Joe Dunn’s ears must have been burning Tuesday.
At 10:31 a.m., the former Orange County state senator, who is now running for a seat in Congress, dispatched a campaign news release touting his support by a school union.
At that very moment, 416 miles to the north, the Assembly Judiciary Committee was delving into dysfunction in the State Bar leading up to Dunn’s dismissal as its executive director in 2014.
The State Bar is a unique entity – a quasi-public agency that simultaneously acts as regulator of the state’s 200,000-plus attorneys and as a trade association that protects lawyers’ financial interests.
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