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

The State Bar of California


REGULARS

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Front Page - October 1999
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News
Johnson confirmed for second term as bar's top prosecutor
Courts serve up mixed rulings on State Bar
Ethics association elects Karpman president
Six new governors join bar board
New group targets health care fraud
Public law section creates online library of public law links
JoAnne Spears honored
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Trials Digest
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Opinion
Slaying an imaginary dragon
The perfect ending: Results
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From the President - This bar year ends on a high note
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Letters to the Editor
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Public Comment
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Legal Tech - Tips for network administrators
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New Products & Services
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1999 Honors
State Bar cites pro bono service
Young lawyers salute San Diego sole practitioner for outstanding service
State Bar hails 'lawyer's lawyer'
Aided by attorney, parolee cited, hired
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MCLE Self-Study
The Rigors of Fee Agreements
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Discipline
Ethics Byte - Before you sue for fees, think again
Woman who impersonated husband ordered reinstated
Attorney Discipline
New group targets health care fraud
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A new association has launched a membership drive as the first stage of its self-proclaimed "assault on fraudulent healthcare providers," according to Franklin Radoff, founder of the California-based Association of Healthcare Medical Lawyers.

"We are the first association to combine lawyers and medical auditors as members offering their talents to corporations and individuals who pay medical bills," Radoff said. "Our members' primary goal is to ensure the reasonableness and accuracy of healthcare provider bills . . . on a contingency basis." He said he hopes to see the eventual elimination of fraudulent billings.

The group's second goal, Radoff said, is to lobby for the establishment of an effective Patients' Bill of Rights.

The association's website is www.healthcare-medlawyers.org.