Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, November 7, 2002


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Howard Wistrich, Longtime State Bar Court Administrator, Sets Friday Retirement


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The State Bar Courtís administrator will retire on Friday, he said yesterday, after working at the State Bar for 24 years.

Howard Wistrich, 53, is currently the court administrator for the Los Angeles Office of the State Bar Court.

He was originally hired in 1978 by the Committee of Bar Examiners as a temporary file clerk and quickly moved up the ladder. He joined the court 17 years ago.

Wistrich said he plans to move to Tucson, Ariz., where he said he intends to renovate his newly purchased home.

The Massachussetts native purchased an undeveloped 3 1/2 acre lot in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in 1998 after deciding Tucson would be a desirable location to retire. Wistrich sold the property this year, doubling his investment, and purchased a house on a 11/2 acre lot in the area.

The State Bar Court adjudicates disciplinary and regulatory matters involving California attorneys as the administrative arm of the California Supreme Court.

The State Bar Court is comprised of a trial level called the Hearing Department and an appellate level, the Review Department. In total, there are currently seven judges who hear cases for the court in Los Angeles and San Francisco.


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