H869 - State Bar Grievance Process/Ethics Records. (SL 2022-61)
Session Year 2022
Overview: S.L. 2022-61 creates a grievance review panel to allow respondents to appeal privately a public discipline decision by the Grievance Committee before appealing to the Disciplinary Hearing Commission (DHC) and provides that documents in the possession of the State Bar or its staff, employees, legal counsel, councilors, or Ethics Committee advisory members concerning any request for ethics advice are not public records, unless the material, with the consent of the inquiring party, appears in a public agenda of the Ethics Committee.
This act became effective July 8, 2022, and the section of the act pertaining to the grievance review panel applies to grievances and proceedings existing on or commenced on or after that date.