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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 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
415-538-2270 fax
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 Develop-ment and Budget Committee
DEADLINE: November 29, 2002 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Michael Alewine
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
LAP financial aid

New rules to establish the Lawyer Assistance Program’s financial assistance program, as required by Business & Profes-sions Code §6235(b).

SOURCE: Board of Governors
DEADLINE: December 4, 2002 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Rita Zahir
Lawyers Assistance Program 1149 South Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Recounts, special elections

Proposed amendments to Article II of the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar regarding board elections would change the recount rule to require the challenger to deposit the anticipated costs of the recount before it starts. A second proposal modifies the rule for filling vacancies to allow the special election for longer vacancies to be held in conjunction with the next regularly scheduled board election.

SOURCE: Board of Governors
DEADLINE: December 18, 2002 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Francisco Gomez
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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