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Rex Bossert SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2013 – The former editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal and a founding administrator at the University of California, Irvine School of Law will join the State Bar of California’s senior management team Jan. 6.

Rex Bossert will serve as chief executive for communications for the State Bar.

“The bar is honored to have an individual with Rex’s talent and experience join our team,” Executive Director/CEO Joseph Dunn said.

Bossert brings more than 25 years of experience in journalism and public relations to the position. His previous appointments included editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, the nation’s largest weekly newspaper for lawyers; managing editor of the New York Law Journal, a daily legal newspaper; and reporter at the Daily Journal, California’s largest legal newspaper. He became assistant dean for communications and public affairs at UCI School of Law in 2008, a year before it opened its doors to students.

“I look forward to working with the State Bar in its efforts to protect the public, increase access to justice and raise lawyering standards in California,” Bossert said.

Bossert holds a B.A. in English literature from Carleton College, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a Ph.D. in English literature from Stanford University.


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 December 2013, membership reached 244,000.