Alameda County
Bar Association

Public Hearing Notice from the State Bar 
The State Bar of California’s Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed new or amended Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California which are currently circulating for public comment. The public comment period ends on September 27, 2016. The Rules are approved by the Supreme Court, the violation of which will subject an attorney to discipline (see Bus. & Prof. Code, § 6076, § 6077). The Commission has been assigned to evaluate the existing California Rules in light of developments in the attorney professional responsibility field since the last comprehensive revision of the rules occurred in 1989.
The Commission’s public hearing panel members will be present at both locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  For those who cannot appear at either location, a teleconference option can be accessed by calling: 1-855-520-7605, and entering the conference code: 253-541-0212#.
The deadline for advance hearing registration is Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm.  Advance registration is recommended but not required. A printable version of the registration form is also available and may be submitted via email or fax.