California Bar Journal
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Lindstrom elected to bar board of governors
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San Jose sole practitioner Carl A. Lindstrom Jr. was elected to the District 3 seat on the board of governors last month, defeating three other candidates.

Lindstrom, who billed himself as the "every person candidate" and something of an outsider, replaces Erica Yew, who resigned to take a seat on the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

District 3 encompasses Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Lindstrom, 47, brings to the board 22 years of experience as a sole practitioner, extensive community involvement and 16 years as an arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

"I have an 'everyman's' perspective of the lawyer who's out there every day trying to make ends meet as an attorney, comply with the rules and provide competent legal service to the clients they represent," he said.

He wants the bar to address its members' needs and to give them more bang for the buck, to help make practice easier by offering services such as online MCLE courses, and to educate the public about how to access licensed lawyers. Lindstrom said unlicensed practice is a significant problem in Santa Clara County, and he believes the bar should take action to curb UPL and protect the public.