The State Bar’s Governance in the Public Interest Task Force last month heard the pros and cons of how other State Bars and regulatory agencies are organized and governed.
The meeting was the first of five in which the task force will explore changes to the bar to enhance public protection and ensure that protection of the public is the highest priority in the licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys.
“California has long been considered a national leader in the attorney discipline arena,” Executive Director Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker said. “Even so, we can learn by taking a deep and broad look at our counterparts.”
Among the weighty questions the task force is considering is whether the unified bar structure best serves the public interest when there are real or perceived conflicts between the bar’s dual missions of protecting the public from bad lawyers and enhancing the legal profession.
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