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California attorney to be disbarred for 'litigious warfare'

Attorneys have a great deal of power in American society. Their access to the legal system and the ability to use it is something that puts them at a distinct advantage over most nonattorneys.

Dancing dermatologist agrees to suspended license

The woman who earned the moniker "The Dancing Doctor" for her on-camera antics inside the operating room with her patients has dropped her attempts to stop the medical board in Georgia from pursuing any further action. She's also accepted a minimum 30-month suspension of her license to practice.

Can you get special accommodations for the Bar exam?

Not everyone is able to process and comprehend information at the same pace. While you can often find ways to work around a problem with those things in school or in your career, tests are so rigidly structured that it's often impossible to compete on the same level as everyone else.

What could your background check reveal?

If you're applying for a professional license of any sort in California, you'll be asked to consent to a background check. That can be nerve-wracking -- especially if you aren't even sure what a background check does.

When patients complain to the medical board: How to respond

You can't control whether or not a patient files a complaint with the medical board -- but you can control your response. A proper response can make dealing with a complaint much easier and even get it dismissed. An ill-considered response can do just the opposite and cause the problems you face to escalate.

California doctor loses license over affair with patient

Do not get romantically involved with your patients. That's the unmistakable message being sent by California's Medical Board to the doctors it licenses. On Feb. 8, 2018, it revoked the license of a doctor who has been in practice in the state since 2000. The obstetrician-gynecologist violated the law by engaging in a sexual relationship with a former patient who happened to be a nurse.

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