State Bar

Legislation

State bills regarding legal services

 

AB 1060 - Attorneys: annual license fees: free legal services
DRC Support

This bill would require each state bar licensee to pay a mandatory $40 fee along with the annual license fee which would be dedicated to funding legal aid organizations throughout California. Disability Rights California is one of the legal aid organizations that would share in the distribution.

AB 1060 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1060 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 544 - Attorneys
DRC Support

This bill as proposed to be amended would prohibit the State Bar or members of the examining committee, in reviewing whether an applicant is of good moral character, from reviewing the person’s medical records relating to mental health unless the records are public records, the applicant consents, or the applicant uses the record to demonstrate that the applicant is of good moral character as a mitigating factor to explain specific acts of misconduct.

SB 544 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 544 Position Letter (rtf)