How to Use This Index
HOW TO USE THIS INDEX
SUBJECT LISTINGS AND HEADINGSThe subject listings in this index were adapted, with the permission of the American Bar Foundation, from the 1980 Supplement to Digest of BarAssociation Ethics Opinions edited by Olavi Maru. Therefore, the listings in this index are compatible with and cumulative to the listings in AmericanBar Association professional responsibility materials, which should be consulted for the views of other jurisdictions. If there are no California citationsor entries under a primary heading, the entry has been retained so that you may consult ABA Digests for authority in other states.The index contains primary subject listings which are alphabetically arranged. Cross references immediately following the listing refer you to thesubject or subjects where citations and other information are to be found. In the interest of providing comprehensive coverage of a subject oranalogous or related topics, many subject listings have more than one cross-reference. Primary listings are printed in capital letters, in darker print,followed by sub-headings, citations and cross references, as shown in the example below:Primary heading:
Cross reference: [See Fee arbitration.]Subheading: Agreement with client to arbitrate any malpractice claim by clientCitation to subheading: CAL 1977-47Next subheading: ArbitratorSub-subheading: appointment of law office associate asSecondary sub-subheading: -by attorney representing claimant in same proceedingCitation to preceding subheadings: LA 302 (1968)CITATIONSThe intent of this index is to provide, in one location, a comprehensive research guide to California authorities relating to professional responsibilitiesof members of the legal profession and related topics.
** SPECIAL NOTE **:
--CASES PRECEDED BY AN ASTERISK (*) SHOULD BE CAREFULLY SHEPARDIZED, AS THEY ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW (AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF THIS COMPENDIUM UPDATE), OR HAVE BEEN OVERRULED OR DISAPPROVED EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART BY THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA.--CASES PRECEDED BY A CROSS SYMBOL (+) ARE STATE BAR COURT REVIEW DEPARTMENT DECISIONS WHICH ARE EITHER TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY DEPUBLISHED DUE TO A PETITION FOR REVIEW BY THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT. (SEE RULE 310, RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR STATE BAR COURT PROCEEDINGS (EFF. JANUARY 1, 1995).) PLEASE CHECK THE STATUS OF THE DECISION BEFORE CITING THE CASE AS AUTHORITY. (SEE "HOW TO USE" AND "TABLE OF CASES AND SUBSEQUENT HISTORY" SECTIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE BAR COURT REPORTER.)
OPINIONS AND OTHER AUTHORITIES:
Authorities under each subject heading are listed in the following order of priority:JURISDICTION LEVEL OF COURT ORDERCalifornia: Selected statutes In numerical order.Rules of Professional Conduct In numerical order.Selected California Attorney Most recent opinions first, descending chronologically to oldest cases.General OpinionsFederal: United States Supreme Court Most recent cases first, descending chronologically to oldest cases.U.S. District Court of Appeals Most recent cases first, descending chronologically to oldest cases.Ninth CircuitU.S. District Courts within Most recent cases first, descending chronologically to oldest cases.CaliforniaCalifornia: Supreme Court of California Most recent cases first, descending chronologically to oldest cases.Court of Appeal Cases Most recent cases first, descending chronologically to oldest cases.Other Selected Rules In numerical order.