Suit spurs calls for new lawyer discipline model

January 11, 2015 3:25 PM

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The former executive director of the California organization charged with rooting out lawyers who cheat clients or botch cases says he was fired after reporting that disciplinary files were deliberately being removed to make its case backlog appear smaller.

The State Bar of California counters that Joseph Dunn, who is also a former state senator, was terminated after it received "serious, wide-ranging allegations" against him.

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