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Public Comment

Fee arbitration

Proposed Revisions to the State Bar’s Model Rules of Procedure for Fee Arbitrations would, among other things, include an option to request arbitrator amendment of award, define lay arbitrator and expand the definition of trial to include private arbitration following non-binding fee arbitration.

Professional conduct rules

Proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct are the sixth group of proposed rules developed by the State Bar’s Special Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Among other things, the rules cover Duties to Prospective Client, Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service, Purchase and Sale of a Law Practice and Disclosure of Professional Liability Insurance.