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Civil Justice Strategies Task Force
Notice and Agenda
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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), Francisco Gomez at 415-538-2170 or Chair, Luis Rodriguez at 415-538-2276. 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: John Adkins, Nina Baumler, Joanne Caruso, Carole Conn, Michael Ermer, Christina Fialho, Donna Ford, Ana Maria Garcia, Sonia Gonzales, Craig Holden, Earl Johnson, Jr., Michael Judge, Miriam Krinsky, Eleanor Lumsden, Janet McGinnis, James Meeker, Hon. Douglas Miller, Marty Omoto, Julie Paik, Harvey Saferstein, David Torres, Hernán Vera, Bryant Yang, Hon. Laurie Zelon.
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.

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 (Rodriguez)
Call for Public Comment
II. Consent
None
III. Action
None
IV. Discussion/Information
A. The Federal Picture and Possible Federal Reforms
B. What Does the Status Quo Look Like – California Finances and Law School Costs
C. The Impact of Debt on Students and New Lawyers
D. Three Concurrent Breakout Discussions Followed by Plenary Reports (1:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

  1. What is working now and is scalable and can be replicated?
  2. What is being considered, discussed and not necessarily being done?
  3. Law school indebtedness.
V. Reports
None
Closed Session

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