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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


Legal specialist

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


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


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


Amendments to five Rules of Professional Conduct

Proposed amendments to five Rules of Professional Conduct are the second group of recommended rules revisions developed by the State Bar's Special Commission for the Revisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: October 26, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2167
audrey.hollins@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Revisions to fee arb form

Proposed revisions to the Notice of Your Rights After Fee Arbitration form would make four changes, including clarification of court procedures using more consumer friendly wording and providing Web site links to Judicial Council forms.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: October 26, 2007 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2023
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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