The State Bar of California
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About us
Our Mission: What We Do

The State Bar of California’s mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.


The State Bar:


- Licenses
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- Enforces Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys

- Disciplines attorneys who violate rules and laws

- Administers the California Bar Exam

- Advances access to justice

- Promotes diversity and inclusion in the legal system


Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar is an arm of the California Supreme Court, protecting the public by licensing and regulating attorneys.


The State Bar licenses more than 250,000 attorneys, investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct annually and distributes over $30 million in grants to legal aid organizations.


We serve the people of California through careful oversight of the legal profession.
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What is it like to work at The State Bar of California?

3.8
Work/Life Balance
3.8
Compensation/Benefits
3.4
Job Security/Advancement
3.2
Management
3.3
Culture

What are people saying about the leadership at The State Bar of California?

55%
of employees approve of Leah T. Wilson’s performance as CEO
CEO Approval is based on 11 ratings
3.0
Good people but unstable atmosphere.
Written by Legal Secretary (Former Employee) from Los Angeles, CA on July 2, 2019
There were too many changes in management when I was there. This made the atmosphere in general feel unstable. All the union meetings and involvement did not help. The staff is great; always ready to help each other out.
One problem was that the secretaries, who are already assigned to 5-6 attorneys, would have to work for other attorneys when there
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What do employees at The State Bar of California say about culture and work-life balance?

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Stressful
Relaxed
Competitive
Collaborative
4.0
stressful and overworked
Written by Administrative Assistant II, Call Center Unit (Former Employee) from CA on September 5, 2017
it is ok to work there but it can stressful at times. the people are great with some exceptions. the culture is now overwork people with a high degree of stress
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What did candidates say about the interview at The State Bar of California?

Interview experience
Based on 10 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 9 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 8 interviews
More than one month
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