October 23, 2014

Attorney Records - Search online for documents pertaining to State Bar Court cases

The State Bar of California's Attorney Search features records of an attorney's history from admission to the State Bar to the present.

Copies of Public Records of Discipline

Before you place an order, check online Attorney Search for free copies. Public records of discipline, which explain why an attorney was disciplined, can be ordered by sending a written request to the State Bar Court with the following information:

  1. The full name of the attorney and if available, the membership number, case number(s) or any other information.
  2. The address where the documents are to be mailed and the telephone number of the requestor.

Charges for copies of a member's record are:

Service Charge
photocopying charge $ .50 per page
certification fee (mandatory) $1
file retrieval fee, if any $3

Because the fees for photocopying cannot be determined in advance, please include a check made payable to "The State Bar of California." Leave both areas for the amount blank. In the memo section of your check (located in the lower left-hand corner) please make the notation "Not to exceed $30." A complete itemization of the charges will be included with your copies.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR THE FULL $30 AMOUNT. THESE REQUESTS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY DELAYED OR RETURNED UNPROCESSED.

Please contact 213-765-1400 for further instructions if you are unable to send a blank check.

Mail written requests to:

State Bar Court
Discipline Copies
845 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90017-2515

Appointment To View Original Court File

Call at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment to view the Original Court File of a public record of discipline by calling 213-765-1400. In some instances, a $3 retrieval fee may apply. Copies of documents from the Original Court File cannot be provided at the time of an appointment. However, documents to be copied can be selected and payment deposited with the clerk. Documents will be mailed to within 1- 2 days.