Confidential Record Leak Leaves CalBar, Lawyers, Clients Exposed
David McAfee reports:
California’s state bar association, which is responsible for licensing and regulating more than 250,000 lawyers in the most populous US state, is itself under scrutiny for a data leak that allowed confidential client complaint and attorney disciplinary record data to be captured by a free court records website.
As many as 322,500 such documents were vacuumed up by JudyRecords.com between October 2021 and February 2022, according to a proposed class action filed against the California bar by two lawyers, a former judge, and three people with attorney grievances, all of whom are proceeding anonymously.
Read more at Bloomberg Law.
The case is John Roe 1 et al v. The State Bar of California et al.
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Southern Division – Santa Ana)