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Fee arbitration

Proposed revisions to the Rules of Procedure for Fee Arbitrations and Enforcement of Awards would improve consistency in language, comport with applicable Model Rules of Procedure, clarify existing State Bar policy or create new policy and reflect developments in the law.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation
DEADLINE: February 14, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2023
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Moral character

Proposed amendment to the Rules of Procedure regarding the scope of hearings in moral character proceedings in State Bar Court and the length of the investigation and discovery periods in those proceedings.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: February 20, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel Berrio
Office of the Chief Trial Counsel 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2541
415-538-2214 fax
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Permanent disbarment

Proposed amendments to the California Rules of Court would permit permanent disbarment under certain conditions, require a disbarred or resigned attorney to wait seven years before applying for reinstatement and would require applicants for reinstatement to take and pass the attorneys’ bar exam.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: March 14, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Itzel Berrio
Office of the Chief Trial Counsel 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2541
415-538-2214 fax
itzel.berrio@calbar.ca.gov

Foreign legal consultants

Proposed revision to the Registered Foreign Legal Consultant Rules and Regulations would reflect a statutory change made last year permitting RFLCs to participate in the Client Security Fund.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: February 14, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Robert McPhail
Office of Certification 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2135
415-538-2180 fax
robert.mcphail@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Member records

Proposed policy for optional expungement of a suspension for nonpayment of membership fees form an attorney’s membership record. The expungement would be permitted in four very narrow circumstances.

SOURCE: Board Committees on Member Oversight and Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: March 16, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Robert McPhail
Office of Certification 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
415-538-2135
415-538-2180 fax
robert.mcphail@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


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