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Discipline charges online

Proposed policy would make available online public notices of disciplinary charges filed against attorneys.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel Berrio
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2541
415-538-2214 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Maritime law

Proposed material changes to the standards for certification and recertification in admiralty and maritime law.

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Lorna Maynard
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2115
lorna.maynard@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Franchise law

Amendments to the Legal Specialization rules would change the standards for certification and recertification in franchise and distribution law to permit applicants to satisfy additional requirements in lieu of a written exam.

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Lorna Maynard
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2115
lorna.maynard@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


IOLTA rules

Revised Interest on Lawyer Trust Account rules would incorporate the Judicial Council in appointing commissioners for the Legal Services Trust Fund program, add a provision for payment on noncompliance fees and update provisions for complaints.

SOURCE: Committee on Stakeholder Relations
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Glory Tabuena
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2098
415-538-2529 fax
glory.tabuena@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Long-range strategy

Revisions to the State Bar’s strategic plan would integrate planning and budget processes and separate board of governors tasks from administrative details.

SOURCE: Committee on Planning, Program Development and Budget 
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Francisco Gomez
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2170
francisco.gomez@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Annual Meeting

Proposed amendment to the State Bar rules would permit the option of adding an out-of-state destination for the Annual Meeting, with approval of the board of governors.

SOURCE: Committee on Stakeholder Relations
DEADLINE: July 9, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Tricia Horan
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2223
tricia.horan@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Emeritus attorneys

Proposed rules would redirect the focus of the attorney emeritus pro bono program to a more general pro bono program and would permit lawyers with five, rather than 10, years of experience to participate.

SOURCE: Committee on Stakeholder Relations
DEADLINE: June 30, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Sharon Ngim
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2267
415-538-2552 fax
sharon.ngim@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Fee agreements

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 05-0001 considers the ethical ramifications associated with a modification of an attorney fee agreement.

SOURCE: Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
DEADLINE: August 1, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Angela Chang
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2116
415-538-2171 fax

Proposed Public Comment


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