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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 Van Nuys.

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 Mesa.

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.