The California Commission on Access to Justice is
seeking attorneys and judges to fill five two-year positions. The 23-member commission,
whose members also include academic, business, labor and community leaders, was
established to explore ways to improve access to civil justice for low- and
It was instrumental in establishing the $10 million Equal Access Fund
for civil legal services to the indigent and works closely with the Judicial Council to
improve access to the courts.
The commission meets bi-monthly with three meetings by conference
call and three in person. The State Bar appoints 10 members and the remaining 13 are
appointed by other statewide entities. Members may serve two consecutive years.
Applications are available in this issue of the California Bar
Journal (pages 17-18) or from the bars Office of the Secretary, 180 Howard St., San
Francisco 94105-1639; 415/538-2299 or (fax) 415/538-2561. The application deadline is