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The public and attorneys have an opportunity to submit written comments about policy issues before the Board of Trustees. These issues may include proposals such as revisions to the State Bar of California Model Rules of Procedure regarding arbitrator compensation and formal opinions regarding ethical obligations when departing a firm and ancillary business.  Comments may be directed to the address listed on each proposal.

The following items are the latest posted for public comment – click on the links to learn more:

Note: each item below links to a full description of the public comment information.

1.     Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 13-0003 (Ethical Obligations When Departing Firm)

Read more: The State Bar seeks public comment on Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 13-0003 (Ethical Obligations When Departing Firm).

Source: State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
Deadline: June 17, 2019

2.     Proposed Changes to State Bar of California Model Rules of Procedure Rule 38.1 and State Bar Rule 3.536(E), Regarding Arbitrator Compensation

Read More: The State Bar is seeking public comment on Proposed Changes to State Bar of California Model Rules of Procedure Rule 38.1 and State Bar Rule 3.536(E), Regarding Arbitrator Compensation

Source: Regulation and Discipline Committee
Deadline:  July 8, 2019

3.     Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 16-0003 (Ancillary Business) 

Read More: The State Bar is seeking public comment on Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 16-0003 (Ancillary Business)

Source: State Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
Deadline: August 30, 2019

Check The State Bar website for the current items posted for public comment.

If you feel that the LPMT Executive Committee should submit comments on behalf of the LPMT Section members to a particular item out for public comment, please contact Amy Williams, Chair of the Rules Subcommittee at aawlaw@earthlink.net.

PLEASE NOTE:  Publication for public comment is not, and shall not, be construed as a recommendation or approval by The State Bar Board of Trustees of the materials published

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