LOS ANGELES — Diamond Bar attorney Jennifer Y. Sun was place on
one year of probation for alleged false reporting of the completion
of her Minimum Continuing Legal Education hours to the State Bar of
The ruling went into effect Dec. 4, 2016, according to the State
According to court
documents, Sun, under penalty of perjury, relayed to the State
Bar in January 2014 that she had completed the necessary hours to
maintain her eligibility to practice. The attorney claimed she had
taken the course hours during the standard compliance period between
February 2011 and January 2014.
However, the State Bar’s investigation into her compliance
determined that none of the hours was completed during the necessary
time frame. Sun said she was under the impression that as she would
not be required to complete the hours as she was not practicing law
during the compliance period. Sun later completed all hours needed by
May 26, 2016.
The State Bar took into consideration several mitigating factors.
The 47-year-old attorney, who was admitted
to the State Bar in 2002 upon graduating from the Sanford University
Cumberland School of Law, had no prior record of discipline. The
attorney was also able to provide the State Bar with seven witnesses
to attest to her good character. Additionally, Sun has volunteered
with her church and various children services and provided pro bono
Sun will receive
a one-year suspension if she does not adhere to the requirements of
The attorney is responsible for covering all court costs, which at
the time of sentencing totaled
$3,139. The costs are subject to increase, in which case Sun will
need to pay the additional fees.
The State Bar of California was established in 1927 by the state’s
legislature and is governed by 19 trustees. The State Bar Court added
appointed full-time judges in 1989. Court documents for all State Bar
Court of California cases can be located online at calbar.ca.gov.