Sarah Banola has been recommended and approved by the State Bar Board of Trustees to a serve a four-year term beginning September 2019 on the State Bar of California’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC).  COPRAC is a standing committee of the State Bar Board of Trustees and its primary charge is the development and issuance of advisory ethics opinions to assist attorneys in understanding their professional responsibilities under the California Rules of Professional Conduct.  Although not binding, the opinions have been cited in decisions of the Supreme Court, the State Bar Court Review Department, and the Courts of Appeal.  COPRAC also assists the State Bar Board of Trustees by studying and recommending amendments to the State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct and offering comments on proposed and amended statutes.  In addition, COPRAC drafts fee arbitration advisories providing guidance to fee arbitrators administering attorney-client fee disputes.