State Bar 2007-2008 Committee Appointments

The State Bar is now accepting applications for its 2007-2008 Committee Appointments. Application deadline is February 1, 2007.

Each year the State Bar's Board of Governors makes approximately 200 new appointments, replacing one-third of the State Bar committee memberships.  Attorneys appointed to these committees have the opportunity to serve both the legal profession and the public in a variety of significant ways.  The Board of Governors strongly encourages the participation of all State Bar members, and further, intends to make appointments that will achieve diversity and broad representation of the California legal community.

The application materials are available at the State Bar's Web site, http://www.calbar.ca.gov, select the left-menu links Attorney Resources / Committees and Commissions
(http://calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_extend.jsp?cid=10121&id=1048)

Interested applicants may also contact the Appointments Office at (415) 538-2299 or the committee's staff liaison listed in the 12-page appointments brochure (available at the Web site or from the Appointments Office).

Generally, committees seek attorneys who have experience in the relative subject matter, who can work collegially, and who can make the time commitment. Local bar and other volunteer experience can be important factors in the appointment review. The section executive committees are the governing committee for the sections; therefore, they seek section members who are knowledgeable about the section and who have been active in that section (e.g., served on one of the section's standing committees, contributed to the newsletter, etc.)