The State Bar is seeking applicants for six
appointments as State Bar delegates to the ABA House of Delegates and one appointment to
fill the vacancy for the State Bars Young Lawyer delegate to the ABA. The Young
Lawyer delegate must be less than 35 years old before his or her term begins, i.e., June
10, 2000. The regular State Bar delegates each will serve a two-year term, commencing at
the close of the 2000 ABA Annual Meeting (i.e., Aug. 9, 2000) and expiring at the close of
the 2002 ABA Annual Meeting. The Young Lawyer term will be effective upon appointment
(i.e., June 10, 2000) and will expire at the close of the 2001 ABA Annual Meeting. All
delegates are expected to attend the mid-year and annual ABA meetings; on occasion, to
participate in conference calls prior to the mid-year or annual meeting; and are required
to pay their own travel expenses. Delegates may be reappointed to additional terms as long
as they meet eligibility requirements.
Each of the six regular delegates whose term expires this year is
eligible for reappointment. In making the appointments, the Board of Governors will
consider each applicants participation in ABA activities, working knowledge of the
ABA House of Delegates, and understanding of the current issues before the House of
Delegates. For delegates who are seeking reappointment, attendance at the mid-year and
annual meetings will be considered.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 14, 2000. Applicants are to
submit the 2000-2001 State Bar application (available at right), including a statement
regarding their ABA and local bar activities and a resume. Applications are to be
submitted to the Office of the Secretary, State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San
Francisco CA 94105-1639.