California State Bar Assn Looking for Public Comments to Ethics Rules Amendments

The California State Bar assn has sixty-eight proposed new and amended rules.  It is looking for comments from the “public,” presumably us.  The proposed Rules including the changes and amendments can be found here.  Its worth looking this over.

It’s worth remembering that there are also lots of rules in the California Business & Professions Code.  The relevant sections are below.

CHAPTER 4.  ATTORNEYS
     Article 1.  General Provisions ............................... 6000-6009.7
     Article 2.  Administration ..................................... 6010-6034
     Article 2.5.  Conflicts of Interest ............................ 6035-6038
     Article 3.  Committees of the State Bar ........................ 6040-6054
     Article 4.  Admission to the Practice of Law ................... 6060-6069
     Article 4.5.  Mandatory Continuing Legal Education ............. 6070-6071
     Article 4.7.  Contracts For Legal Services ........................   6072
     Article 4.8.  Pro Bono Services ...................................   6073
     Article 5.  Disciplinary Authority of the Board of Governors ... 6075-6088
     Article 5.5.  Miscellaneous Disciplinary Provisions .......... 6090-6095.1
     Article 6.  Disciplinary Authority of the Courts ............... 6100-6117
     Article 7.  Unlawful Practice of Law ........................... 6125-6133
     Article 8.  Revenue ............................................ 6140-6145
     Article 8.5.  Fee Agreements ................................. 6146-6149.5
     Article 9.  Unlawful Solicitation .............................. 6150-6156
     Article 9.5.  Legal Advertising .............................. 6157-6159.2
     Article 9.6.  Legal Aid Organizations ..................... 6159.5-6159.53
     Article 10.  Law Corporations .................................. 6160-6172
     Article 10.2.  Limited Liability Partnerships ................ 6174-6174.5
     Article 10.5.  Provision of Financial Services by Lawyers ...... 6175-6177
     Article 11.  Cessation of Law Practice--Jurisdiction of Courts   6180-6185
     Article 12.  Incapacity to Attend to Law
                  Practice--Jurisdiction of Courts ................ 6190-6190.6
     Article 13.  Arbitration of Attorney's Fees .................... 6200-6206
     Article 14.  Funds for the Provision of Legal Services to
                  Indigent Persons .................................. 6210-6228
     Article 15.  Attorney Diversion and Assistance Act ............. 6230-6238
     Article 16.  Attorneys Providing Immigration Reform Act Services 6240-6243

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