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New section rules

Proposed revisions to rules governing State Bar sections.

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: April 25, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Pat Bermudez
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2270
415-538-2321 fax
pat.bermudez@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


CYLA governance

Five proposed changes to the California Young Lawyers governance structure would change the elected board to an entity appointed by the board of governors.

SOURCE: Committee on Stakeholder Relations
DEADLINE: April 26, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Carol Madeja
1149 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-765-1329
213-765-1705 fax
carol.madeja@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Admission rules

Proposed revisions to the Rules Governing Admission to Practice Law in California are part of an ongoing effort to update the rules. Only a few substantive changes are included

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: April 25, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saida Salfiti
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2184
415-538-2304 fax
admsf@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Law school accreditation

Proposed revisions to the Rules Governing the Accreditation of Law Schools in California would provide for provisional accreditation, eliminate one visit during the accreditation process and establish a probation process.

SOURCE: Committee of Bar Examiners
DEADLINE: April 25, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Saida Salfiti
Office of Admissions 180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2184
415-538-2304 fax
admsf@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Fee arbitration

Proposed revisions to the State Bar’s Model Rules of Procedure for Fee Arbitrations would clarify the right to correct, vacate or confirm an arbitration award; prohibit transcripts and recordings of arbitrations; and more clearly explain the arbitrator’s statutory authority for the contents of the award.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions & Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: May 9, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2023
415-538-2335 fax
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Fee arb form

Proposed revisions to Notice of Your Rights After Fee Arbitration form would add a warning about deadlines, set forth the specific grounds for vacating an arbitration award and add sections that address trials de novo.

SOURCE: Committee on Regulation, Admissions & Discipline Oversight
DEADLINE: May 9, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Jill Sperber
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2023
415-538-2335 fax
jill.sperber@calbar.ca.gov

Proposed Public Comment


Professional conduct rules

Proposed amendments to 13 Rules of Professional Conduct, including fees for legal services, conflicts of interest, business transactions with a client and communication with a person represented by counsel.

SOURCE: Special Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct
DEADLINE: June 6, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Audrey Hollins
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-538-2167
415-538-2171 fax

Proposed Public Comment


Membership list policy

Proposed revisions to the membership list policy eliminate commercial MCLE providers from the MLP, provide State Bar-sponsored programs with two no-cost lists in return for targeted and coordinated mailings, and reduce the minimum costs associated with obtaining an electronic list.

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight

DEADLINE: June 9

CONTACT: Kathy Crabe, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105; 415-538-2180 (fax)

SOURCE: Committee on Member Oversight
DEADLINE: June 9, 2008 05:00 PM
CONTACT: Kathy Crabe
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-538-2180 fax

Proposed Public Comment


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