The California Law Revision Commission's Mediation confidentiality study is completed after four years. Once the CLRC issues its final draft next month, it is on its way Sacramento. The proposed new exception would apply in the following types of cases: (A) A disciplinary proceeding against the lawyer under the State Bar Act, Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 6000) of the Business and Professions Code, or a rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the State Bar Act. (B) A cause of action for damages against the lawyer based upon alleged malpractice. (C) A dispute between the lawyer and client concerning fees, costs, or both, including, but not limited to, a proceeding under Article 13 (commencing with Section 6200) of Chapter 4 of the Business and Professions Code.
In 2011, Moreno drafted the resolution that eventually sent the mediation confidentiality issue (ACR 98) to the California Law Revision Commission: the Legislature directed the Commission to analyze "the relationship under current law between mediation confidentiality and attorney malpractice and other misconduct, and the purposes for, and impact of, those laws on public protection, professional ethics, attorney discipline, client rights, the willingness of parties to participate in voluntary and mandatory mediation, as well as any other issues the commission deems relevant."
Beverly Hills Bar Association Honors Moreno with
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN 2009
BOARD OF GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE
Beverly Hills Bar Association Board of Govenor Awards Moreno with Award for Distinguished and Outstanding Service.
Moreno drafted the resolution that eventually amended CCP 1161.2 to give Notice to lawyer referral services in an Unlawful detainer action. CCP 1161.2 was amended to read an alternative to the county bar association, the name and telephone number of any nonprofit bar association within the county that is duly authorized by the State Bar as a lawyer referral provider.