I just received notice that I have been appointed by the State Bar of California Board of Trustees to serve on the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (“JNE Commission”) for 2017-2018. I am pleased and quite honored by this appointment.
The JNE Commission is tasked to provide independent, comprehensive, accurate and fair evaluations of candidates for judicial appointment and nomination, and to assist the governor in the judicial selection process. I am very pleased to be able to serve on this important State Bar commission and to play an active role to promote a California judiciary of quality and integrity. I will serve on the JNE Commission with attorneys and public members from all across the state. I am told it’s a lot of work, but also very rewarding and quite interesting.
To my clients and non-lawyer friends, this is a not a new job. I am not closing up shop. Far from it. I will continue, full-time at full speed, to represent clients in litigation and in court. As always. Rather, this is a professional undertaking, ancillary to my work – a volunteer opportunity to give back to my profession – an appointment to a State Bar Commission where, hopefully, I can have a positive impact on the quality, character, and integrity of our judiciary for many years to come.
I am quite happy about this! I can’t wait to get started!