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If you want to know how hard it is to have an attorney disbarred (Original Post) jberryhill May 2020 OP
tried to read story at link,but got link not found message . AllaN01Bear May 2020 #1
That's odd--it worked for me. CaliforniaPeggy May 2020 #2
CONSUMER ALERT elleng May 2020 #3
thanks for your info AllaN01Bear May 2020 #9
Thanks for that csziggy May 2020 #4
Sounds like the way they do things in CA is to suspend a lawyer The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #5
Back in the 80s, you could buy a state's listing of doctors showing malpractice, deviancy, etc. TheBlackAdder May 2020 #6
That will be a huge disappointment to those here that were touting him for president MichMan May 2020 #7
The phenomena of touting for POTUS treestar May 2020 #8
Ha! I remember that. Tipperary May 2020 #11
Well, at least Oprah still has a shot. That's the important thing. N/T Jedi Guy May 2020 #12
Yeah he was always a weasel... Wounded Bear May 2020 #13
That's because his conviction will not be final until sentencing Jersey Devil May 2020 #10


(133,252 posts)
Sun May 10, 2020, 12:44 AM
May 2020

The State Bar of California has filed disciplinary charges against this licensee, alleging that the licensee engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds. You may read the Notice of Disciplinary Charges filed by the State Bar against the licensee, and any Response filed by the licensee on the State Bar Court Smart Search. You may also learn more about the general nature of misappropriation of client funds. This alert is based on the following case(s):

SBC-19-O-30366 (Copy/Paste this number into the State Bar Court Portal)


(34,158 posts)
4. Thanks for that
Sun May 10, 2020, 12:45 AM
May 2020

But I was disappointed - I searched for Orly Taitz (remember her?) and she is still an active member of the California Bar even after all her frivolous lawsuits! I'm amazed.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,487 posts)
5. Sounds like the way they do things in CA is to suspend a lawyer
Sun May 10, 2020, 12:47 AM
May 2020

pending a full hearing, which seems odd under Avenatti's rather extreme circumstances. A while back I posted a description of a similar case in my state (though not as much money was involved), and that lawyer was summarily disbarred even before he was convicted. Avenatti probably isn't going to practice law ever again, though.


(28,478 posts)
6. Back in the 80s, you could buy a state's listing of doctors showing malpractice, deviancy, etc.
Sun May 10, 2020, 01:06 AM
May 2020


I bought a listing for NJ doctors, showing all complaints and charges against them and what their resolution was.

I tell you, you would not believe how many had major verified malpractice and sexual deviancy charges, including sexual assaults under anesthesia, pedophilia, etc. There were reports of deaths and life-long disabilities brought on by malpractice.

Well, I was looking through it and a few doctors in my town had quite a few issues. One pediatric doctor had multiple out-of-state pedo complaints against him and he moved from state to state to open anew.

Well, it turned out that this reporting service was eventually closed, because the medical board(s) and I can't remember if it was one major one or a combination of state ones, got together and prevented those records from being released to the public. While this company had past records, over the years, that data became more and more obsolete.

What happened was that those complaints would be handled internally by the board/association, who would determine whether a license is pulled or not. Consumers were no longer allowed to easily obtain this information.



(82,383 posts)
8. The phenomena of touting for POTUS
Sun May 10, 2020, 07:14 AM
May 2020

anyone who says something we like is always hilarious but he is the most egregious example of that falling flat!

Wounded Bear

(59,327 posts)
13. Yeah he was always a weasel...
Sun May 10, 2020, 10:05 AM
May 2020

that was pretty obvious from the start.

(Apologies to actual weasels.

Jersey Devil

(9,981 posts)
10. That's because his conviction will not be final until sentencing
Sun May 10, 2020, 09:19 AM
May 2020

Then he will be permanently disbarred. You might ask why a conviction has to wait for sentencing to become final and all you have to do is think about the Michael Flynn case.

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