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California Law Revision Commission

-- Last revised 12/12/02 --

Law Library Board of Trustees - Study J-1307

    Business and Professions Code Section 6301 establishes criteria for selection of a law library board of trustees. To promote flexibility, improve clarity, and build relations between law libraries and the general public, the Commission recommended to revise this provision to:

(1) Reflect trial court unification by eliminating the references to municipal courts.

(2) Permit the judges of a superior court to select either four or five law library trustees at their discretion, without regard to the number of judge trustees authorized as of January 1, 1998.

(3) Clarify which attorneys may serve on a law library board.

(4) Increase flexibility as to the size of a law library board.

(5) Permit laypersons to serve on the law library board in specified circumstances.

The Commission also proposed to expand the scope of a special provision that permits reduction of the size of the law library board in some counties (Bus. & Prof. Code § 6301.5). The Commission's recommendation was enacted by the Legislature. See below.
    If you have questions or comments on this study, send email to Barbara Gaal at

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