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Right to arbitration

Proposed revisions to the notice of client's right to arbitration form would make four changes.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: January 2, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2023
415-538-2335 fax
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Client credit card payments

Proposed Formal Interim Opinion No. 05-0009 considers the ethical propriety of an attorney accepting credit card payments from a client for the payment of: 1) earned fees; 2) fees not yet earned; or 3) advances for costs and expenses.

SOURCE: Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
DEADLINE: January 2, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins
Office of Professional Competence, Planning and Development 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2167
415-538-2171 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Fee arbitration

Further public comment sought to consider part of a proposed revised minimum standard to delete the requirement that the client sign a request form for mandatory fee arbitration initiated by a third party guarantor.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: January 15, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2023
415-538-2335 fax
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Resignation from the bar

Proposed new rule 323 of the Rules of Procedure will delegate to the State Bar Court review department the board of governors' authority to recommend to the Supreme Court whether to accept a member's resignation. The rule also will give the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel the opportunity to present evidence relevant to the recommendation.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: February 16, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Doug Hull
State Bar Court 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2015
doug.hull@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Board meetings, records

Proposed revision to the Rules Governing Open Meetings, Closed Sessions and Records of the Board of Governors would allow meeting notices and agendas to be e-mailed and would permit electronic polling of the board.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Operations
DEADLINE: February 16, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2270
415-538-2321 fax
pat.bermudez@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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