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Active status

Proposed revisions to Rules and Regulations of the State Bar would clarify the active membership status requirement for members who serve as ADR neutrals, and would authorize a discretionary waiver of outstanding membership fees owed by former judges who have not advised the bar of their active or inactive status, on condition of payment.

SOURCE: Board committees on Planning, Program Development and Budget, and Member Oversight
DEADLINE: April 28, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Robert McPhail
Office of Certification 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2135
415-538-2180 fax
robert.mcphail@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Lawyer referral services

Proposed revisions to the State Bar Rules and Regulations pertaining to lawyer referral services would make technical revisions in the use of terminology and substantive changes to streamline the title, modify the ways by which clients may complain, amend the fee arbitration provision, establish general panel standards for participation and authorize the board of governors to make an investigation public.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 10, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Robert McPhail
Office of Certification 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2135
415-538-2180 fax
robert.mcphail@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Indigent defense guidelines

Proposed State Bar guidelines on indigent defense services delivery systems focus on standards common to all systems, with applicable distinctions noted. The guidelines have not been updated since 1990.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Communications and Bar Relations
DEADLINE: June 29, 2005 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Sharon Ngim
Office of Legal Services, Access & Fairness Programs Office of Certification 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2267
415-538-2552 fax
sharon.ngim@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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