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Rebecca Donaldson - #135023

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

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

Bar Number: 135023    
Address: P O Box 3292
Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone Number: (951) 769-2315
Fax Number: (951) 769-2315
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Riverside
Undergraduate School: Loma Linda Univ; CA
District: District 4    
Sections: None Law School: Western State Univ; CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
2/28/2004 Disbarred  
2/10/2002 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
6/20/1988 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

2/28/2004 Disbarment 03-N-00197 Disbarred 
9/8/2003 Ordered inactive 03-N-00197 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
5/30/2003 Ordered inactive 03-N-00197 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
11/16/2002 Discipline w/actual suspension 01-H-03492 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
2/10/2002 Ordered inactive 01-H-03492 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
1/11/2001 Public reproval with/duties 00-H-13103  

Administrative Actions

9/16/2002 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

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.

February 28, 2004

REBECCA DONALDSON [#135023], 58, of Beaumont was disbarred Feb. 28, 2004, and ordered to comply with rule 955.

Donaldson did not participate in the disbarment proceedings but was found to have violated an earlier rule 955 requirement by not submitting the necessary affidavit to the Supreme Court.

Her troubles began with a 1999 private reproval for improperly withdrawing from a criminal appeal and her failure to obey a federal court order requiring her to file an opening brief. In 2001, she was publicly reproved for not complying with conditions attached to the 1999 order — she did not submit quarterly probation reports or take the PRE.

The 2002 discipline was imposed for her failure to comply with probation conditions from the 2001 order.

November 16, 2002

REBECCA DONALDSON [#135023], 57, of Beaumont was suspended for one year, stayed, actually suspended for 90 days and until the State Bar Court grants a motion to terminate the suspension, and was ordered to comply with rule 955. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, she must prove her rehabilitation. The order took effect Nov. 16, 2002.

In a default matter, the bar court found that Donaldson failed to comply with conditions of a 2001 public reproval. She did not submit five quarterly probation reports.

The reproval was imposed because Donaldson failed to take the professional responsibility exam, as required by a private reproval imposed in 1999 as a result of her withdrawal from a case without the court's permission.

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