Professional License Law

In June 2014, Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) received a report from the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) regarding the processing of its disciplinary cases.   In response to a growing backlog of disciplinary cases referred to the Attorney General’s office for disciplinary prosecution, additional funding was granted to the CTC for more efficient processing of

One of the common concerns we hear from hardworking people who want to get a license is “I don’t think the Board would take somebody like me.”  These are often young, well-meaning, accomplished people who made a mistake in their late teens or early 20s that turned out to be criminal.  Maybe they drank more

When a licensed professional is targeted by a state agency for an investigation, it can be one of the most stressful episodes of their career.  It’s often unclear what documents have to be turned over, whether or not interviews are “voluntary” or “mandatory,” and what the consequences of the investigation could be.

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We represented an insurance agent in 2016 who was accused by a former partner of diverting premium payments from his clients.  Over a two-day hearing, the Department of Insurance aggressively brought evidence and witnesses against our client alleging that he was dishonest and lacked integrity.

We successfully proved that the client did not divert any

Insurance Code section 1669(d) empowers the California Insurance Commissioner to summarily deny (without a hearing) a license application within five years of a license revocation.  For an insurance broker who has lost their license, this five year window can present a trap.  If you re-apply within five years and are denied, under section 1669(c), the