Fee arb amendment
Proposed amendment to Rule 11.1, Rules of Procedure for Fee
Arbitrations and the Enforce-ment of Awards for the State Bar of California, would require
parties requesting fee arbitration with the State Bar, based on claim that he/she cannot
receive a fair hearing through the local bar association program, to submit a declaration
setting forth a factual basis for such claim.
SOURCE: State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee
DEADLINE: Oct. 27
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.
Proposed amendment to Rule of Procedure 135, Approval of Stipulations
by Hearing Judges, would clarify that orders of hearing judges regarding stipulations are
subject to review by the State Bar Court Review Department, but that the standard for such
review is abuse of discretion.
SOURCE: State Bar Board of Governors Committee on
Regulation and Discipline
DEADLINE: Nov. 25
CONTACT: Michael Alewine, State Bar Court, 180 Howard St., 6th
floor, San Francisco 94105- 1639; 415/538-2017; (fax) 415/538-2040; (e-mail) Michael.Alewine@calsb.org