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File #: 19-5    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2018 In control: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Appointment of Law Library Trustees
Indexes: Core Roles - Create opportunities for improved safety and health, Foster transparent, accessible, welcoming and user-friendly services, Support self reliance of citizens
Attachments: 1. Staff Report

To: Board of Supervisors

From: County Administrative Office

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Appointment of Law Library Trustees
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Appoint Jeffrey Blanck to serve as an ex officio member of the Law Library Trustees at the request of the Chair of the Board of Supervisors; and
2. Appoint Maggie Fleming and Cyndy Day-Wilson to the Board of the Law Library Trustees.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Trust Fund (Court Filing Fees)

DISCUSSION:
Pursuant to Sections 6300 et seq. of the California Business & Professions Code (B&P), each county in the state has a law library which is governed by a Board of Trustees. That Board, under B&P ? 6301, consists of both judges-elected by their peers on the Superior Court bench-and members appointed by the county Board of Supervisors.

One of the Trustee positions is specifically reserved for the Chair of the Board of Supervisors, as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. However, the Chair may, under B&P ? 6301 (a) (4), ask the Board of Supervisors to appoint someone else to serve in this position. Since Jan. 5, 2016, County Counsel Jeffrey Blanck has served as the ex officio member in lieu of the Board Chair. Mr. Blanck has indicated his willingness to continue assuming this role.

The two Board appointees (excluding the ex officio member) can be any two members of the State Bar. Since Jan. 6, 2015, District Attorney Maggie Fleming has served as the Board's appointee. Ms. Fleming has indicated her willingness to serve an additional term. In order to fill the remaining seat, staff recommends appointing attorney Cyndy Day-Wilson to that seat; Ms. Day-Wilson has served as a member since Jan. 6, 2015 and has indicated her willingness to continue serving.

Appointments by the Board of Supervisors are for one-year terms, and are to be made at the first meeting of the Board each January, pursuant to B&P ? 6302. Accordingly, s...

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