California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2000
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PUBLIC COMMENT

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MCLE rules amendments

Proposed amendments to Califor-nia rule of court 958 and the MCLE rules and regulations will conform them to amended 6070 of the Business & Professions Code, which reduces the number of required MCLE hours and eliminates the exemption for retired judges.

SOURCE: Board of Governors Committee on Regulation and Discipline
DEADLINE: March 10, 2000
CONTACT: Lorna Maynard, Office of Certification, 180 Howard St., San Francisco CA 94105-1639; 415/538-2115; fax 415/538-2180; e-mail maynardl@ix.netcom.com.

Admissions rules changes

Proposed amendment to Rule VIII of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California would allow general applicants who have registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners to take the Multistate Professional Respon-sibility Examination at any time after they have registered with the committee, including during their first year of law study. Proposed Rule XVII establishes procedures and time frames for processing applications for testing accommodations.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: April 7, 2000
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy, Office of Admissions, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2322

CYLA open meetings

Proposed revisions to State Bar rules regarding open/closed sessions and committee records to include the California Young Law-yers Association as an entity covered by the open meeting requirements.

SOURCE: Board of Governors Legal Committee
DEADLINE: April 26, 2000
CONTACT: Francisco Gomez, Office of General Counsel, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2270