Four more CCBA-sponsored bills have been signed into law by Governor Brown since the last posting. The four are:
AB 267 (Chau) - Creates a privilege in the law for communications between a prospective client and a lawyer referral service (LRS) certified by the State Bar of California, similar to the existing attorney-client privilege. The privilege would extend to confidential communications between the client and the LRS, and would protect those communications from discovery or revelation in the same manner and to essentially the same extent as confidential communications between attorney and client. CCBA Resolution 08-02-2012, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Bar Association and developed by CCCBA delegate Stephen Steinberg.
nd obtain the court’s approval. Protects the integrity of the probate system by helping to assure that an improperly motivated personal representative cannot use estate funds to finance proceedings for his or her own benefit, and preventing these heirship proceedings from becoming adversary proceedings that deplete estate funds. The bill is based on Resolution 01-04-2011 out of BASF.