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ED/CTC evaluations

The State Bar Board of Governors is conducting the annual performance evaluations of State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson and Chief Trial Counsel Mike Nisperos Jr. The board is seeking comments on the performance of these two officials from interested State Bar constituencies.

The identity of all commentators will be maintained in confidence.

SOURCE: Board of Governors
DEADLINE: May 17, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Office of Human Resources

415-538-2397
Office of Human Resources ATTN: ED/CTC Evaluation Process 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
New rule 3-100

The new rule addresses Assembly Bill 1101, which amends the statutory duty of attorney-client confidentiality to permit disclosure of information if the attorney reasonably believes disclosure is necessary to prevent a criminal act that is likely to result in death or bodily harm to an individual.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: May 17, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins
audrey.hollins@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2167
Office of Professional Competence Planning and Development 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
Fee waivers

Amendments to the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar will update and clarify the fee waiver process.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Membership Oversight
DEADLINE: June 27, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Elyse Cotant
elyse.cotant@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2326
The State Bar of California 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
LAP financial assistance

Proposed revisions to Rule 9, "Forgiveness of Debt," of the Rules Governing Financial Assistance Plan of the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) would modify the types of public or charitable service that the oversight committee of the LAP would consider in waiving and forgiving any amount due and payable to the plan.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Planning, Program Development and Budget
DEADLINE: June 28, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Richard Carlton
richard.carlton@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2355
Deputy Director Lawyer Assistance Program The State Bar of California 180 Howard Steet
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
LAP loans

Proposed revisions to Rule 6 of the Financial Assistance Plan of the Lawyer Assistance Program would add loans for treatment — related expenses and place a $5,000 lifetime cap on such assistance.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Planning, Program Development and Budget
DEADLINE: June 28, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Richard Carlton
richard.carlton@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2355
Deputy Director Lawyer Assistance Program The State Bar of California 180 Howard Steet
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
MPRE passing score

The Committee of Bar Examiners proposes increasing the passing score required for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination from a scaled score of 79 to a scaled score of 100, out of a maximum scaled score of 150.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: July 5, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy
ADMSF@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2322
The State Bar of California Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
Bar exam accommodations

Applicants for admission who can demonstrate their religious beliefs require the observance of a religious holiday on a date that conflicts with the bar exam may receive accommodation from the Committee of Bar Examiners.

SOURCE: Operations Committee
DEADLINE: July 19, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Gayle Murphy
gayle.murphy@calbar.ca.gov
415-538-2322
Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
 
Proposed Public Comment
 
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