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The State Bar of California
Application for Appointment to Serve on State Bar Committees or
External Entities
Information and Instructions
Introduction
The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California makes appointments to committees that
support the work of the State Bar, and external entities that work in furtherance of the State
Bar mission. A complete list of the committees and external entities to which the Board makes
appointments can be found here. Additional information about current vacancies can be found
here. Please review these resources before applying for an appointment.
Diverse Membership
The State Bar of California values broad-based representation and diversity of membership on
its committees and external entities. The Board of Trustees considers diversity as essential to
complying with its public protection mission. The Board of Trustees seeks to ensure that
membership on committees and external entities includes individuals with a depth and breadth
of perspective including, but not limited to, the following: geographic location, legal practice
area, size of law practice, amount of professional experience, volunteer work, specific
accomplishments, educational background, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability.
The State Bar provides equal access to all applicants and complies with all applicable anti-
discrimination laws in its appointments process.
Filing Instructions
Assemble application packet in the following order: (1) Application, signed and dated; (2)
Resume or biography (5 page maximum); (3) Letters of recommendation (optional, 3 letter
maximum).
Submit a separate application packet for each committee or external entity to which you
are applying. Application packets may be submitted electronically or by regular mail. If you
are submitting your application packet electronically, please attach the application packet
to an email as a single, scanned PDF. If you are submitting your application packet by
regular mail, please print the packet single-sided. Please send your application packet to:
Appointments Office
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, 10
th
floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
Email: appointments@calbar.ca.gov
Fax: 415-538-2305
Deadline: File your application packet by Friday, March 13, 2020. If the deadline is
extended, the new deadline will be published on the State Bar website.
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The State Bar of California
Application for Appointment to Serve on State Bar Committees or
External Entities
Ap
plication
NAME:
STATE BAR NUMBER:
(Attorneys Only)
Check here if you are not an attorney:
Check here if you are an attorney but not admitted to practice in California:
Some committees include public members (nonattorneys). If you are not an attorney, please
review the committee descriptions on the State Bar website to determine which committees
have vacancies for public members, and only apply for appointment to a committee that has a
vacancy for a public member.
Committee Appointment Sought
California Board of Legal Specialization Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct
Client Security Fund Commission
Council on Access and Fairness
Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation
Lawyer Assistance Program Oversight Committee
Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation
Review Committee
Legal Services Trust Fund Commission
Committee of Bar Examiners
External Entity Appointments Sought
Judicial Council of California
Employer/Firm/Agency:
Address:
City/State/Zip Code:
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Daytime Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Email address:
H
OW DID YOU LEARN OF THE VACANCY? (check all that apply)
Board of Trustees member: Bar Association:
Committee Chair
State Bar publication/website
Colleague Other:
WHICH CATEGORY BEST DESCRIBES YOUR OCCUPATION?
Private law firm
Nongovernmental legal services organization
Public sector
Nonprofit organization
Corporate In-House
Former/retired judicial officer
Legal Academics
Retired attorney
Quasi-Judicial Officer
Other:
IF PRIVATE LAW FIRM SELECTED, WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE FIRM?
Solo practitioner 26-50 attorney firm
2-5 attorney firm 51-100 attorney firm
6-10 attorney firm 101-200 attorney firm
11-25 attorney firm 200+ attorney firm
D
ATE YOU WERE ADMITTED TO THE STATE BAR OF CALIFRONIA:
Currently, I am: Active Inactive
Other jurisdictions admitted to practice:
Not Applicable
H
OW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN PRACTICING LAW?
F
OR PUBLIC APPLICANTS, HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN YOUR PROFESSION?
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P
RACTICE AREAS:
C
ERTIFIED SPECIALIST PRACTICE AREAS:
_____________________________________________________________________________________
V
OLUNTEER SERVICE. List prior and current volunteer service with the State Bar, local/affinity/specialty
bar associations, community or other organizations, focusing on activities that prepare you for the
committee on which you are seeking to be appointed.
CALIFORNIA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. List all of the sections of which you are a member.
D
ISCIPLINE RECORD. List any formal disciplinary charges filed against you by the State Bar of California,
including the disposition of the charges and any public record of discipline.
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EXPERIENCE. Describe any prior experience you have had with the committee.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
ST
ATEMENT OF INTEREST. Please state why you wish to serve on the committee and what you can
contribute that would make you a good candidate for appointment.
A
DDITIONAL BACKGROUND. Describe any additional background relevant to your appointment to the
committee, including, but not limited to, how you can contribute to its diversity and broad composition.
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O
PTIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS. If you wish to self-identify as a member of a community or to describe your
background, please complete the following questionnaire.
With which of the following racial and ethnic groups do you identify? (check all that
apply)
Hispanic/Latino
Middle Eastern or North African
White
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Asian
Not listed:
What is your gender? (check all that apply)
Female Gender Variant/Nonconforming/Nonbinary
Male Two Spirit
Transgender
Not listed:
What is your sexual orientation? (check all that apply)
Lesbian or Gay
Pansexual
Bisexual Asexual
Heterosexual Not listed:
Do you identify as a person with a disability? Yes No
(check all that apply)
Vision impairment Learning disability
Hearing impairment Not listed:
Mobility impairment
What age group describes you?
18-29 50-59
80 or over
30-39 60-69
40-49 70-79
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Have you ever served in the military? Yes No
(U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard)
SIGNATURE. Sign and date your application.
Signature: ______________________________________ Date: __________________
(If you type your name on the signature line, please include the symbol “/s/” to show this is your
signature.)
Application Checklist
Answer all questions on the Application.
Attach resume or biography (5 page maximum).
Attach optional letters of recommendation (3 letter maximum).
Sign and date the Application.
Submit the Application.
______________________________________________________________________________
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