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California bar files disciplinary charges against its former executive director

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California bar files disciplinary charges against its former executive director

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The State Bar of California has filed ethics charges against the executive director it fired in 2014.

The July 5 notice of charges alleges Joe Dunn made two false and misleading claims in his capacity as executive director to the state bar’s board of trustees, report Reuters, Law360, Law.com and Courthouse News Service.

First, Dunn allegedly said there was no known opposition to a state bill that would allow the bar to seek civil penalties for the unauthorized practice of law. According to a prior, internal report prepared for the bar, Dunn failed to reveal that the chief justice of the California Supreme Court had expressed concerns about the legislation.

Second, Dunn allegedly said no state bar…

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