The State Bar of California has submitted a request to the California Supreme Court asking the court to grant the authority to collect fees. This submission follows a letter from the court requesting this action, and is informed by the Supreme Court’s 1998 In re Attorney Discipline System decision.
As authorized by the Board of Trustees, the State Bar’s request provides several options the court can consider. The submission asks the court to rule by the end of November in order to allow the bar to issue fee statements beginning in early December, on the usual schedule.
“I’m confident that the request we submitted will provide the court with the information it needs to act on our request and look forward to its early positive response,” State Bar President David J. Pasternak said. “In the meantime, we are in the process of continuing important reforms to ensure the State Bar is doing the best possible job at public protection for all Californians.”
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