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

PUBLIC COMMENT

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JNE procedures

Issue: Proposed revisions to the Rules and Procedures of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Amends the JNE rules to provide that, upon request of the governor, the JNE Commission will, within 10 days of sending an opinion of not qualified to the governor regarding a particular candidate, notify the candidate in writing of the rating and the right to request review.

Source: State Bar Board of Governors
Deadline: Dec. 10, 1999
Contact: Francisco Gomez, Office of General Counsel, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2270

Rules of Procedure

Issue: Proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the State Bar. The following rules, approved for public comment prior to the 1998 shutdown of the bar, are being re-released. They are 101(b)(4), Notice of Disciplinary Charges; 133, Stipulations as to Facts, Conclusions of Law and Disposition; 134, Stipulations as to Disposition; 270, Public and Private Reprovals; 300, Petitions for Interlocutory Review and for Review of Specified Matters; 308, Summary Review Program; 320, Exercise of Powers Delegated by Supreme Court; 321, Motions for Relief under Rule 951; and 600(b), Nature: Initial Pleading.

Source: State Bar Court
Deadline: Dec. 31, 1999
Contact: Michael Alewine, Office of the State Bar Court, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2017, (fax) 415/538-2040. Full text is available at www.calbar.org.

Rules of Practice

Issue: Proposed amendments to rule 1302 of the Rules of Practice of the State Bar. Prior to the 1998 layoff and during the State Bar shutdown, various rules were approved for public comment. Rule 1302 (withdrawal of request for review) is being rereleased to provide sufficient opportunity for public comment.

Source: State Bar Court
Deadline: Dec. 31, 1999
Contact: Michael Alewine, Office of the State Bar Court, 180 Howard St., San Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2017, (fax) 415/538-2040. Full text is available at www.calbar.org.