Edward Eligio Vargas - #135697
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
500 N Rainbow Blvd #300
Las Vegas, NV 89107
|Phone Number:||(702) 221-1965|
|Fax Number:||(702) 221-1968|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Southern Calif; Los Angeles CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Southwestern Univ SOL; Los Angeles CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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June 26, 2005
EDWARD ELIGIO VARGAS [#135697], 48, of Las Vegas was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a 60-day actual suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect June 26, 2005.Vargas stipulated that he aided non-lawyers in the unauthorized practice of law and failed to maintain proceedings that were legal. He served as of counsel for California Legal Services Inc. (CLS), a non-attorney legal service provider. On multiple occasions, Vargas permitted two non-lawyers who worked for CLS to interview clients and sign his name to documents without his review.In two lawsuits filed against CLS clients, Vargas was designated as the attorney of record but was never actually employed by CLS to represent the defendants. In one matter, CLS filed a frivolous cross-complaint, based on facts that had been rejected in a small claims case, and in the other, CLS filed a factually deficient cross-complaint.Vargas was not involved in the first matter at all and had little control over the second matter, although he appeared in court and filed some documents. The court sanctioned him $6,500 after ruling that a demurrer and another motion in the second matter were frivolous.