The direction and management of the affairs of the Association and the control and disposition of its properties and funds shall be vested in the Board of Directors which shall consist of eighteen (18) Area Directors, all elected officers of the Association and the immediate Past President of the Association.
The Area Directors of the Board shall consist of two (2) members from each of the six (6) Appellate Districts of California (with the exception that San Francisco will reside in District 6, to be elected every two years by the majority vote of the members present and voting at the Annual General Membership Meeting during the odd-numbered year. The term for which the Board Members shall serve on the Board shall be two (2) years, beginning on January 1 of the year following the election.
Area 1: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma
Area 2: Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
Area 3: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lasses, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba
Area 4: Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego
Area 5: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne
Area 6: Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz