The State Bar seeks comment on a Conflict of Interest Code for State Bar officers, employees and consultants.
Deadline: Jan. 22, 2018
State Bar of California’s Conflict of Interest Code for Designated Employees, Propose Revisions
Background: The Political Reform Act, Government Code § 81000 et seq. (PRA), requires that the State Bar, like other state and local government agencies, adopt a Conflict of Interest Code (Code) for officers, employees and consultants, who, during the course of their work for the agency, make or participate in making decisions that may have a material impact on the interests defined in the Code.
The Code includes a list of Designated Employee positions that are subject to the Code (Appendix A of the Code, Designated Employees); these Designated Employees must report particular personal financial interests, because they make or participate in making decisions that are likely to have an impact on those financial interests. The Code also includes a list of categories in which Designated Employees must disclose interests in compliance with the Code (Appendix B of the Code, Disclosure Categories); these categories define the subject matter areas in which the Designated Employees are authorized to make decisions which could potentially be influenced by their own financial interests.
The State Bar is also subject to the conflict of interest standards mandated by Business and Professions Code § 6035-6038. These sections conform to the definitions specified in Government Code § 87103.
At its Dec. 1 2017 meeting, the Board of Trustees authorized a 45-day public comment period for the State Bar’s Conflict of Interest Code and List of Designated Employees. The agenda item and attachments linked below described the proposal in detail.
Agenda Item, State Bar of California’s Conflict of Interest Code for Designated Employees, Proposed Revisions to List of Designated Employees – Request for Public Comment
Attachment: Conflict of Interest Code
Appendix A: List of Designated Employees
Appendix B: List of Disclosure Categories
Board of Trustees Dec. 1, 2017 Agenda Item 709
5 p.m. Jan 22, 2018
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