San Diego, CA asked in Family Law and Legal Malpractice for California

Q: can lawyers who have a state bar complaint on the still be on that case.

acts of moral turpitude have occurred and a state bar complaint was filled on lawyers, can those lawyers/law group still be on that case? it's a family law case. Can I notify the judge of this bar complaint before the hearing resides? and what can the judge do once he learns of these acts of moral turpitude and a bar complaint filled on this law group?

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in California

A: If a client files a bar complaint against his own lawyer may have created a conflict of interest that may require the attorney to withdraw.

Otherwise, a complaint is nothing but a complaint, and not a finding of anything done wrong.

Further, unless an attorney is suspended from the practice of law, or disbarred, a bar complaint does not require removal from a case.

A: If they are your attorney, you can fire them.

If they are another party’s attorney, it’s frankly none of your business.

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