On Friday, January 5, 2024, the Supreme Court of California issued a final disciplinary order suspending attorney Emry James Allen from practicing law for one year, but stayed the suspension and placed him on probation for one year with conditions.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Emry James Allen,” with case no. S281418.

According to the Notice of Disciplinary Charges filed by the Office of Chief Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California, Allen violated the Rules of Professional Conduct by failing to comply with conditions attached to a previous private reproval he received in 2021. Specifically, the Notice alleged that Allen failed to timely submit required quarterly reports and a final report to the Office of Probation, failed to timely schedule and participate in a required meeting with Probation, and failed to provide proof of completing State Bar Ethics School and passing the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination by specified deadlines.

In its order, the Supreme Court adopted the discipline recommended in a stipulation approved by the State Bar Court’s Hearing Department. Allen must comply with the terms of his original probation as well as pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) within his new one-year probationary period. If he satisfies these conditions, the previously imposed one-year suspension will be stayed and terminated.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Allen is an attorney in Elk Grove, California. He attended the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. He acquired his law license in California in 1974.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.