Sacramento lawyer to join Board of Trustees
The state Senate has appointed a Sacramento lawyer to the
Board of Trustees, its first such appointment under the State Bar's new
governance structure. On Feb. 20, President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced
the Senate Rules Committee's appointment of Glenda Corcoran to a three-year
term on the board.
Corcoran, 37, worked with the State Assembly for more than a
decade, focusing on legislation dealing with public safety, election law and
local governmental policy. Presently, she volunteers with the Voluntary Legal
Services Program, providing free legal help to low-income clients. She also
serves on the board of directors for two organizations, the St. John's Shelter
Program for Women and Children and the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center.
During Corcoran’s time with the Assembly, she worked to
ensure children had safe waiting areas to stay in during contentious parental
hearings and on grand jury procedures, among other projects.
Under SB 163, enacted in 2012, the Board of Trustees is
gradually being reduced from 23 to 19 members and shifting away from elected
positions to appointed ones. Corcoran is the second of two lawyer members
appointed by the Legislature. In August, Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez
appointed Michael G. Colantuono to a three-year term on the board.
Corcoran’s term on the board begins on Oct. 13 and will last
until October of 2016, although she will attend meetings as a non-voting board
member until her swearing-in.