count two, charging Kim with moral turpitude under section 6106, is based on the same facts as count three. The California Supreme Court has long considered that a violation of section 6068, subdivision (d), necessarily involves moral turpitude, and thus also constitutes a willful and intentional violation of section 6106. (Bach v
  4. Conviction for, or an admission to the essential elements of a trafficking offense may be considered a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude, which may trigger a bar to a finding of GMC. See INA 101(f)(3). See 8 CFR 316.10(b)(2)(i). See Section A, One or More Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude [12 USCIS-PM F.5(A)]
  5. In fo urteen counts, the Bar charged Girardi with violating multiple codes and rules, including Business and Professions Code section 6106: Moral Turpitude— False Statement in a Settlement Disbursement and Moral Turpitude—Misappropriation, California lawyer Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15(a): Failure to Maintain Funds in Trus
  6. Example: California Vehicle Code § 10851 prohibits taking a vehicle with intent to deprive the owner permanently or temporarily. Intent to deprive permanently is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT), but temporary intent is not. Is § 10851 divisible as a CIMT? The Ninth Circuit found that it is not
  7. Cal Bar Suspends Santa Clara Attorney's Law License Over 'Moral Turpitude,' 'Corruption' By Jennifer Wadsworth @jennwadsworth / January 8, 2019 15 John Mlnarik, the former president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, is barred from practicing law for a year

Code, § 6068, subd. (d)) and by committing acts of moral turpitude, dishonesty & corruption (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 6106). This is not an isolated incidence. There should be NO mitigating factor in Insert Atty lack of a disciplinary record. She was admitted to the bar in 1973, and had been practicing seven and one-half years when the. The majority concludes that petitioner has shown a prima facie case of present good moral character (and necessarily of rehabilitation from prior acts indicating moral turpitude) (see maj. opn., ante, p. 753 of 269 Cal.Rptr., p. 323 of 791 P.2d), and that the State Bar fails to show otherwise The spouses of California lawyers deserve the same respect that the State Bar extends to clients in disbarring offending attorneys. Criminal conviction of felony domestic battery should be recognized as a crime of moral turpitude and grounds for summary disbarment. Margaret A. Gannon Oakland. Disclose your vice

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude Under California Law

Disciplining Lawyers Who Engage in Moral Turpitude

For example, an attorney may be disbarred for committing an act of moral turpitude in California, under Standard 2.11, Title IV of the Rules of Procedure of the State Bar of California. Per Standard 2.15(a), if an attorney is convicted of a felony where either the offense or the facts and circumstances of the offense involved moral turpitude. A. What is moral turpitude? 13 i. Is the definition of moral turpitude as the term is used in statutes governing attorney discipline (and other statutes governing regulation and licensing of professions and businesses) relevant in interpreting whether convictions involving moral turpitude are available fo The Act provided that a member of the bar may be removed or suspended from his office as lawyer by the Supreme Court upon conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude.[2] Subsequently, the term moral turpitude has been employed in statutes governing disqualifications of notaries public,[3] priests and ministers in solemnizing marriages,[4. California law states moral turpitude as grounds for the denial, suspension or revocation of a commission (Government Code 8214.1[b]). The California Secretary of State's Notary Public Disciplinary Guidelines lists examples of offenses of moral turpitude that can lead to revocation of a Notary's commission or denial of a commission application

The State Bar of California has filed disciplinary charges against Thomas Girardi over claims that the now infamous plaintiffs' attorney stole millions in client settlement funds, according to a 14-count disciplinary notice filed Tuesday. The notice of disciplinary charges alleges six counts of moral turpitude related to misappropriation. State bar associations followed the ABA's revisions and amended their own codes. California is the only state to still follow a code that uses moral turpitude. Even though the term was removed from the ABA Model Code, moral turpitude is still commonly referred to as a part of immigration law. Moral Turpitude and Immigration La California law doesn't specifically define a crime of moral turpitude crime - but it's basically described as a crime involving conduct of dishonestly, fraud, or morally reprehensible. In order for a criminal court judge or jury to classify a crime involving moral turpitude, they are given the specific details and evidence of you case


