Recently the State Bar of California held “Discipline Day,” where the Bar showcased its Office of Chief Trial Counsel’s system of handling complaints against lawyers. An investigator for the State Bar commented at Discipline Day that his worst day at work is when he has to call a complaining witness and tell them that no charges are being filed against a lawyer and that the matter is being closed.
That investigator’s worst day leads to my absolute best day. Today is one of those days.
I opened the mail this morning to read the following from the State Bar on one of my open cases:
The State Bar has completed the investigation of the allegations of professional misconduct reported and determined that this matter does not warrant further action. Therefore, the matter is closed.
Today I get to make my favorite type of call — the one where I tell my client he has nothing to worry about, that the State Bar did the right thing and closed the file. Definitely one of my best days at work.