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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 4. Attorneys [6000 - 6243]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 34. )

ARTICLE 2. Administration [6010 - 6034]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 34. )


(a) Pursuant to Section 6026.7, every meeting of the board shall be open to the public except those meetings, or portions thereof, relating to:

(1) Consultation with counsel concerning pending or prospective litigation.

(2) Involuntary enrollment of active members as inactive members due to mental infirmity or illness or addiction to intoxicants or drugs.

(3) The qualifications of judicial appointees, nominees, or candidates.

(4) The appointment, employment, or dismissal of an employee, consultant, or officer of the State Bar or to hear complaints or charges brought against such employee, consultant, or officer, unless such person requests a public hearing.

(5) Disciplinary investigations and proceedings, including resignations with disciplinary investigations or proceedings pending, and reinstatement proceedings.

(6) Appeals to the board from decisions of the Board of Legal Specialization refusing to certify or recertify an applicant or suspending or revoking a specialist’s certificate.

(7) Appointments to or removals from committees, boards, or other entities.

(8) Joint meetings with agencies provided in Article VI of the California Constitution.

(b) This section shall become operative on April 1, 2016.

(Repealed (in Sec. 2) and added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 537, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2016. Section operative April 1, 2016, by its own provisions.)