California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 6301

(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute, a board of law library trustees is constituted as follows:

(1) In a county where there are no more than three judges of the superior court, each of those judges is ex officio a trustee.  The judges may at their option select only one of their number to serve as a trustee, and in that event they shall appoint two additional trustees who are residents of the county or members of the State Bar.

(2) In a county where there are more than three judges of the superior court, the judges of that court shall elect either four or five of their number to serve as trustees.

(3) Any judge of the superior court who is an ex officio or elected member may, at the judge's option, designate a resident of the county or a member of the State Bar to act for the judge as trustee.

(4) The chair of the board of supervisors is ex officio a trustee, but the board of supervisors at the request of the chair may appoint a member of the State Bar, any other member of the board of supervisors of the county, or a resident of the county to serve as trustee in place of the chair.  The appointment of the person selected in place of the chair of the board of supervisors shall expire when a new chair of the board of supervisors is selected, and that appointment shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 6302 .

(5) The board of supervisors shall appoint as many additional trustees, who are members of the State Bar, as may be necessary to constitute a board of at least six and not more than seven members.

(b) No more than two law library trustees may be residents of the county who are not judges of the county, members of the State Bar, or members of the board of supervisors of the county.


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