In addition to the Rules of the State Bar, other legal authority applies to the State Bar of California and its members. Publication 250 is a selective compilation of that authority. It includes the judicial article of the California Constitution (Article VI), California Rules of Court, the sections of the Business & Professions Code known as the State Bar Act, and other statutes.
Publication 250 is updated annually and available by mail for $20. It may also be purchased at the San Francisco or Los Angeles offices of the State Bar for $15. Ordering information is available at 415-538-2148. The contents of Publication 250 is also online free of charge via the links below.
The Amazon Kindle e-Reader version of the Publication 250 can be purchased at Amazon.com for $6.99, a significant discount from the price of the hardcopy book. The e-Reader version of the rule book is compatible with the Kindle Reader App, a free e-Reader application available for iPads, iPhones, Blackberry phones, Android phones, Macs and PC laptops. By using the e-Reader version of the book, it offers several useful features including a search function, bookmarking, highlighting and annotating. In addition, once downloaded to a tablet, smart phone or other compatible device, the book can be accessed at any time, even without an Internet or cellular data signal.