In addition to any other duties specified by law, the disciplinary agency shall do all of the following:
(a) Promptly notify the complainant of the disposition of each matter.
(b) Notify all of the following of a lawyer’s involuntary enrollment as an inactive member and termination of that enrollment, or any suspension or disbarment, and the reinstatement to active membership of a suspended or disbarred attorney:
(1) The presiding judge of the superior court in the county where the attorney most recently maintained an office for the practice of law, with a request that the judge notify the courts and judges in the county.
(2) The local bar association, if there is one, in the county or area where the attorney most recently maintained an office for the practice of law.
(3) The appropriate disciplinary authority in any other jurisdiction where the attorney is admitted to practice.
(c) Upon receipt of the certified copy of the record of conviction of a lawyer, as provided by subdivision (c) of Section 6101, promptly forward a certified copy of the judgment of conviction to the disciplinary agency in each jurisdiction in which the lawyer is admitted.
(d) Maintain permanent records of discipline and other matters within its jurisdiction, and compile statistics to aid in the administration of the system, including, but not limited to, a single log of all complaints received, investigative files, statistical summaries of docket processing and case dispositions, transcripts of all proceedings which have been transcribed, and other records as the disciplinary agency or court require to be maintained.
(e) Expunge records of the agency as directed by the California Supreme Court.
(f) Pursuant to directions from the California Supreme Court, undertake whatever investigations are assigned to it.
(g) Provide information to prospective complainants regarding the nature and procedures of the disciplinary system, the criteria for prosecution of disciplinary complaints, the client security fund, and fee arbitration procedures.
(h) Inform the public, local bar associations and other organizations, and any other interested parties about the work of the disciplinary agency and the right of all persons to make a complaint.
(i) Make agreements with respondents in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, regarding conditions of practice, further legal education, or other matters. These agreements may be used by the disciplinary agency in any subsequent proceeding involving the lawyer.
(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 475, Sec. 4.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018