Proposed amendments to nine rules of practice of the State Bar.
SOURCE: Executive Committee of State Bar Court
DEADLINE: May 31
CONTACT: Michael Alewine, State Bar Court, 180 Howard St., San Francisco
94105-1639; 415/538-2017; (fax) 415/538-2040; (e-mail) Michael.Alewine@calsb.org. (Contact any of
those numbers for a full text of the amendments.)
Extend application of the interim procedure re annual membership fee,
chargeable and nonchargeable amounts, reduction, appeals to legislation positions taken by
all State Bar committees and entities funded from the general fund.
SOURCE: Board of Governors
DEADLINE: June 30
CONTACT: Francisco Gomez, Office of General Counsel, 180 Howard St., San
Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2270
Fee scaling amendments
Proposed amendments to Article I, Sec. 7.1 of the Rules and
Regulations of the State Bar provide a wider range of acceptable documentation for low
income fee scaling and deletes the gross income eligibility standard. A second
modification gives members the right to request review if a scaling application is denied.
SOURCE: Board Committee on Administration and
DEADLINE: July 1
CONTACT: Elyse Cotant, Manager, Member Services and Information, 180
Howard St., San Francisco 94105; 415/538-2326; (fax) 415/538-2361
Proposed amendments to the Guidelines and Minimum Standards for the
operation of Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs and rule 11.1, Rules of Procedure for Fee
Arbitrations and the Enforcement of Awards by the State Bar.
SOURCE: Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration
DEADLINE: Aug. 4
CONTACT: Jill Sperber, Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 180 Howard
St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2023; (fax) 415/538-2040; (e-mail) Jill.Sperber@calsb.org.