The State Bar’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, develops the guiding policies and principles underpinning its regulatory mission.
Twelve trustees are serving on the board for 2017-18, including President Michael G. Colantuono. Trustees are appointed to four-year terms.
The board meets about 18 times a year, alternating between San Francisco and Los Angeles locations and via teleconferences. Meetings are open to the public except for closed sessions that are allowed by law.
The State Bar is subject to meeting rules that are similar to those of California's public agencies, the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Govt. Code Sections 11120, et seq.) and the Brown Act (Govt. Code Sections 54950, et seq.).
The full 13-member board is comprised of: