Former State Bar employees must answer questions about Tom Girardi, judge rules

A Los Angeles judge has ordered two former employees of the State Bar of California to answer questions under oath about Tom Girardi and his close ties to the agency that is supposed to protect the public from corrupt lawyers.

The State Bar can conduct depositions of the two former employees as part of its internal investigation into whether insiders helped Girardi sidestep discipline and keep an unblemished law license while he misappropriated money from his clients for years, L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern ruled during a brief hearing Wednesday.

“These are valid requests,” Stern said of the State Bar’s efforts to question the two employees. “The depositions will go forward in the month of December.”

After the hearing, the State Bar’s general counsel, Ellin…

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