Legal Question in Legal Ethics in California

In California, is an unsatisfied judgment from a legal malpractice action a basis for disciplinary proceedings for an attorney? She is not insured and unwilling to pay.

Asked on 9/25/13, 6:41 am

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Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services
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Yes. The judgment should have been reported to the State Bar as well. File a complaint with the State Bar. calbar.ca.gov

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9/25/13, 7:45 am
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach
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I agree with Mr. McCormick.

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9/25/13, 8:55 am
Joel Selik www.SelikLaw.com
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Yes, it may subject the attorney to additional discipline, but you should not look to the State Bar to collect the judgment for you, you should use the tools of collection, such as levy, garnishment, and examination.

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9/25/13, 9:06 am

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