The State Bar seeks public comment on Proposed Arbitration Advisory Interim No. 2020-0XB (Handling Disputes Regarding Costs and Expenses).
Deadline: February 22, 2021
Comments should be submitted using the online Public Comment Form. The online form allows you to input your comments directly and can also be used to upload your comment letter and/or other attachments.
The State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) is charged with the task of issuing arbitration advisories providing guidance to fee arbitrators administering attorney-client fee disputes under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. In accordance with State Bar policy and procedure, the Committee shall publish proposed arbitration advisories for public comment. (See, State Bar Board of Trustee Resolutions September 2018 and January 2020; see also, Board of Trustee Resolutions July 1979, December 2004, and November 2016.)
Proposed Arbitration Advisory Interim No. 2020 0XB is intended to summarize existing law and to provide guidance to MFA arbitrators on disputes over costs and expenses that may arise from time to time in connection with MFA arbitrations.
At its October 23, 2020, meeting and in accordance with its Rules of Procedure, COPRAC tentatively approved Proposed Arbitration Advisory Interim No. 2020-0XB for a 90-day public comment distribution.
State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
February 22, 2021