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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
The State Bar of California 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2326
elyse.cotant@calbar.ca.gov

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
Deputy Director Lawyer Assistance Program The State Bar of California 180 Howard Steet
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2355
richard.carlton@calbar.ca.gov

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
Deputy Director Lawyer Assistance Program The State Bar of California 180 Howard Steet
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2355
richard.carlton@calbar.ca.gov

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
The State Bar of California Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2322
ADMSF@calbar.ca.gov

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
The State Bar of California Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2322
gayle.murphy@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Cost collection

Proposed amendments to rule 951 of the California Rules of Court and rules 280, 282, 284, 285 and 662 of the Rules of Procedure of the State Bar would implement the statutory authorization for collecting disciplinary costs and Client Security Fund payments as money judgments.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions & Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: July 30, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Michael Alewine
State Bar Court 180 Howard St., 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2017
michael.alewine@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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