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Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform
Notice and Agenda
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
Board Room, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 538-2000

Questions regarding any agenda item should be directed to the Committee Coordinator(s), Teri Greenman at (415) 538-2454 or Chair, Jon Streeter at (415) 676-2249. Committee members are requested to notify the Committee Coordinator as early as possible in advance of the meeting if they wish to remove any item/s from the consent agenda.

Committee Members: Hon. Steve Brick, Hon. Audrey Collins, George Davis, Matt Edling, Richard Frankel, Karen Goodman, Loren Kieve, Wells Lyman, Dennis Mangers, Dean Shauna Marshall, James McManis, Steve Nissen, Heather Rosing, Robert Shives, Prof. Marjorie Shultz, Jill Switzer, Dean Deanell Tacha, Bill Vickrey, Patricia White, Alan Yochelson.
The rules of the State Bar permit Board members who are not committee members to participate but not vote in the committee meeting. If a majority of Board members is present, the meeting is a meeting of the Board as a whole but no formal action by the full Board will take place.

The order of business is approximate and subject to change.

For meetings of the Board and Board Committees. Committee meetings and items scheduled for a particular day may be moved to an earlier or later day to facilitate business of the Board and Board Committees.
Open Session

I. Chair's Report
Oral Report
Call For Public Comment
II. Consent
None
III. Action
None
IV. Discussion/Information
A. Panel I:  Analysis of Significant Reports By Other State Bars, Task Forces and Commissions

This panel will explore existing research on the issue of practical skills training and subsequent recommendations.

B. Panel II: Further Law School Dean Commentary

This panel will further explore the different viewpoints that experts hold with respect to the regulatory body enacting a practical skills requirement.  

C. Panel III: Overview of Possible Regulatory Action– Why, When, How is Key

This panel will facilitate discussion on the motivation behind a regulatory body enacting a practical skills requirement.

V. Reports
None
Closed Session

I. Consent
None
II. Action
None
III. Advice of counsel pertaining to matters on the open agenda
Advice of counsel pertaining to matters on the open agenda
IV. Discussion/Information
None
V. Reports
None
* Closed under Rule 6.55(A)(1) of the Rules of the State Bar to receive advice of counsel.