The State Bar of California’s mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation, and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.

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The top priorities of the State Bar are to:

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License attorneys and regulate the profession and practice of law in California

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Discipline attorneys who violate rules and laws

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Manage all aspects of admission to the practice of law

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Advance access to the legal system

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Promote diversity and inclusion in the legal system