Proposed Revisions to the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure for Fee Arbitrations
In March 2010, the Board of Governors approved revisions to the State Bar’s Model Rules of Procedure for Fee Arbitrations. California’s 45 local bar fee arbitration programs are encouraged, though not required, to adopt the Model Rules to ensure that programs are in compliance with State Bar’s Guidelines and Minimum Standards for the Operation of Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs (“Minimum Standards”) and the law.
At the request of the State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory Fee,Arbitration (“MFA Committee”), the Board’s Discipline Oversight Committee (“DOC”) released the proposed revisions to the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure for its own fee arbitration program for public comment for a period of 30 days.
Suggested revisions to the State Bar’s Rules of Procedure, adopting already approved Model Rules changes, would:
State Bar Board Discipline Oversight Committee (DOC)
June 15, 2010
Jill Sperber, Director
The State Bar of California
Office of Mandatory Fee Arbitration
180 Howard St., 6th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94105