Is there a state agency that governs attorneys?
Yes, the State Bar of California. The State Bar is the regulatory agency for California attorneys in charge of admissions and discipline. It regulates attorneys and assists in providing rules and standards for ethics, such as the Rules of Professional Conduct, which attorneys are required to follow. It also helps consumers find legal assistance, learn about the law and the legal system in California, or work better with an attorney. Their website is www.calbar.ca.gov.