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Lawyer’s duty to provide competent representation

Proposed Formal Interim Opinion No. 97-0007 addresses the ethical obligations of an attorney assigned to represent indigent clients who believes that his caseload is too large, and the resources available to him are insufficient, to permit him to represent his clients competently.

SOURCE: Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
DEADLINE: September 15, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Felicia Soria
Office of Professional Competence, Planning and Development 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2116
415-538-2171 fax
felicia.soria@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Disabilities survey

Report and recommendations from online poll of California attorneys with disabilities and challenges faced in the practice of law.

SOURCE: Committee on Legal Professionals with Disabilities
DEADLINE: September 29, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Patricia Lee, Director
Office of Legal Services, Access & Fairness Programs, 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2240
patricia.lee@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Misleading trade names

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim 02-0004 considers whether it is professional misconduct for an attorney to use a firm trade name which may be mistaken for a governmental entity or to use a current or former governmental title in promoting the attorney’s law practice.

SOURCE: Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
DEADLINE: October 4, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Felicia Soria
Office of Professional Competence, Planning and Development 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2116
415-538-2171 fax
felicia.soria@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Non-accredited law schools

Updates rule 57 of the California Rules of Court and its provisions relating to libraries that must be maintained by the law schools.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: October 25, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy
Office of Admissions 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2322
gayle.murphy@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Bar exam accommodation

Proposed amendments to Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California set deadlines and clarify processing petitions for bar exam accommodations.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: October 25, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy
Office of Admissions 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2322
gayle.murphy@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Indigent defense guidelines

Changes to the existing 1990 Guidelines on Indigent Defense Services Delivery Systems.

SOURCE: Committee on Stakeholder Relations
DEADLINE: October 29, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Sharon Ngim
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2267
sharon.ngim@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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