California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - MAY 2002
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PUBLIC COMMENT

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Membership records

Proposed modification of Article 1, 1 of the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar would keep confidential in the bar's address change records the home addresses of current or former judges or court commissioners, current or former members of the legislature and attorneys currently employed by the Department of Justice, Office of the State Public Defender, the State Bar, a county district attorney, public defender, county counsel or lawyers for a city attorney's office for up to three years following termination of that employment.

SOURCE: Committee on Planning, Program Development and Finance
DEADLINE: June 3
CONTACT: Charlotte Blackford, Membership Records, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105; 415/538-2237, (fax) 415/538-2576; charlotte. blackford@calsb.org

Legal specialists

Three amendments to the Rules Governing the State Bar's Program for Certifying Legal Specialists would (1) reinstate an alternative to the exam, which allows certification applicants the option of satisfying additional task and experience requirements; (2) increase the number of years during which the percentage of practice requirement applies from three to five years; and (3) add criteria relating to discipline and professional negligence that may be used in evaluating an applicant's proficiency and ethics. Full text of the amendments is available at www.calbar.org/2bar/3com/pc2002-04.htm

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 13
CONTACT: Lorna Maynard, Office of Certification, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA, 94105-1639; 415/538-2115; (fax) 415/538-2180; lorna.maynard@calsb.org