California Supreme Court

California Supreme Court Amends Rules of Court Related to State Bar of California

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday approved two changes to California Rules of Court and rejected two others proposed by the State Bar of California.

The court approved, with modifications, a proposal by the State Bar to amend the California Rules of Court, rule 9.9. The newly amended rule will now align with a State Bar rule requiring attorneys to register with the State Bar with information about their practice areas, websites, the number of attorneys at their law firm/agency, whether they have had discipline imposed by another jurisdiction, and other information.

The court also approved the State Bar’s request to add new rule 9.32, requiring all newly licensed attorneys to take the State Bar’s 10-hour New Attorney Training program within one year of receiving their license.

These changes will become effective on Jan. 1, 2024.

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