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Bar launches nationwide search for new executive director

The State Bar – which oversees admissions, discipline and regulation of California’s 253,000 lawyers – has kicked off a nationwide search for a new executive director.

The executive director reports to the bar’s 19-member Board of Trustees, the governing body for the agency, which is the largest unified state bar in the country.

“We are seeking an outstanding leader and administrator with a demonstrated track record of success in leading a large, complex, private or nonprofit/governmental enterprise,” State Bar President Craig Holden said.

The board’s search committee is headed by Trustees Gwen Moore and Hernan Vera and includes Janet Brewer, Miriam Krinsky, Heather Rosing, David Torres and Terrance Flanigan.

The search timeline calls for the new executive director to be selected by mid-June. Deputy Executive Director Robert Hawley has served as acting executive director of the bar since the departure of Joseph Dunn in November 2014.

The search is being led by The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles-based executive search firm that specializes in recruiting nonprofit and government professionals. Those who are interested in the position should contact Bill Hawkins of The Hawkins Company at 310-348-8800 or by May 1.