California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - JULY 2001
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - July 2001
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News / News Briefs
Two-year fee bill goes to governor
Janet Reno, low-cost MCLE highlight Annual Meeting
Stanley Mosk dies at 88
State Bar wins ABA's Harrison Tweed Award for pro bono, legal access, IOLTA efforts
Foundation will accept grant applications beginning July 16
Winnebago of justice serves those on the road less traveled
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Trials Digest
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Legal Tech - Matter management is not just for litigators
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Opinion
From the President - Public members bring fresh views
Holding judges accountable
Letters to the Editor
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MCLE Self-Study
Alcohol and the workplace
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Ethics update...
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You Need to Know
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Public Comment
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - Level field or a judicial practical joke?
Former DA disbarred for drunken-driving coverup
Attorney Discipline

PUBLIC COMMENT

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Fee scaling amendment

Modifies Rules and Regulations of the State Bar Article I, Section 7.1 to change the fee scaling application deadline from Feb. 1 to March 15 of the membership year for which scaling is requested.

SOURCE: Committee on Administration and Finance
DEADLINE: Aug. 1
CONTACT: Elyse Cotant, Director, Member Services and Information, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2326; fax 415/538-2361

Trust fund rules change

Proposed change to Rule 4.2 of the Rules Regulating Interest-Bearing Trust Fund Accounts for the Provision of Legal Services to Indigent Persons to require audited financial statements from all applicants with gross annual expenditures that exceed $300,000. The current threshold is $750,000.

SOURCE: Legal Services Trust Fund Commission
DEADLINE: Sept. 1
CONTACT: Judy Garlow, Director, Legal Services Trust Fund Program, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2529