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Tag Archives: sanctions

Can California Courts Sanction Pro Hac Vice Counsel?

By Robert Ross |

CALIFORNIA COURTS HAVE AUTHORITY TO SANCTION PRO HAC VICE COUNSEL Pro hac vice admission is a process by which out-of-state attorneys (i.e., those licensed in other U.S. states, but not in California) may appear and represent clients in California courts. Attorneys who meet and comply with the requirements for pro hac vice admission can… Read More »

Do Courts Have to Notify the Bar of Attorney Misconduct?

By Robert Ross |

California Attorneys Are Licensed By the State Bar Association (the “Bar”) In California, attorneys must have a license from the California Bar Association (sometimes called the “bar”) to practice law. People who do not possess either a California bar license or other permission to appear and represent clients in California are not authorized to act… Read More »

Imposing Sanctions For Malicious or Frivolous Lawsuits

By Robert Ross |

SANCTIONS ARE PENALTIES IMPOSED ON PEOPLE WHO ABUSE OR MISUSE THE LEGAL SYSTEM. In law and the legal system, “sanctions” refers to a variety of penalties that punish misuse of the law and/or the legal system. Sanctions, like punitive damages, exist to encourage compliance with the law (to discourage misuse of the system) and… Read More »

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