Note the following pertaining to

Attorney Oath of Office
and the
Bar Association

Updated Second day of the Sixth month, anno Domini Two thousand three

Section 6067 of the California Business and Professions Code requires that every Attorney must file an Oath of Office with the Secretary of State stating that upon admission shall take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California and to faithfully discharge the duties of an Attorney at Law to the best of ones knowledge and ability.  A certificate of the oath shall be endorsed upon licensure.
(Added by Stats. 1939, c 34. p. 354, Sec. 1)

There are no attorneys licensed in California.  All the attorneys that were asked could not produce a certificate to verify License.  At best, an attorney can only produce a Bar membership card that is privately issued by the Bar Association and possibly a letter of acknowledgement from the State Supreme Court .     

Certifies BAR is inactive in California The California State Bar Association was incorporated in 1901 (Corp Number C003312 & C0017482).  According to the incorporation papers, the corporation would exist for a period of 50 years.  In 1951 the corporation ceased to exist.  The California State Bar Association now does not officially exist in the State of California.  It now operates as a chapter of the national organization.  The California Secretary of State does not have any record of the Association since 1951.  Corporations are required to register with the Secretary of State, even municipal and non-profit corporations.   The Association has not done so since 1951 and is listed as "inactive" and "term expired" with the Secretary of State of the STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

However, there are two foundations that are listed as "active" with the Secretary of State of the STATE OF CALIFORNIA. They are:
    (Corp number C1636870) 3/13/1989 Agent for Service Process is JAMES PFIERFER, 180 HOWARD STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105
    (Corp number C1967571) 4/30/1996 Agent for Service Process is PAM WILSON, 180 HOWARD STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105

Also, The UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT stated a long time ago that "The practice of Law CAN NOT be licensed by any state/State." This was so stated in a case named Schware v. Board of Examiners and is located for all to read at the following pages in volume 353 U.S. pgs.238, 239 of the United States Reports.

Another case which bore this out was Sims v. Aherns, 271 S.W. 720 (1925). In this case the opinion of the court was that "The practice of Law is an occupation of common right."

A state supreme court may only issue a CERTIFICATE, not a license. A CERTIFICATE gives no power to anyone to practice Law as an OCCUPATION, nor to do BUSINESS as a LAW FIRM.

A state bar association, if one exists, is a "PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION." The "STATE BAR" card is NOT a LICENSE. The card is a "UNION DUES CARD" like the Actors Union, Painters Union, Electricians union etc. There is no association, not even DOCTORS, who issue licenses. All licenses are issued by the state or local municipal corporations.

Also take a look at Part III "What Constitutes Practice of Law; Unlawful or Unauthorized Practice" Sections 29-42, pages 857-894. To quote from Section 30, pages 864-865: "The purpose of, and the justification for, excluding from the practice of law persons not admitted to the bar is the protection of the public from being advised and represented in legal matters by incompetent and unreliable persons over whom the judicial department can exercise little control."

Also, see Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS), Volume 7, Section 4, Attorney & client: The attorney's first duty is to the courts and the public, not to the client, and wherever the duties to his client conflict with those he owes as an officer of the court in the administration of justice, the former must yield to the latter. Clients are also called "wards" of the court in regard to their relationship with their attorneys. After you have read the foregoing, ask your attorney to see a copy of "regarding Lawyer Discipline & other rules" Also Canons 1 through 9.