The public and attorneys have an opportunity to submit written comments about policy issues before the Board of Trustees. These issues may include proposals such as amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct and ethics opinions. Comments may be directed to the address listed on each proposal.
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The State Bar seeks public comment on proposed rule changes addressing the process for seeking and obtaining testing accommodations for the California Bar Exam or the First-Year Law Students’ Exam.
Board of Trustees
January 31, 2023
Comments should be submitted using this online Public Comment Form.
The State Bar seeks public comment on amendments related to Moral Character.
The State Bar seeks public comment on proposed changes to the rules for the Law Office Study Program to streamline, modernize, and improve the program, and eliminate unnecessary barriers to participation.
January 31, 2023
The State Bar seeks public comment on proposed revisions to State Bar rules regarding the PTLS program to increase eligibility and decrease barriers to participation.
The State Bar seeks public comment on Proposed New Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3 addressing a lawyer's duty to report the misconduct of another lawyer.
Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
February 17, 2023
The State Bar seeks comment on recommended changes to Rules of the State Bar governing funds administered by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission to support free civil legal services to indigent persons in California.
March 1, 2023
The State Bar seeks public comment on amendments to California Rule of Court 9.7. The amendments would require most attorneys to submit a one-time declaration to the State Bar affirming that they will conduct themselves with civility and require all attorneys to complete a civility pledge on an annual basis.
The State Bar seeks public comment on amendments to California Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2 and 8.4 and on a new rule, 8.4.2.
The changes would increase the MCLE competency requirement, add requirements on technology in law practice and civility, and allow credit for certain activities. The proposed changes would not increase the total hours required under MCLE rules.