May 23, 2016

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 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.

The State Bar Court charges a $25 certification fee per case for all records requests.  In the event the copying costs exceed $25, you will be notified.  The records will be provided to you upon receipt of payment.  Please make your check or money order for $25 payable to the State Bar of California.

Please call 213-765-1400 if you have any questions.

Mail written requests and your check/money order for $25 to:

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

Appointment To View Original Court File

Call 213-765-1400 at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment to view the Original Court File of a public record of discipline.  Copies of documents from the Original Court File cannot be provided at the time of appointment. However, documents to be copied can be selected and payment deposited with the clerk. Documents will be mailed within 10 days.