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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 include formal opinions regarding ethical obligations when departing firm and advising a cannabis business; and rules of procedures setting forth guidelines for imposition and collection of monetary sanctions, appointment and authority, and file release and retention duties.  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.

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: October 17, 2019

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No.17-0001 (Advising a Cannabis Business)

Read More: The State Bar seeks public comment on Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 17-0001 (Advising a Cannabis Business)

Source: State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct

Deadline: October 18, 2019

Proposed State Bar Rule of Procedure Setting Forth Guidelines for the Imposition and Collection of Monetary Sanctions
Amendment to Rule of Procedure 2201 (Appointment and Authority)
Proposed Amended California Rules of Professional Conduct Regarding File Release and Retention Duties

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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