A state bar leader said Thursday that he wants the agency to revisit a potential rule that would require state-licensed attorneys to report colleagues who have committed professional misconduct.

Ruben Duran, chair of the State Bar of California’s board of trustees, said in brief comments at the board’s regularly scheduled online meeting that “it’s time to reconsider” the issue of a so-called snitch rule in light of the recent prosecution and disbarment of trial lawyer Tom Girardi. Duran referred the matter to the bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, which, among other things, drafts ethics opinions and advises the board on related issues.