The State Bar’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, develops the guiding policies and principles underpinning its regulatory mission.
Fifteen trustees are serving on the Board for 2016-17, including President James P. Fox. Trustees are appointed or elected to three-year terms by district. Four of the board’s positions are not currently filled.
The board meets about eight times a year, alternating between San Francisco and Los Angeles. 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 19-member board is comprised of: