When you think about the sacrifices you've made over that past few years, it may frustrate you that it all comes down to this final test. Passing the bar is more than just taking an exam; it is also proving you have the moral character to be a lawyer. Practicing the law is a high honor, and those requesting admittance face a rigorous selection process.
As a California lawyer, you may ultimately have a client that doesn't feel that you did a good job. He or she may file a complaint with the State Bar, alleging some wrongdoing on your part. In many cases, such complaints arise out of the client's dissatisfaction with the outcome of their case. However, this doesn't mean that you should ignore that envelope containing a Notice of Disciplinary Charges or an inquiry letter.