Calif. Bar Admits Errors In 40 Years Of Girardi Probes

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 10:45 PM EDT) -- The State Bar of California "made mistakes" during multiple investigations into high-profile plaintiffs lawyer Thomas V. Girardi over the course of 40 years, revealing weaknesses in its ability to spot wrongdoing involving large and complex client trust accounts, the organization said Thursday.

Plaintiffs lawyer Thomas V. Girardi is accused of taking at least $25 million from his former clients' trust accounts. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) The bar did not give specifics about the errors, who made them or how many investigations they affected, citing strict privacy laws.

The admissions resulted from an audit that the bar commissioned after...

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