  1. ers, Mr. Wechsler's close familiarity with moral character standards, the attorney discipline process and State Bar defense can benefit you in many ways. Mr. Wechsler is prepared to vigorously contest all unsupported charges while helping you take the necessary steps.
  2. ers through its Subcommittee on Moral Character commences an investigation into the applicant's background, with a particular focus on his or her good moral character. Good moral character is defined as the absence of conduct imbued with elements of moral turpitude . .
  3. You are leaving the State Bar of California website and are being directed to an external web address provided to the State Bar by a California-licensed attorney. 118940] of Novato, 1 year probation, suspended 60 days for failure to support the constitution and laws, acts involving moral turpitude, and others.
  4. Page 5 probability that Cal. Penal Code 5 496(a) would be applied to conduct that does not involve moral turpitude. Id. The Court concluded that lower courts have upheld convictions under Cal. Penal Code 5 496(a) in cases where there was no permanent intent, and as such, a conviction under the statute is not categorically a crime of moral turpitude
  5. A California shoplifting theft offense is a crime involving moral turpitude. See Flores Juarez v. Mukasey, 530 F.3d 1020, 1022 (9th Cir. 2008) (petty theft under California law is a crime involving moral turpitude); United States v. Esparza-Ponce, 193 F.3d 1133, 1136-37 (9th Cir. 1999)
  6. ers for review of applicants whose application raise questions of moral turpitude. (Position title changed from.

The most common fundamentals of moral turpitude crimes include crimes such as larceny, fraud, theft, DUI, murder, rape, spousal abuse, and intent to harm persons or things. Below is a list that includes, but is not limited to examples of crimes that fall under crimes of moral turpitude Managing the California Moral Character Application Process If You Think You Need Help . If you think that there could be issues that might cause the bar to look more closely at your moral character application process, there are some steps that you can take to manage the process The legal definition of moral turpitude is an act of baseness, vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a person owes to others or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between one person and another. Moral turpitude is conduct contrary to justice, honesty, modesty or good morals Moral turpitude is a legal concept in the United States and prior to 1976, Canada, that refers to an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community. This term appears in U.S. immigration law beginning in the 19th century.. The concept of moral turpitude might escape precise definition, but it has been described as an act of baseness, vileness, or. bars the finding of good moral character required for citizenship for up to 5 years: Controlled Substance Offense (unless single offense of simple possession of 30g or less of marijuana) Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (unless single CIMT and the offense in not punishable > 1 year (e.g., in New York, not a felony

6102. (a) Upon the receipt of the certified copy of the record of conviction, if it appears therefrom that the crime of which the attorney was convicted involved, or that there is probable cause to believe that it involved, moral turpitude or is a felony under the laws of California, the United States, or any state or territory thereof, the Supreme Court shall suspend the attorney until the. The word turpitude is defined as a shameful, vile, or corrupt character or acts. Moral turpitude refers to conduct that shocks the public conscience, or which does not fall within the moral standards held by the community. The law concerning moral turpitude is constantly changing and evolving, as the moral standards of society in general change Lynch, 823 F.3d 508, 514 (9th Cir. 2016) (In determining whether the conduct proscribed by the statute involves moral turpitude, we apply the categorical approach of Taylor v. United States , 495 U.S. 575, 598-602 (1990) , comparing the elements of the state offense to those of the generic CIMT to determine if there is a categorical matc Courts have attempted to define moral turpitude in varying degrees, typically with reliance on Black's Law Dictionary, which currently defines the phrase as: shameful wickedness — so extreme a departure from ordinary standards of honest, good morals, justice, or ethics as to be shocking to the moral sense of the community ney's argument stating that adultery is a crime of moral turpitude. The court defined moral turpitude as any conduct contrary to jus- tice, honesty, or good morals.s8 The publicity and the public man- ner in which the couple continued with the relationship after the arrest were central to the court's decision. Continuing openly wit

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MORAL TURPITUDE AS THE CRITERION OF OFFENSES 11 From the background of this comparatively stable adjustment of the problem we turn to the United States. The record is marked by violent swings of the pendulum. At first, in colonial times the bar was the object of such vigorous popular distrust that the public regulation eve State Bar of California, 16 Cal.2d 550, 107 P.2d 10; and In re McKenna, 16 Cal.2d 610, 107 P.2d 258. In the case at bar there is no basis for the application of the so-called negligence theory as petitioner was not found guilty of mere negligent conduct, but of conduct involving moral turpitude and dishonesty Be barred from moral turpitude, california bar of proof is today you tethered to come amid pandemic. Petitioner applicant character application could pose undue hardship to california bar examiners, at georgetown law school, for consumers by the applicable, or share data

How to overcome past arrest when applying for moral character clearance at State Bar of California . This is the time of year when many law students are filing their moral character application, hoping that the six month processing time will take them right about up to when their July bar exam results will be released.For some students, this is not a sure thing The Moral Character Application Generally. The moral character application is a necessary step if you want to practice law in California. It ensures that candidates to the California State Bar possess certain qualities. These include qualities such as honesty, fairness, candor, trustworthiness, and so on. The application is essentially a very. California State Bar charges famed attorney Tom Girardi with misappropriating millions from clients dishonesty and other acts of moral turpitude in his law practice. The bar called his.

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Moral turpitude violations. Breach of fiduciary duty. Ethics violations. Failure to complete MCLE. Dishonesty in MCLE reporting. Advance fees for mortgage loan modifications. Failure to cooperate with State Bar investigators. Violation of conditions of existing disciplinary orders. Failure to communicate with a client The BIA reasons that nude dancing in a bar does not involve moral turpitude, and would not support a conviction under the California indecent exposure statute, because there is no element of lewd.

Crimes of Moral Turpitude. Crimes of Moral Turpitude is a category of crimes that can have very serious immigration consequences, including deportation, inadmissibility, and disqualification from some forms of relief from removal in immigration proceedings. It is a vague term, and is not further defined in the immigration statutes California State Bar Alternative Discipline Attorney. Contrary to what we learned in law school, The State Bar can discipline attorneys, not only for conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, involving moral turpitude or commission of any act, whether or not criminal, if it involves 'moral turpitude,. Barr Tells Justices Immigrants Must Disprove Moral Turpitude. Law360 (February 28, 2020, 7:22 PM EST) -- Immigrants must bear the burden of proving their prior convictions do not bar them from.

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He's even a diplomat to the king of Norway, serving as his consul general in Southern California. Observers say charges of moral turpitude against attorneys are rare. In 2006, the State Bar handled 611 disciplinary matters and recommended disbarments in 66 cases A Crime of Moral Turpitude Is Described as a Crime Having Evil Intent. The owner called the police and they were charged in California with grand theft, and that is a crime involving moral turpitude. Two men in a bar throwing a couple punches might be assault. One of them reaches and gets a pool cue and that may now be aggravated. Peter Suk Park [#152619] of Newport Beach disbarred for misappropriation, an act involving moral turpitude, failure to deposit CTA funds, and others. Effective Date: August 14, 2020. Orange County Wayne William Suojanen [#193627] of Aliso Viejo disbarred for engaging in unauthorized practice of law, involving an act of moral turpitude, and others

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ANALYSIS. D.C. Code § 11-2503 (a) provides for the mandatory disbarment of a member of the District of Columbia Bar convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. Once the Court determines that a particular crime involves moral turpitude per se, disbarment is the mandated sanction. If the Board determines that the offense does not involve moral. Of Moral Turpitude « Back to News California took steps to fire its former medical school dean from the faculty after allegations came to example of a benchwarmer being more likely to lose his scholarship after a bar fight than a star quarterback would be For instance, the State Bar of California puts attorneys on suspension for convictions of either felony or misdemeanor crimes of turpitude. Contact the Law Office of Steven K. Bloom for Help with Crimes of Moral Turpitude Charges. Get advice for what to do if you have a charge of a crime of moral turpitude The phrase moral turpitude refers to conduct which is inherently base,vile,or depraved,contrary to accepted rules of morality. See Matter of Franklin, 20 I & N Dec. 867, 868 (BIA 1994);. Matter of T-, 2 I&N Dec. 22 (BIA 1944). The definition of moral turpitude was recently modified to require both reprehensible conduct and some degree.

State Bar prosecutors told the Review Department that the crime involved moral turpitude per se, and was thus grounds for summary disbarment under Business and Professions Code 6102(c). The Review Department disagreed, finding that knowingly possessing child pornography may or may not involve moral turpitude Supreme Court bars Glass, Grant from practicing law. By Laura Ernde Staff Writer. In separate rulings last month, the California Supreme Court cited a need to maintain public confidence and respect for the legal profession when it excluded two people from the practice of law for their moral lapses

File A094 374 872 - San Francisco, California Decided August 13, 2010 U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals (1) An alien who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude for which a sentence of a year or longer may be imposed has been convicte According to Section 212 (a) (2) (A) (i) (1), a person who admits or is convicted of a crime of moral turpitude is subject to a permanent bar from the United States. The primary exceptions are for 1) those who committed the crime while under age 18 and 2) a conviction for a crime of moral turpitude which qualifies as a petty offense

