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The California state bar’s backlog of unresolved disciplinary cases grew by nearly 90% between 2015 and 2020 despite the agency’s efforts to fix the chronic problem, according to a report released Thursday by state Auditor Elaine Howle.

The critical audit also found the bar did not release complete information in a 2019 discipline system report and that the lawyer-licensing agency did not comply with its own policies in spending nearly $4 million on a vendor to administer last year’s online bar exam.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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