This Comment will examine the evolution of the California State Bar, its intended purpose and the reasons for which its structure is currently under attack. It will also discuss the respective roles of the California Legislature and California Supreme Court in regulating the legal profession under the Inherent Powers Doctrine. Moreover, this Comment will analyze whether the attempt by California Legislature to restructure the State Bar, using SB 1413, is constitutional under the Inherent Powers Doctrine by applying the two-part test established in Brydonjack v. State Bar of California. Finally, this Comment concludes that SB 1413 is constitutional under the Inherent Powers Doctrine.
Senate Bill 1413: The Answer to Senate Bill 60 Plebiscite and Its Constitutionality Under the Inherent Powers Doctrine, 27 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.