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Section 6101 - Conviction of felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (a) Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, involving moral turpitude, constitutes a cause for disbarment or suspension.. In any proceeding, whether under this article or otherwise, to disbar or suspend an attorney on account of that conviction, the record of conviction shall be conclusive evidence of guilt of the. Citing relevant California case law, the Court of Appeal determined quickly that the felony concealment conviction in 2004 was a crime of moral turpitude. Crimes involve moral turpitude when they reveal dishonesty, a 'general readiness to do evil,' People v. Gabriel (2012) Being a habitual drunkard constitutes a statutory bar to showing Good Moral Character under INA § 101(f)(1). Multiple DUI convictions can contribute to finding a noncitizen is a habitual drunkard. Good moral character is a prerequisite to obtaining many different immigration benefits, such as naturalized U.S. citizenship If the crime involves conduct constituting moral turpitude, we must make all reasonable efforts possible to resolve the case in a way that avoids a conviction for an offense involving moral turpitude. State Bar (1952) 38 Cal.2d 328, 330); We serve clients throughout California including those in the following localities: Los Angeles. i) moral turpitude ii) are admissible iii) to impeach iv) but court must balance unfair prejudice against probative value; b) Felonies i) not involving moral turpitude ii) are inadmissible iii) in CA to impeach. Prop 8 does not make such felonies admissible because convictions must involve a crime of moral turpitude to be relevant for impeachmen

• His conviction involves moral turpitude. Charge Disqualification from admission to the Bar L AWYER ' S E THICS SY 2007-2008 146 L EGAL E THICS Penalty Disqualified Mini 1 Midi c Maxi R 1.01 I N R E : B ASA 292 - 199 Promising Abductor • B, 29 years old was admitted to the bars of California and Philippines State Bar of Texas, 775 S.W.2d 712 (Tex. App. San Antonio 1989, writ den.) (not on its face a felony involving moral turpitude; look into the circumstances of the offense to determine) No Misdemeanor possessio What Counts as a Crime of Moral Turpitude Under Immigration Law Crimes of moral turpitude (or CMTs) are not well defined in U.S. immigration law. However, courts have weighed in, and the Department of State's guidance notes that the most common elements of a moral turpitude crime include fraud, larceny, and intent to harm persons or things Randall James Lanham # 164839 - Attorney Licensee Search (Randall James Lanham [#164839] of Rancho Santa Margarita, 2 year probation, suspended 90 days for practicing law while suspended, act involving moral turpitude.) You are leaving the State Bar of California website and are being directed to 7/ 1/2015, Not eligible to practice law in. California State Bar Proceedings 9. Respondent's misdemeanor conviction was referred to the California State Bar's Hearing Department to determine whether his misconduct involved moral turpitude and also to hold a hearing and provide a recommendation for discipline. OED Response, Ex. 11, at 2. 10

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Crime(s) of which convicted and classification(s): Vehicle Code section 23152(b)(DUI With BAC Greater Than .08%), one count misdemeanor that may or may not involve moral turpitude as in In re Kelley (1990) 52 Cal. 3d 487, with an enhancement of one prior DUI conviction and a special allegation of a BAC of. 15% or higher within the meaning of. LAWYERS AND DUI. Lawyers are regulated and disciplined by the California State Bar. Lawyers Duty To Report. Pursuant to B&P §6068, it is the duty of attorneys licensed to practice law in California to report to the California State Bar, in writing, within 30 days of the time the attorney has knowledge of any of the following: (1) The bringing of an indictment or information charging a felony. Aug 28, 2014 - State Bar of California Office of the Chief Trial Counsel and Jayne Kim, Chief Trial Counsel. California State Bar Court, attorney misconduct and discipline. . See more ideas about attorneys, court, sacramento county By Suzanne Monyak. Law360 (July 9, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit has held that a Mexican man's indecent exposure conviction involves moral turpitude — a label that disqualifies him. REGINA is and has been a licensed attorney in the State of California since 2000, California. 22. State Bar Number 209541, with a law practice under the name of Law Office of Lesley Regina. The bar documents say that Clinesmith's crime does not involve moral turpitude per se, and that even though Clinesmith admitted knowingly altering an email to include information that was not originally in the email and sending it to the SSA as if the information was originally in the email, thereby knowingly and willfully using a.