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

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - September 2001
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News / News Briefs
Davis signs diversion bill, nixes more access money
Six new members elected to bar board
Board votes to keep MCLE hours at 25 over 3-year period
Supreme Court denies rehearing on disbarment
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2001 Citations
Single father, practicing four years, devoted to pro bono
Pro bono awards
Antitrust lawyer honored
Judge Epstein receives Bernard Witkin medal
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Opinion
From the President - A good year for the State Bar
MJP panel provides an interim solution
Letters to the Editor
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MCLE Self-Study
A dangerous highway of discovery
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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You Need to Know
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - Report shows with law firms, size does matter
Attorney convicted of killing client/lover resigns from bar
Attorney Discipline
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Public Comment

PUBLIC COMMENT

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MDP report

The multidisciplinary practice (MDP) report (available at www.calbar.org) discusses the feasibility and ethical implications of permitting lawyers to join with non-lawyer professionals in a practice where both legal and non-legal professional services are offered to the public. This practice is now prohibited by the California Rules of Professional Conduct that preclude fee-sharing and partnerships with non-lawyers.

SOURCE: State Bar Board of Governors Committee on Regulation and Discipline
DEADLINE: Oct. 30
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins, Administrative Assistant, State Bar Office of Professional Competence, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2167

Suspension for failure to pay child support

Proposed modification of Article I section 13 of the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar as they relate to the suspension of members for failure to pay child and family support would authorize the secretary of the State Bar, rather than the board of governors, to make the annual recommendation for suspension to the Supreme Court.

SOURCE: Charlotte Blackford
DEADLINE: Nov. 15
CONTACT: Charlotte Blackford, Office of Membership Records, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2237