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Fee arbitration

Proposed revisions to the Guidelines and Minimum Standards for the Operation of Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs clarifies several standards, adds three new standards and deletes several sections.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: September 23, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2023
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Discipline rules

Proposed amendments to the State Bar Rules of Procedure regarding tolling of the five-year period for the initiation of a disciplinary proceeding are meant to clarify the rules.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: September 23, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Seana Pasco
Office of the Chief Trial Counsel 1149 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-2299
213-765-1504
seana.pasco@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Bar exam

Proposed deletion of a rule that specifies the process for filing a request to use a typewriter when taking the bar exam.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: September 23, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy
Office of Admissions 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2322
murphy@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Legal specialization

Proposed amendments to the rules that govern certification of legal specialists would extend the approval period for CLE activities. CLE providers who wish to offer both legal specialization and MCLE credit currently are subject to different sets of approval criteria.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: September 23, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Lorna Maynard
Office of Certification 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2115
lorna.maynard@calbar.ca.gov

Inactive members

Modified proposed amendments to the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar of California Article 1, Section 2 (enrollment as an inactive member).

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: September 23, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Robert McPhail
Office of Certification 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2135
robert.mcphail@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


MPRE scores

The Committee of Bar Examiners proposes to increase the passing score required for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination from a scaled score of 79 to a scaled score of 86, out of a maximum scaled score of 150.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: October 22, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy
The State Bar of California Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2322
ADMSF@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Fee waivers

Proposed amendments to the Standards for Membership Fee and Penalty Waivers would modify the existing process and give State Bar staff greater ability to waive fees and penalties without the need for board of governors review.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: October 22, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Linda Knitter
The State Bar of California Member Services Center 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2244
415-538-2215 fax
linda.knitter@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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