State Bar of California Proceeds with Recommendations from the Committee on Special Discipline Case Audit for the Development of a California Trust Account Program

By Ian Ross On November 19, 2021, the State Bar of California’s Committee on Special Discipline Case Audit (Committee) submitted its Report to the Board of Trustees, recommending that the Board establish a Client Trust Account Protection Program (CTAPP) to Continue reading

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Seeks Public Input on Draft Regulations Impacting Escrow Companies

By Alexandra Loyo On November 4, 2021, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) noticed and held a public hearing for comments on modifications to the proposed rulemaking PRO 13/13, which would amend sections 1711.1 through 1741.7, Title 10 Continue reading

BPPE Proposes Alternative Fee Plan to Recuperate Operating Costs

By Mackenzie McCoy The Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) is in a difficult financial position. With the bureau’s operating budget continuing to be slashed, a majority of the Bureau’s funding comes from the annual fees paid by the post-secondary Continue reading

State Bar’s Annual Fee Bill Would Pave the Way for Improving Attorney Misconduct Standards

By Andrea Lavelle   SB 211 (Umberg), as amended September 2, 2021, is the State Bar’s annual “fee bill.” This bill would amend sections 6140 and 6141 of the Business and Professions Code to authorize the Bar to assess 2022 Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Proposes Fee Increases for Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians

By Jordan Bourque On September 25, 2020, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published notice of its intent to amend sections 2070 and 2071 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, to increase certain fees associated with veterinarian and Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Submits Progress Report to the Legislature Regarding Implementation of its Comprehensive Continuing Education Plan

By Shana Sobel On January 1, 2020, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN or Board) submitted its progress report to the legislature on the Implementation of the Comprehensive Continuing Education Plan for Approving and Disapproving Continuing Education Opportunities. BRN submitted Continue reading

Office of Administrative Law Approves Veterinary Medical Board’s Emergency Fee Increase

By Christine Lambert On January 17, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved California’s Veterinary Medical Board’s (VMB) proposed emergency rulemaking to amend sections 2070 and 2071, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to increase licensing Continue reading