Task Force submits State Bar governance recommendations Friday, June 16, 2017 Categories: Top Headlines The 2017 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force submitted a report to the governor, the Legislature and the California Supreme Court May 15 outlining recommendations for improvements to the State Bar. Among its recommendations: Adoption of a new mission statement to define the State Bar's public protection responsibilities. Elimination of Board of Trustee elections and renaming the board leadership positions as chair and vice chair, with appointment by the Supreme Court. Further study of the State Bar's sub-entities to reduce the oversight workload for the board and create a stronger organizational structure. Review other State Bar reports.