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Subpoena forms

Proposed amendments to the State Bar Rules of Procedure will allow use of Judicial Council subpoena forms.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: February 6, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Dolores Kuzniar
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2019
415-538-2040 fax
dolores.kuzniar@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Procedure for resigning with charges pending

Proposed amendments to the California Rules of Court and the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure would create a new procedure for handling the resignation of lawyers with disciplinary charges pending. Such resignations would be recognized as disciplinary in nature, would constitute an admission of a no contest plea, and includes potential permanent prohibition of reinstatement.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: February 8, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel Berrio
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2541
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Public comments

Proposed Revisions to State Bar Rules would shorten the existing 90-day public comment period to a standard 45-day period, which could be modified to as few as 30 days or as long as 90 days, on a per item basis as determined by the board of governors or its committees.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Operations
DEADLINE: February 26, 2008 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


Alternative discipline

Eight proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure would modify the operations of the alternative discipline program.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulations, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: March 17, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel Berrio
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2541
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Malpractice insurance

Propposed Rule of Professional Conduct 3-140 would require attorneys to disclose to prospective clients, when the representation is likely to exceed four hours, that they do not carry professional liability insurance. The rule would not apply in emergencies or if the lawyer has previously advised the client that he or she does not carry insurance.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: March 17, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saul Bercovitch
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2306
saul.bercovitch@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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