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Fee arbitration

Proposed revisions to the State Bar’s Model Rules of Procedure for Fee Arbitrations would clarify the right to correct, vacate or confirm an arbitration award; prohibit transcripts and recordings of arbitrations; and more clearly explain the arbitrator’s statutory authority for the contents of the award.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions & Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: May 9, 2008 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


Fee arb form

Proposed revisions to Notice of Your Rights After Fee Arbitration form would add a warning about deadlines, set forth the specific grounds for vacating an arbitration award and add sections that address trials de novo.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions & Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: May 9, 2008 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


New State Bar rule

Proposed new Rule 6 of Rules and Regulations of the State Bar would revise and incorporate rules affecting the board of governors and bar officers and entities.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Operations
DEADLINE: May 14, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2270
415-538-2321 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Professional conduct rules

Proposed amendments to 13 Rules of Professional Conduct, including fees for legal services, conflicts of interest, business transactions with a client and communication with a person represented by counsel.

SOURCE: Special Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct
DEADLINE: June 6, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2167
415-538-2171 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Membership list policy

Proposed revisions to the membership list policy eliminate commercial MCLE providers from the MLP, provide State Bar-sponsored programs with two no-cost lists in return for targeted and coordinated mailings, and reduce the minimum costs associated with obtaining an electronic list.

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 9, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Kathy Crabe
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-538-2180 fax

Proposed Public Comment


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