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Conflict of Interest Code

Proposed revisions will conform the State Bar Board of Governors Conflict of Interest Code to the requirements of the Political Reform Act and Business and Professions Code by adding limits on gifts, honoraria and loans to the boards code, and lowering the disclosure and disqualification limits as required by Article 2.5 of the State Bar Act, Business and Professions Code §§6035-6038.

SOURCE: Member Oversight Committee
DEADLINE: September 26, 2002
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639; 415/538-2270; pat.bermudez@calbar. ca.gov
Pat.Bermudez@calbar. ca.gov
415-538-2270
180 Howard St. pat.bermudez@calbar. ca.gov
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
 
Public comment rules

Proposed revisions seek to update and simplify the bar's public comment rules by reorganizing and consolidating them, deleting those that are unnecessary, defining those subject to public comment rules and streamlining the process.

SOURCE: Member Oversight Committee
DEADLINE: November 21, 2002
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
Pat.Bermudez@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2270
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 95105-1639
 
Open meeting rules

Revisions to the boards open meeting rules add and modify definitions, provide procedures for meetings by teleconference, and allows notice and agendas to be posted online.

SOURCE: Member Oversight Committee
DEADLINE: November 21, 2002
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
Pat.Bermudez@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2270
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
 
Bar court pilot program

New rule of procedure of the State Bar would create a pilot program in State Bar Court to refer respondents with substance abuse and mental health issues to the Lawyer Assistance Program.

SOURCE: Planning, Program Development and Budget Committee
DEADLINE: November 29, 2002
CONTACT: Michael Alewine
sbcourt@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2017
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
 
Discipline system

A series of recommendations from an ABA committee concerning the State Bar's discipline system and the Regulation, Admissions and Discipline committee's proposed responses, are out for public comment.

SOURCE: Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Committee
DEADLINE: November 29, 2002
CONTACT: Cynthia Bussiere
Cynthia.Bussiere@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2386
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
 
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