The bill would also require the State Bar to provide offers of discounts and other benefits to active and inactive members, including, but not limited to, insurance and affinity programs and would specify how the revenues received from those programs are to be allocated.This bill would require the board of trustees to, at least once every 7 years, oversee an evaluation of the bar examination to determine if it properly tests for minimally needed competence for entry-level attorneys and to report on the results of the evaluation to the California Supreme Court and the Legislature, as specified.
Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other law, pursuant to Sections 6026..11, the State Bar is subject to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and, commencing April 1, 2016, the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
The State Bar shall award no contract for goods, services, or both, for an aggregate amount in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or for information technology goods, services, or both, for an aggregate amount in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), except pursuant to the standards established in Article 4 (commencing with Section 10335) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code and approval of the board of trustees.
The act requires the board of trustees to elect or select the president, vice president, and treasurer of the State Bar, as specified.
This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature that the board transition to a 13-member board, as specified.
An act to amend Sections 6001, 6008.6, 6011, 6013.1, 6013.3, 6013.5, 6015, 6016, 6019, 6021, 6022, 6026.7, 6029, 6031.5, 6054, 6060.2, 6070, 6086.5, 6140.9, 6144, 6144.1, 6145, and 6232 of, to add Sections 6008.7, 6046.8, 6069.5, 6140.02, 6140.56, and 6141.3 to, to add Article 3 (commencing with Section 6055) to Chapter 4 of Division 3 of, to add and repeal Section 6140 of, and to repeal Sections 6008.5, 6009.7, 6012, 6013.2, 6018, and 6026.5 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to attorneys.(1) The State Bar Act provides for the licensure and regulation of attorneys by the State Bar of California, a public corporation governed by a board of trustees comprised of appointed and elected members.