PLEASE NOTE: Publication for public comment is not, and shall not, be construed as a recommendation or approval by the Board of Governors of the materials published.
Proposed administrative amendments to the Admissions Rules.
In 2007, the Rules Regulating admission to Practice Law in California were revised and incorporated into the Rules of The State Bar of California, and titled: Title 4. Admissions and Educational Standards (Admissions Rules). Since the new version of the Admissions Rules was approved, it has been determined that several additional amendments are needed to ensure clarity regarding the intention of the rules and to accurately reflect current policies, procedures and needs. During its December 2010 meeting, the Committee of Bar Examiners (Committee) reviewed the proposed amendments and approved them in principle, subject to a public comment period and final approval by the Board of Governors. During its Jan. 7, 2011 meeting, the Board Committee on Regulation, Admissions and Discipline approved the circulation of the proposed amendments for a 45-day public comment period.
Attached are proposed amendments to the Admissions Rules. Many of the proposed amendments are self-explanatory; but to summarize:
Committee of Bar Examiners
March 28, 2011
The State Bar of California
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