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

SUBJECT:

Request for Public Comment – Rules of the State Bar, Title 7, Division 2, Special Masters

BACKGROUND:

State Bar rules have been undergoing revision since 2005. The revised Rules of the State Bar are organized into a single structure, observe common stylistic conventions, and use clear and simple language.

At its Nov. 14, 2013, meeting, the Member Oversight Committee authorized that proposed revisions to the rules for attorneys listed by the State Bar as eligible for special master appointment be released for a 45-day public comment period. These rules are among the last sets of rules to be incorporated into the new structure. The proposals make no substantive changes to the existing rules.

DISCUSSION/PROPOSAL:

The agenda item and attachments linked below describe the proposed changes in detail.  

If ultimately adopted by the Board of Trustees, the current special masters rules in Title 7, Division 2 of the Rules of the State Bar would be repealed and replaced by the proposed rules.

ANY KNOWN FISCAL/PERSONNEL IMPACT:

None

ATTACHMENTS:

Agenda Item
Board Committee on Member Oversight – Nov. 14, 2013 – Proposed Revisions to Special Master Rules
Attachment A
Proposed revised State Bar rules 7.100 – 7.105 for attorneys listed by the State Bar as eligible for special master appointment
Attachment B
Current State Bar of California Special Master Program Rules and Regulations

SOURCE:

Board Committee on Member Oversight

DEADLINE:

Jan. 20, 2014

DIRECT COMMENTS TO:

Dina DiLoreto
Member Records & Compliance
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
E-mail: dina.diloreto@calbar.ca.gov