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Resignation from the bar

Proposed new rule 323 of the Rules of Procedure will delegate to the State Bar Court review department the board of governors' authority to recommend to the Supreme Court whether to accept a member's resignation. The rule also will give the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel the opportunity to present evidence relevant to the recommendation.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline
DEADLINE: February 16, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Doug Hull
State Bar Court 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

Proposed Public Comment

Board meetings, records

Proposed revision to the Rules Governing Open Meetings, Closed Sessions and Records of the Board of Governors would allow meeting notices and agendas to be e-mailed and would permit electronic polling of the board.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Operations
DEADLINE: February 16, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2321 fax

Proposed Public Comment

MCLE rules

Revised MCLE rules would include a provision to bill a member at the inactive rate if enrolled involuntarily inactive for MCLE noncompliance. Another provision would include mental illness as an option for the one hour of CLE now required for substance abuse that impacts an attorney’s professional life.

SOURCE: Board Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: February 26, 2006 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Robert McPhail
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639

415-538-2576 fax

Proposed Public Comment

Ethics opinion

Proposed ethics opinion considers whether an attorney is ethically obligated, upon termination of employment, to release to a client the electronic version of a variety of documents. The opinion interprets California Rule of Professional Conduct 3-700(D) and Business and Professions Code §6068(e)(1).

SOURCE: Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
DEADLINE: April 11, 2006 05:00 PM
Office of Professional Competence, Planning and Development 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2171 fax

Proposed Public Comment

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