Governance in the Public Interest Task Force

In 2011, Business and Professions Code section 6001.2 required the creation of a Governance in the Public Interest Task Force, charged with improving the public protection function of the State Bar. Appointed by the President of the State Bar, the task force was made up of seven lawyer and three public members of the board. It also included five ex-officio members. On May 11, 2011, the task force submitted its report to the Supreme Court, the governor and the Senate and Assembly Judiciary committees "containing recommendations for enhancing the protection of the public and ensuring that protection of the public is the highest priority in the licensing, regulation, and discipline of attorneys.” After that, a report is required every three years.

In 2012, Business and Professions Code section 6002.1 was repealed and a new provision enacted, effective in 2013, restructuring the Governance in Public Interest Task Force.  As reconstituted, the task force was to be charged with submitting by May 15, 2014, and every three years after that, a report to the Supreme Court, the Governor, and the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary that includes its recommendations for enhancing the protection of the public and ensuring that protection of the public is the highest priority in the licensing, regulation, and discipline of attorneys. In addition, it was charged with making suggestions to the board of trustees regarding possible additions to, or revisions of, the strategic plan and suggestions on other issues as the Legislature may request from time to time. These functions have been assumed by the Board Committee on Planning, Program Development and Budget and the Board of Trustees.

 

Report to the Legislature

Final Governance in the Public Interest Task Force Report

List of Materials

A list of all materials, including notices and agendas, submitted to and presented at meetings of the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force in 2010 & 2011, contact Amy Anderson at amy.anderson@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2539.

For Board, Board Committee and Board Task Force agenda materials prior to Aug. 1, 2011, please contact Teri Greenman at 415-538-2454, or teri.greenman@calbar.ca.gov.)

Members

In March 2015, President Craig Holden requested that the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force be reconstituted have appointments made to it by March 26, 2015.

Section 6001.2 provides a procedure for selection of members of the task force.  Under section 6001.2, two members shall be elected attorney members of the board of trustees who are selected by the elected attorney members, two members shall be attorney members of the board of trustees appointed by the Supreme Court who are selected by the Supreme Court appointees, and two members shall be public members of the board of trustees selected by the public members.  These groups of board members have chosen members from their respective groups that they recommend to serve on the task force.  The elected attorney members of the board selected Danette Meyers and David Torres.  The attorney members of the board appointed by the Supreme Court selected Miriam Krinsky and David Pasternak.  The public members of the Board selected Dennis Mangers and Gwen Moore.

Reports

A list of all materials, including notices and agendas, submitted to and presented at meetings of the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force in 2010 & 2011, contact Amy Anderson at amy.anderson@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2539.

For Board, Board Committee and Board Task Force agenda materials prior to Aug. 1, 2011, please contact Teri Greenman at 415-538-2454, or teri.greenman@calbar.ca.gov.)

Notices and Agendas

Board of Trustees - March 26, 2015
Governance in the Public Interest Task Force - March 26, 2015

A list of all materials, including notices and agendas, submitted to and presented at meetings of the Governance in the Public Interest Task Force in 2010 & 2011, contact Amy Anderson at amy.anderson@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2539.

For Board, Board Committee and Board Task Force agenda materials prior to Aug. 1, 2011, please contact Teri Greenman at 415-538-2454, or teri.greenman@calbar.ca.gov.)

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News

California Bar Journal, June 2011
California Bar Journal, "From the President," June 2011
California Bar Journal, April 2011
California Bar Journal, March 2011
California Bar Journal, February 2011
California Bar Journal, December 2010

California Bar Journal, November 2010