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ticularly since it is funded with mandatory fees.

He is focused on what he calls “C-A-B”: competence, admissions and access, and board and bar relations. He wants the bar’s educational sections to create both fundamental and advanced MCLE courses. And he proposes a new requirement for admission to the bar: every law student must perform a minimum number of service hours — possibly 300 — at a non-profit or government agency.

Madden, a longtime partner with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen who recently opened a mediation service, wants to address changes in the legal marketplace.

He believes the bar should examine issues like multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional practice, as well as practice on the internet, identify consumer protection questions, and take steps to strengthen the profession in a competitive world.

Slifkin, an assistant attorney general who has long represented the interests of public lawyers, stresses the importance of long-range planning for the bar as an avenue to effeciency.

She hopes to promote volunteerism and collegiality among attorneys, and wants to improve the bar’s relationship with the legislature and the Judicial Council.

Criminal defense attorney Warwick has given most of his attention during his three-year term on the board to the bar’s finances and to improved technology, particularly a more effective internet presence.

Warwick has big plans for a better web site, which he believes offers virtually unlimited potential for enabling the bar to better serve attorneys.