Quarter of a million lawyer disciplinary records leak

Approximately 260,000 nonpublic disciplinary records stored on behalf of The State Bar of California were found to be exposed to the public and to have been republished on Judyrecords.com, a website that aggregates over 630 million public court records.

The sensitive records exposed include the case number, filing date, case type, case status, and respondent and complaining witness names.

Full case records were not disclosed, the State Bar said, and it’s not yet clear how many attorney and witness names were revealed. The State Bar, which oversees the licensing of attorneys in the US state of California, also expressed concern that other government entities may be affected.

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Source: The Register