REPORTING ATTORNEY MISCONDUCT
California Rules of Professional Conduct 8.3. Effective August 1, 2023, mandates lawyers to report credible evidence of certain conduct exhibited by other lawyers.
A lawyer shall, without undue delay, inform the State Bar, or a tribunal with jurisdiction to
investigate or act upon such misconduct, when the lawyer knows of credible evidence that another lawyer has committed a criminal act or has engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or reckless or intentional misrepresentation or misappropriation of funds or property that raises a
substantial question as to that lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects.