SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has announced a new rule of court to implement a recent statute that allows for out-of-state attorneys to appear at arbitrations in California.

The new rule, effective July 1, gives the State Bar of California the power to discipline out-of-staters for misconduct relating to appearances in the state. It also calls on the State Bar to maintain statistics and make periodic reports to the justices so they can evaluate the impact of the program.

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