Governance in the Public Interest Task Force

In 2011, Business and Professions Code section 6001.2 required the creation of a Governance in the Public Interest Task Force, charged with improving the public protection function of the State Bar. Appointed by the President of the State Bar, the task force was made up of seven lawyer and three public members of the board. It also included five ex-officio members. On May 11, 2011, the task force submitted its report to the Supreme Court, the governor and the Senate and Assembly Judiciary committees "containing recommendations for enhancing the protection of the public and ensuring that protection of the public is the highest priority in the licensing, regulation, and discipline of attorneys.” After that, a report is required every three years.

In 2012, Business and Professions Code section 6002.1 was repealed and a new provision enacted, effective in 2013, restructuring the Governance in Pulbic Interest Task Force.  As reconstituted, the task force was to be charged with submitting by May 15, 2014, and every three years after that, a report to the Supreme Court, the Governor, and the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary that includes its recommendations for enhancing the protection of the public and ensuring that protection of the public is the highest priority in the licensing, regulation, and discipline of attorneys. In addition, it was charged with making suggestions to the board of trustees regarding possible additions to, or revisions of, the strategic plan and suggestions on other issues as the Legislature may request from time to time.These functions have been assumed by the Board Committee on Planning, Program Development and Budget and the Board of Trustees.

Report to the Legislature

Final Governance in the Public Interest Task Force Report

List of Materials

A list of all materials, including notices and agendas, submitted to and presented at meetings of the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force. For more information, contact Amy Anderson at amy.anderson@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2539.

Members

State Bar President Bill Hebert appointed seven lawyer and three public members of the board as well as five ex-officio members to the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force.

For Board, Board Committee and Board Task Force agenda materials prior to Aug. 1, 2011, please contact Teri Greenman at 415-538-2454, or teri.greenman@calbar.ca.gov.)

Reports

April 13, 2011
March 25, 2011
Jan. 27, 2011
Dec. 3, 2010
Nov. 9, 2010
Oct. 6, 2010

Notices and Agendas

May 5, 2011
April 13, 2011
March 25, 2011
Feb. 8, 2011
Dec. 3, 2010
Nov. 9, 2010
Oct. 6, 2010

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News

Daily Journal, June 3, 2011 (requires subscription)
The Recorder, June 2, 2011

California Bar Journal, April 2011
Daily Journal, March 4, 2011 (requires subscription)
Metropolitan News-Enterprise, March 3, 2011
California Bar Journal, March 2011
Daily Journal, Feb. 10, 2011 (requires subscription)
Daily Journal, Feb. 2, 2011 (requires subscription)
California Bar Journal, February 2011
Metropolitan News-Enterprise, Jan. 21, 2011
California Bar Journal, December 2010

Daily Journal, Nov. 11, 2010 (requires subscription)

California Bar Journal, November 2010