17 July 2013

California Divorce Attorney Misconduct and Ethics Page Added at Sacramento Family Court News

Attorney Misconduct and Ethics in California
Hon. Robert C. Hight – Hon. Bunmi O. Awoniyi – Hon. Steven M. Gevercer – Hon. Tami R. Bogert – Hon. James M. Mize – Vance Raye - CJP Victoria B. Henley – Hon. Thadd A. Blizzard - Sacramento Federal Court Eastern District of California – United States Courts, US District Court Sacramento, Judge William B. Shubb, Judge Edmund F. Brennan, Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr, Judge Carolyn K. Delaney, Judge Morrison C. England Jr, Judge Gregory G. Hollows, Judge John A. Mendez, Judge Kendall J. Newman, Judge Troy L. Nunley, Judge Allison Claire, Judge Dale A. Drozd, Judge Lawrence K. Karlton, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner, Judge Kevin R. Culhane – Hon. Kevin R Culhane – Judge Kevin Culhane -
Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye is a former Sacramento County Superior
Court judge. She is now chief justice of the California Supreme Court
and an authority on legal ethics.

Sacramento Family Court News often receives emails from readers asking for help with allegedly unethical attorneys who, for example, tell lies in court or in court filings. As a nonprofit news organization, SFCN does not provide legal advice or assistance with making complaints against attorneys or judges. Click here for the State Bar of California webpage about making a complaint against an attorney. Click here for the State Bar attorney ethics information webpage. 

For more information on attorney ethics, visit our new attorney misconduct page. The page contains information on basic attorney ethical standards in California, and legal references and authorities about attorney misconduct. For example, many attorneys and family court litigants are unaware that attorneys must by law tell the truth in court, even if they're not under oath, according to the State Bar. Or that, under California law, a lawyer who tells a half-truth in court or in court filings is considered to have told an outright lie. Under state attorney ethical standards, an attorney who withholds or conceals material facts or information from a judge also is guilty of lying, according to the State Bar

For all the details, visit our new attorney misconduct page. Click here. If you have a news tip about an allegedly unethical family law attorney, please contact us using our Contact Family Court News page, or click here to send us an email.