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Proposed Changes to Special Master Rules Regarding Eligibility Requirements: Rules of the State Bar, Title 7, Division 2, Rule 7.101
Pursuant to Penal Code section 1524, the State Bar of California is responsible for maintaining a list of attorneys qualified to serve as a "special master" to accompany peace officers in conducting searches for documentary evidence under the control of attorneys, physicians, psychotherapists and clergy members.
At its July 2014, meeting, the Member Oversight Committee authorized a 45-day public comment period for a proposed amendment to the Rules of the State Bar, Title 7, Division 2, Rule 7.101, pertaining to special master eligibility requirements. The current rule requires that to be qualified to serve as a special master, an attorney must not have been disciplined during the preceding five years. The proposal suggests increasing this time period to the preceding “10” years.
The agenda item and attachments linked below describe the proposed changes in detail.
Member Records & Compliance
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