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All California judicial officers are marked as inactive in the State Bar of California records, during their term of office. The reason for this is that a judge while in office is not permitted to practice law as an attorney representing clients. See Calif. Code of Judicial Ethics, Canon 4(G) (precluding judges from practicing law); Cal. Bus. & Prof.Code § 6002 (sitting judges are not members of State Bar).
So, the answer to your question is, "yes," the judge can preside over a case in open court.
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