A State Bar plan to cut about $1.3 million in costs via buyouts for employees has been put on hold.
Jon Streeter, a member of the Board of Governors’ budget subcommittee, was vague Thursday about why the proposal wasn’t brought up for discussion by the full board last weekend, but said it’s still pending. “It’s not dead,” the partner with San Francisco’s Keker & Van Nest said. “It’s still under consideration.”
The proposal was intended to provide savings by reducing the State Bar’s work force by at least 5 percent, which would have amounted to about 25 employees. “I do expect it to return to the agenda sometime, hopefully, in the fall,” Streeter added.
State Bar Govs. Patricia White, a partner in Littler Mendelson’s San Jose office, and San Francisco public member Richard Rubin didn’t return calls seeking comment. Both are also on the budget subcommittee.