Retired actress Julie Sommers, a Golden Globe winner
who has played roles in film and on television, is the newest member of the State Bar
Board of Governors.
Sommers, 60, was appointed last month by the Senate Rules Committee,
chaired by Senate President Pro Tem John Burton, D-San Francisco.
She replaces Manning Post, a longtime fundraiser for Democratic Party
causes, who died in December shortly after his appointment.
Sommers, who has been serving on the Commission on Judicial
Performance, becomes the second current public member of the board, although there are
four openings for Gov. Gray Davis to fill. Her term expires Sept. 1, 2001. The other
public member, Joe Hicks, was appointed last year by then-Assembly Speaker Antonio
A Los Angeles resident, Sommers is married and has two children, one
in college, the other in graduate school.