Attorney Joel Richard Bander Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA

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Attorney Joel Richard Bander Not Eligible To Practice Law in California.

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Joel Richard Bander – #119460

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

See below for more details.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 119460
Address: 3400 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone Number: (213) 873-4333
Fax Number: Not Available
Email: jbander@banderlaw.com
County: Los Angeles Undergraduate School: American Univ; Washington DC
District: District 2
Sections: None Law School: Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern SOL; OR

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
7/2/2013 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
9/20/2012 Active
6/21/2012 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
12/10/1985 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Disciplinary and Related Actions
Effective Date Description Case Number Resulting Status
9/27/2013 Discipline w/actual suspension 12-O-13705 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
6/21/2012 Discipline w/actual suspension 09-O-14921 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

Administrative Actions
Effective Date Description Case Number Resulting Status
7/1/2016 Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
7/2/2013 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
Effective Date Case Number Description
9/27/2013 12-O-13705 Stipulation [PDF[HTML]
7/12/2012 09-O-14921 Modification Order [PDF]
6/21/2012 09-O-14921 Stipulation [PDF[HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

September 27, 2013

JOEL RICHARD BANDER [#119460], 57, of Los Angeles, was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on four years’ probation with an actual two-year suspension and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Sept. 27, 2013.

Bander stipulated to misconduct in 10 client matters in which he was hired to perform home loan modification services. In the majority of the cases, Bander failed to perform legal services with competence because he did not file the lawsuits his clients expected him to file against their lenders. In one matter, Bander did not tell a client that he had filed a request with the court to dismiss the client’s lawsuit.Bander had one prior discipline, a 2012 suspension for failing to account after his employment was terminated and failing to refund the unearned portion of an advanced fee in 19 client matters. In one matter, he failed to report in writing to the State Bar within 30 days that judicial sanctions had been imposed against him.

June 21, 2012

JOEL RICHARD BANDER, 55, of Los Angeles was suspended for 12 months, stayed, placed on 36 months of probation with an actual 90-day suspension, and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. If the suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect June 21, 2012.

Bander stipulated to 39 counts of misconduct in 20 matters, most involving mortgage litigation. In 19 cases, he admitted he failed to account for client funds after he was terminated and he failed to refund unearned fees. In the 20th case, he did not notify the bar that he and his client were sanctioned three times for a total of $8,400. A superior court judge found that Bander and his client maintained a civil suit that was not warranted by existing law.In mitigation, Bander had no prior discipline record and he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.

Source: The State Bar of California

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