NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES BOARD SEEKS APPLICANTS

MEDIA CONTACT:  Kathleen Beitiks   415-538-2440   kathleen.beitiks@calbar.ca.gov

San Francisco, August 05, 2009 — The State Bar of California is seeking applications from attorneys interested in serving on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) for vacant positions in the following regions:  Mother Lode-El Dorado (1), Butte (2), Shasta(1), and Sacramento (1).  Applicants must practice or reside in the county or region where the vacancy has occurred. 

The regions/counties served by LSNC are as follows:  Sacramento, Yolo, Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Plumas, Colusa, Placer, Amador, Calaveras, Nevada, Sierra, El Dorado, Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, Trinity, Siskiyou, Solano, and Redwood Region.

The term of office is three years.  Deadline for receipt of applications is November 4, 2009.

Legal Services of Northern California is a non-profit Legal Services Corporation-funded program created to provide legal assistance to low-income residents of 23 northern California counties. The 36-member Board meets five times a year to make policy decisions governing the program's operations.

Eligible applicants must be State Bar members, support the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act, have an interest in and knowledge of the delivery of quality legal services to the poor, and have a sincere commitment to the program’s mission to provide quality legal services to empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty within their community.  Applications will be initially reviewed by the LSNC Board of Directors.

Interested attorneys should apply by letter, listing the reasons they should be appointed.  A resume outlining work experience, community activity and educational background must be included.  The letter or resume should include attorney bar number. 

These materials should be sent to Chris Zupanovich, State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-1639.  Questions may be directed to Chris Zupanovich at 415-538-2534 or chris.zupanovich@calbar.ca.gov.

Founded in 1927 by the state legislature, the State Bar of California is the administrative arm of the California Supreme Court in bar admissions and discipline matters, serving the public and seeking to improve the justice system for more than 80 years. All lawyers practicing in California must take and pass the California bar exam to become licensed to practice law in California. By August 2009, membership reached more than 223,000.

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