The State Bar is in the midst of developing comprehensive amendments to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, which were last fully revised in 1987. Last month, the State Bar authorized a 90-day public comment period on 68 proposed amended and new rules, which are the result of 15 months of study by the State Bar's Second Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The project's anticipated completion date is March 31, 2017. By this date the entire package of rules must be adopted by the State Bar Board and submitted to the California Supreme Court for approval.
Check out this Time article here, quoting Beds as saying, “Becoming a judge is a lot like being gelded.”
And see Three Supreme Court Insiders From Outside theBeltway, which includes L.A.'s Peter Stris.