The State Bar Board of Trustees recently adopted strategic plan objectives reflecting its mission to support greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system. Objectives adopted include initiatives relating to pipeline programs, retention and career advancement, and statewide leadership.
In addition, in January the Board of Trustees adopted a 2019 budget that projects $168 million in revenues and $189 million in expenses. According to the Bar, “The budget reflects the State Bar’s ongoing structural deficit, relying on reserve spending for the third year. The overall deficit in 2018 was $22.5 million, less than originally projected because of efficiencies that saved millions of dollars, as well as a slight increase in projected revenues.”