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Ethics opinion: Fee settlement

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 06-0006 addresses the inclusion of certain terms in a lawyer's offers to settle a fee dispute with a client. Among the terms discussed is the inclusion of a Civil Code §1542 waiver in the settlement agreement.

SOURCE: Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
DEADLINE: February 3, 2009 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2167
415-538-2171 fax
audrey.hollins@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Resignations without charges pending

New Rule 2.40 of the Rules of the State Bar of California, which would establish eligibility requirements for resigning without charges pending and a process for handling those resignations.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admission and Oversight
DEADLINE: February 3, 2009 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel D. Berrio
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2541
415-538-2214 fax
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Resignations with charges pending

Proposed amendments to Rule 9.21 of the California Rules of Court and to Rule 658 of the Rules of Procedure of the State Bar of California for resigning with charges pending and a process for handling those resignations.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admission and Oversight
DEADLINE: February 3, 2009 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel D. Berrio
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2541
415-538-2214 fax
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Permanent disbarment

Proposed amendments to Rule 9.10 of the California Rules of Court regarding permanent disbarment and passage of the attorney bar examination as a condition for reinstatement to the practice of law.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admission and Oversight
DEADLINE: February 3, 2009 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel D. Berrio
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2541
415-538-2214 fax
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Guidelines for law school rules

The Committee of Bar Examiners adopted in principle a revised version of proposed Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules. Substantive changes were made following an earlier public comment period.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: February 16, 2009 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saida Salfiti
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415/538-2184
415/538-2304 fax
saida.salfidi@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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