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Judicial Council, ABA House need volunteers

The State Bar is seeking applicants for two positions on the Judicial Council and six positions in the ABA House of Delegates. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

The three-year Judicial Council positions begin Sept. 15. Meetings are held six to seven times a year with an annual time commitment of about 300 hours, and members are reimbursed for travel. In making the appointments, the board of governors will consider applicants' leadership skills and ability to represent the lawyer perspective on the council.

The terms of six State Bar delegates to the ABA House of Delegates expire next August. Delegates serve two-year terms and may serve three consecutive terms. Eligible incumbents may apply for reappointment.

Each bar delegate must be an ABA member in good standing and is expected to attend ABA midyear and annual meetings and pay their own travel expenses. Consideration will be given to each applicant's qualifications, attendance at meetings, participation in ABA activities in the past two years and familiarity with issues before the house.

Applications must be submitted to the bar's appointments office at 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105, or by fax to 415-538-2255. Further information is online at calbar.ca.gov by selecting links to Committees and Commissions and Other Entity Appointments.

Questions may be directed to 415-538-2318.

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