Rule 9.23. Enforcement as money judgment disciplinary orders directing the payment of costs and disciplinary orders requiring reimbursement of the Client Security Fund
(a) Authority to obtain money judgment
Under Business and Professions Code section 6086.10(a) the State Bar is authorized to enforce as a money judgment any disciplinary order assessing costs. Under Business and Professions Code section 6140.5(d) the State Bar is authorized to enforce as a money judgment any disciplinary order requiring reimbursement of the State Bar Client Security Fund.
(b) Duty of clerk of the superior court
The State Bar may file a certified copy of a final disciplinary order assessing costs or requiring reimbursement of the Client Security Fund, along with a certified copy of the certificate of costs and any record of Client Security Fund payments and costs, with the clerk of the superior court of any county. The clerk must immediately enter judgment in conformity with the order.
(c) Compromise of judgment
Motions for the compromise of any judgment entered under this rule must, in the first instance, be filed and heard by the State Bar Court.
(d) Power of the Supreme Court
Nothing in this rule may be construed as affecting the power of the Supreme Court to alter the amounts owed.
Rule 9.23 adopted by the Supreme Court effective April 1, 2007.