Dean Zipser Selected Co-Vice-Chair of State Bar Attorney Rules Revision Commission

Dean Zipser has been named co-vice-chair of the recently formed California State Bar Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Justice Lee Edmon, Presiding Justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Three, will chair the 18-member commission to revise California’s ethical rules for attorneys. Jeffrey L. Bleich, a former California State Bar President who recently served as ambassador to Australia, is the other co-vice-chair.

According the State Bar press release: 

“The current rules have been in effect since 1987. A previous State Bar commission had proposed a new set of rules. However, last year the bar requested the recommendations be returned. The Supreme Court granted the request in September 2014 and called for the appointment of a new commission to finish the work by March 31, 2017. . . The commission’s proposed rules must undergo public comment, be adopted by the State Bar Board of Trustees and approved by the Supreme Court before they go into effect.”

Zipser is a recognized leader in the Orange County legal community, having served as President of the Orange County Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers-Orange County Chapter, and, most recently, as chairperson of the Orange County Bar’s Masters Division (serving those in practice 25 years or more). He continues to be chair and serve on a number of OCBA committees, and continues to serve on the boards of the Orange County chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Foundation, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, among others.