California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 6086.65

(a) There is a Review Department of the State Bar Court, that consists of the Presiding Judge of the State Bar Court and two Review Department judges appointed by the Supreme Court.  The judges of the Review Department shall be nominated, appointed, and subject to discipline as provided by subdivision (a) of Section 6079.1 , shall be qualified as provided by subdivision (b) of Section 6079.1 , and shall be compensated as provided for the presiding judge by subdivision (d) of Section 6079.1 .  However, the two Review Department judges may be appointed to, and paid as, positions occupying one-half the time and pay of the presiding judge.  Candidates shall be rated and screened pursuant to Rule 9.11 of the California Rules of Court or as otherwise directed by the Supreme Court.

(b) The Presiding Judge of the State Bar Court shall appoint an Executive Committee of the State Bar Court of no fewer than seven persons, including one person who has never been a licensee of the State Bar or admitted to practice law before any court in the United States.  The Executive Committee may adopt rules of practice for the operation of the State Bar Court as provided in Section 6086.5 .

(c) Any decision or order reviewable by the Review Department and issued by a judge of the State Bar Court appointed pursuant to Section 6079.1 may be reviewed only upon timely request of a party to the proceeding and not on the Review Department's own motion.  The standard to be applied by the Review Department in reviewing a decision, order, or ruling by a hearing judge fully disposing of a proceeding is established in Rule 9.12 of the California Rules of Court , or as otherwise directed by the Supreme Court.


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