Yvette Roland appointed as California State Bar Court Judge

October 8, 2018: Yvette Roland was appointed as a California State Bar Court Judge by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Roland, 67, Los Angeles Democrat, was previously a partner at Duane Morris LLP from 2006 to 2014, and at Hancock, Rothert and Bunshoft LLP from 1990 to 2006. Roland received her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She will be paid $182, 683 per year in her new position. “California is the only state in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases,” according to the State Bar Court’s website. “The State Bar of California investigates complaints of attorney misconduct. If the State Bar determines that an attorney's actions involve probable misconduct, formal charges are filed with the State Bar Court by the bar's prosecutors (Office of Chief Trial Counsel). The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes.”

Attribution: Governor's Office, State Bar Court

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