The California State Bar issued a statement this afternoon defending its Nov. 7 firing of former Orange County state Senator Joe Dunn as executive director and claiming Dunn's lawsuit response depicting himself as an abused whistleblower is "bewildering."
According to the announcement, Dunn was under investigation based on several complaints and the bar board carefully considered the situation before terminating his employment.
"On July 31, 2014, the board received a complaint from a high-level employee raising serious, wide-ranging allegations about Executive Director Joe Dunn and certain state bar employees," the statement declares. "Another complaint followed in mid-August from another high-level employee."
Following the investigation by an independent law firm, the board voted on Nov. 7 to fire Dunn.
The state bar has not yet disclosed specific accusations.More »