It is eminently clear that the Medical Board of California commands considerable power and oversight over health care professionals across the state. The agency has a broad mandate to protect the public’s health, and does so through regulating care providers and being the arbiter over all license-linked matters.
California became the first American state last autumn to take patients’ rights against alleged physician wrongdoers to a higher level.
This is “not something that should be swept under the rug,” says a company principal with an insurer that routinely represents attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice matters.
California’s financial professionals have always faced stringent regulatory hurdles, ranging from license challenges to liability risks.
A definitive answer to a query asking whether California attorneys are ever removed as bull’s-eye targets for state regulators is short and certain.
Many California professional license holders might find it a bit unnerving that they continue to dwell on the exactions relevant to their duly-held credentials even after they have overcome every challenge en route to gaining licensure.
“When deals go bad,” stresses a recent Insurance Journal article spotlighting legal malpractice concerns for law firms, “clients start looking to their lawyers.”
All professionals, whether you’re a doctor, a veterinarian, an attorney or a bus driver, are judged in part on their customer relations. While the quality of your work may not be directly related to how you work with other people, what they think of you affects their overall experience.
Where the State Bar of California and its licensed attorneys are concerned, interaction is sometimes linked purely with administrative matters. Those are quite often mundane and pedestrian affairs.