12 vie for three seats on Board of Trustees
Voting has opened in this year’s Board of Trustees election,
which features 12 candidates running for three open seats. Attorneys have until
June 30 to cast their ballots.
The candidates are:
District 2 (Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and
Ventura counties): Robert F. Hunt of Los Angeles, Jeffrey P. Lustman of Los
Angeles, Danette Elizabeth Meyers of Los Angeles and Alan Scott Yochelson of
District 4 (Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San
Bernardino and San Diego counties): Larisa M. Dinsmoor of Santa Ana, Patricia
Lee-Gulley of Irvine, Heather L. Rosing of San Diego and Babak Samini of Costa
District 6 (Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa
Cruz counties): Janet Lee Brewer of Palo Alto, Holden W. Green of San Jose,
Roger A. Royse of Palo Alto and Shannon E. Stein of Sunnyvale.
Each of the candidates has submitted a statement, which is
posted on the elections
page of the State Bar website.
The winners of the District 2 and 6 elections will each serve
three-year terms beginning on Sept. 13. The election in District 4 is a special
election being held to fill the final year remaining in the term of Christopher
W. Todd of San Diego, who resigned from the board in January for personal
reasons. The winner of that election will be eligible to run for re-election to
one additional term.
Ballots were mailed to attorneys on April 30. As it has done
in recent years, the State Bar will conduct a hybrid election, offering voters
the option of voting electronically or by mail.
The newly elected trustees – along with any new appointed
trustees – will be sworn in at the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting in September.
This fall will mark the end of the board’s transition from a 23-member board to a 19-member board. The new board is comprised of six
elected lawyer members, five lawyer members appointed by the California Supreme
Court, two lawyer members appointed by the state Legislature and six non-lawyer
members appointed by the governor or the Legislature.