Proposed Revisions to the Guidelines and Minimum Standards for the Operation of Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs-request for public comment concerning proposed paragraphs 16 and 19.
The State Bar of California publishes "Guidelines and Minimum Standards for the Operation of Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs" ("Guidelines") for local bar association programs that offer mandatory fee arbitration for clients and attorneys to resolve disputes as to attorney's fees and costs. Currently, 44 such local bar programs exist in California. The Guidelines and Minimum Standards provide these local bar programs with standards for operating a mandatory fee arbitration program that comply with Business and Professions Code (Bus. & Prof. Code, §6200 et seq.).
Two amendments are proposed for public comment as summarized below.
State Bar Board Discipline Oversight Committee, March 4, 2010, Agenda Item #II.B
April 21, 2010
Jill Sperber, Director
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105