California Bar Journal
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA - MAY 1999
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - May 1999
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News
Lending compassion to a difficult situation
Legal specialist exam set Aug. 29
Board to meet June 25-26
Domestic violence group seeking volunteers
Northern California legal services board to fill five vacancies
Court statistics report now available on CD
For Y2K advice, link through bar's web site
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Trials Digest
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Opinion
Hear the cries this time
A single letter, a big increase
Train time at the ABA
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From the President - Door to justice must be open
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Letters to the Editor
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Legal Tech - Litigation library great for attorneys out of office
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New Products & Services
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MCLE Self-Study
The Disabled Practitioner
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - What to do when a client goes missing
Attorney charged with exposing clients to deportation
Attorney Discipline
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Public Comment

PUBLIC COMMENT

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State Bar Rules of Procedure
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The board of governors adopted emergency interim amendments which took effect March 15 and address default proceedings for disciplined attorneys. New rule 205 deals with the duration and termination of actual suspension in default proceedings; new rule 206 deals with interlocutory review of orders denying or granting a motion pursuant to rule 205; amendments to rule 200 involve the default procedure for failure to file a timely response; and amendments to rule 201 involve procedures for a respondent's failure to appear as a party at trial. (Full text of the rules is on the bar's web site: www.calbar.org.)

SOURCE: State Bar Board of Governors Committee on Regulation and Discipline

DEADLINE: June 11

CONTACT: Scott Drexel, State Bar Court, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639; 415/538-2030 or 213/765-1400