Rule 5-110 (Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor) has been amended by order of the California Supreme Court, effective Nov. 2, 2017. Paragraph (D) and related Discussion paragraphs  and , which pertains to disclosure obligations of prosecutors regarding exculpatory evidence or information, were added. (Read the Court order.) For more information, see the State Bar's News Release November 2, 2017.
The Board of Trustees adopted proposed new and amended Rules of Professional Conducts at its November 17, 2016 and March 9, 2017 meetings. On March 30, 2017, the State Bar submitted the proposed rules to the California Supreme Court. Below is a link to the online docket posting at the California Courts website:
There is an option to sign-up for automatic e-mail notifications concerning this matter at the bottom of the docket posting page.
Please note that rule amendments adopted by the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California do not become operative unless and until they are approved by the Supreme Court. We are not aware of any deadline for the Court to act on the State Bar's request.
Please visit the 2014 Commission's Proposed Rules page for more information on the proposed currently under review by the Supreme Court.
The Board of Trustees adopted a revised Rule of Professional Conduct 5-110 at its July 13, 2017 meeting. This revised rule includes a new paragraph (D) and related discussion paragraphs concerning pretrial disclosure obligations which were not previously approved by the Supreme Court.