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— by franc franc
I looked through the California constitution and found this:
ARTICLE VI JUDICIAL SEC. 9.  The State Bar of California is a public corporation. Every person admitted and licensed to practice law in this State is and shall be a member of the State Bar except while holding office as a judge of a court of record.

So, it appears that on California the state bar admits persons to practice law by way of license. So, a California attorney would have to produce his license (and oath? and bond?) as proof of authorization AND it is the state bar that is to be used to discipline a California attorney.

It turns out it is the same at Florida. You may find this link useful regarding state bar of Florida being charged for attorney discipline: https://www.floridabar.org/public/acap/

People at other states may find this link helpful regarding attorney discipline by state: http://hirealawyer.findlaw.com/choosing-the-right-lawyer/researching-attorney-discipline.html