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Public Comment

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 sample fee agreement forms, changes to the California Board of Legal Specialization, and ethics opinions.  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.      Revisions to Sample Fee Agreement Forms

Read More: The State Bar is seeking public comment on revisions to the Sample Fee Agreement Forms

Source:  Regulation and Discipline Committee
Deadline:  May 1, 2019

2. Proposed Changes to the Responsibilities of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS)

Read More: The State Bar is seeking public comment on a proposal to revise the Legal Specialization rules to reduce the size of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) from 15 to seven members, remove reference to advisory commissions, update the rules to reflect that the meetings must conform to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, and transfer certain responsibilities to State Bar staff.

Source:  Board of Trustees
Deadline:  May 2, 2019

3. Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 12-0003 (Attorney Directory and Rating Websites)

Read More: The State Bar seeks public comment on Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 12-0003 (Attorney Directory and Rating Websites).

Source:  State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
Deadline:  May 14, 2019

4.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

Check The State Bar website for the current items posted for public comment. 
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/About-Us/Our-Mission/Protecting-the-Public/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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