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Fee arbitration

Proposed revision to rule 15.2 of the State Bar Fee Arbitration Rules relating to fee waiver requests for relief from paying the filing fee to initiate a fee arbitration with the State Bar will remove the provision stating that fee waivers shall not be granted to business entities, including partnerships and corporations

SOURCE: Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration
DEADLINE: November 22, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2335 fax

Proposed Public Comment

Stipulation forms

Proposed modifications to State Bar Court stipulation forms are either technical or minor in nature, involving format changes, minor additions or implementation of appropriate title changes.

SOURCE: State Bar Court executive committee
DEADLINE: November 29, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Michael Alewine
State Bar Court, 180 Howard St., 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2040 fax

Proposed Public Comment

Discipline cost recovery

Proposals to improve cost recovery in disciplinary matters include: (1) statutory change to authorize collection of attorney fees as part of disciplinary costs and include attorney fees as an element of the current cost formula; (2) statutory change to require payment of disciplinary costs for involuntary inactive proceedings; (3) statutory change to authorize a speedier cost collection procedure; (4) a proposal to increase the filing fee in reinstatement proceedings from $900 to $2,000; and (5) a proposal to require out-of-state applicants for reinstatement to come to California for their depositions

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation and Discipline
DEADLINE: December 10, 2004 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Donald Steedman
Office of Chief Trial Counsel 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2220 fax

Proposed Public Comment

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