LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS

MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Curtis   415-538-2028              diane.curtis@calbar.ca.gov

San Francisco, July 1, 2010 – 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: Butte (2), Mother Lode-El Dorado (1), Sacramento (1) and Shasta (1).

Applicants must practice or reside in the county or region where the vacancy has occurred. The counties and region 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.

Term of office is three years. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 3.

LSNC is a nonprofit 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, which is 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 résumé outlining work experience, community activity and educational background must be included. The letter or résumé should include attorney bar number.  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.

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Founded in 1927 by the legislature, the State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court, serving the public and seeking to improve the justice system for more than 80 years. All lawyers practicing law in California must be members of the State Bar. By July 2010, membership reached more than 227,000.