On March 11, 2010, the California State Bar will hold a hearing asking the public for their comments on revisions to a few of the Professional Rules of Conduct. The Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California are attorney conduct rules, the violation of which will subject an attorney to discipline. Pursuant to statute, rule amendment proposals may be formulated by the State Bar for submission to the Supreme Court of California for approval. The State Bar has assigned a special commission to conduct a thorough study of the rules and to recommend comprehensive amendments. If you are interested in speaking, or know someone who is, they can click here to complete the application to speak at the hearing. You must submit your request by March 8, 2010 to be considered for speaking at the hearing.
The following 12 rules or issues are being reviewed.
Rule 1.0.1 Terminology [1-100]
Rule 1.4.1 Insurance Disclosure [3-410]
Rule 1.11 Special Conflicts for Government Employees [N/A]
Rule 1.17 Sale of a Law Practice [2-300]
Rule 1.18 Duties to Prospective Client [N/A]
Rule 3.9 Non-adjudicative Proceedings [N/A]
Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others [N/A]
Rule 4.4 Respect for Rights of 3rd Persons [N/A]
Rule 6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Service [N/A]
Rule 6.2 Accepting Appointments [N/A]
Rule 6.5 Limited Legal Services Programs [1-650]
Rule 8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials [1-700]