SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — A stay on a suspension handed down against Glendora attorney Craig Ronald Triance about a year ago could be lifted following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation.
The state bar court recommended Triance's probation be revoked and that the stay on his one-year suspension be lifted, according to the 15-page orders granting motion to revoke probation and of involuntary inactive enrollment issued Sept. 7 by the state bar court. The court also recommended Triance remain suspended until he pays restitution and provides proof that he attended the state bar's ethics school and passed the exam at the end of the session.
Triance allegedly failed to submit a quarterly report and to provide proof that he paid restitution, as required under his probation, according to the orders.
The state bar court's recommendation included an involuntary inactive enrollment order that rendered Triance involuntarily enrolled as an inactive member of the state bar.
The state bar's recommendation is pending final action by the California Supreme Court, an appeal before the state bar's review department or expiration of time in which parties can request further review within the state bar court.
Triance's recommended discipline was among the dispositions filed earlier this month by the state bar court's hearing department for September.
Triance was admitted to the bar in California on Dec. 14, 1992, according to his profile at the state bar website.
In October 2017 Triance received a one-year stayed suspension and was placed on a year of probation, according to information on his state bar profile. The discipline followed Triance's stipulation to failures to perform loan modification services with competence, inform his clients he was terminating his employment, respond to status inquiries, provide an accounting and refund advanced attorney fees.
At the time, Triance was ordered to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination make almost $4,795 in restitution to his former clients.
In July, state bar's office of probation filed a motion to have Triance's probation revoked. Triance did not respond to the motion and the state bar court took the matter under submission for decision in August.