IS THERE A LAWYER IN THE HOUSE?
Lawyers of all philosophies are running.
The OSB's government relations staff notes that lawyers generally
make excellent legislators 'because of their court and
governmental experiences, legal knowledge and broad-based
analytical abilities.' The bar's public affairs director,
Bob Oleson, also points out: 'An influx of lawyers may
also help the judicial branch of government get better treatment
within the state budget.'
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The suit argues that practicing lawyers should
be exempt from issuing recently mandated privacy notices to
clients because the Code of Professional Responsibility provides
far more protections for consumers of legal services. 'Lawyers
are already subject to strict ethical rules … requiring
us to keep client confidences and secrets. It is bureaucratic,
unnecessary and inefficient to require that we send out so-called
'privacy notices' as well,' said NYSBA President Steven
CALIFORNIA BAR DIVORCE?
In April a California State Bar task force unanimously recommended that the bar's board of governors authorize the bar's conference of delegates to reconstitute itself as a separate non-profit entity. Representatives of both groups were reportedly pleased with the step, which will most likely lead to a 'divorce' between the two organizations by next fall.
The conference will incorporate
as a non-profit professional or trade association with the
ability to lobby without limit. The conference has come under
fire from lawyers, legislators, the governor and even the
U.S. Supreme Court - in the Keller v. State Bar of California
decision, which prohibits use of member dues for political
lobbying - for taking positions considered too liberal. Conversely,
the delegates have chafed at the limitations placed on their
freedom of speech.