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Foreign-educated applicants

Proposed amendment to the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California would amend statutory language relating to the qualification of foreign-educated applicants seeking admission to practice law in California.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: June 11, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saida Salfiti
Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2184
415-538-2304 fax
ADMSF@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Late registration

Proposed amendment to the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California would eliminate the late registration fee for law students to register with the Committee of Bar Examiners.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: June 11, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saida Salfiti
Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2184
415-538-2304 fax
ADMSF@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Civility guidelines

Proposed new California guidelines for attorney civility and professionalism.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 12, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Teri Greenman
Office of the Executive Director 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2454
415-538-2305 fax
teri.greenman@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Fee arbitration

Proposed revisions to the guidelines and standards would affect third party requests for mandatory fee arbitration.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: June 12, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2023
415-538-2335 fax
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Law school registration

Proposed new rules will regulate the registration of unaccredited, correspondence and distance learning law schools. Legislation passed in 2006 placed oversight of those schools under the Committee of Bar Examiners.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: June 18, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saida Salfiti
Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2184
415-538-2304 fax
ADMSF@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Membership list policy

Proposed amendments to the policy would reduce membership list access to two requests in a calendar year by any requestor. Exceptions to the proposed reduced access are left to the discretion of the executive director or her designee.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 18, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Laila Bartlett
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-538-2305 fax
laila.bartlett@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Rule revisions

Proposed title changes, amendments to membership rules, rewritten MCLE rules, rewritten emeritus attorney rules.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Operations
DEADLINE: July 3, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
Office of General Counsel 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2270
415-538-2321 fax
pat.bermudez@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Insurance disclosure

Modifications to proposed insurance disclosure requirements take into account extensive public comment received last year about a possible rule that would require California attorneys to notify their clients if they carry malpractice insurance.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: August 6, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saul Bercovitch
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2306
415-538-2515 fax
saul.bercovitch@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Admiralty/maritime law

Proposed legal specialty certification program in Admiralty and Maritime Law.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: August 9, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT:
Board of Legal Specialization 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-538-2180 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Legal specialist rules

Proposed amendments to rules governing the State Bar's legal specialist program would allow applicants for certification to satisfy additional requirements in lieu of passing a written exam, and allow administrative law judges and specialists with compelling medical or other reasons to have their certification tolled.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: August 9, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT:
Board of Legal Specialization 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-538-2180 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Online registration

Proposed new Rule of Court would facilitate registration and reporting of mandatory information online at the State Bar's Web site. An attorney who is admitted in California after Feb. 1, 2008, will be required to register within 90 days and provide an e-mail address and trust account information.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: August 13, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Joan Sundt
Office of General Counsel 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2029
415-538-2321 fax
joan.sundt@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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