State Bar Board Elects New officers and Adopts New Mission Statement to Continue Reform Efforts, 071417 CABJ, CBJ — July 2017 #01

State Bar Board elects new officers and adopts new mission statement to continue reform efforts

No. 2017 #01

California Bar Journal

July 14, 2017

The State Bar of California Board of Trustees today elected a new set of officers to lead the agency as it continues its reform efforts.

Outgoing State Bar President James P. Fox said: "I welcome this new board leadership team, and am confident they will continue the momentum of reform and ensure a focus on the agency's core public protection mission. We have accomplished much, but there is still more work to do."

At its meeting the board also adopted a new mission statement to guide the work of the agency. The new board officers will be responsible for ensuring that the agency's work adheres to this mission. Additionally, the Board of Trustees is expected to adopt reforms recommended by the 2017 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force.

New Mission Statement:

The State Bar of California's mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing...

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