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Standing Executive Committee Policy 300 (Board At-Large Appointments)

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Appointed Members to the Board of Governors (Adopted Aug. 22, 2003)

Article III, Section 2, Subsection (d) of the Bylaws of the State Bar provides that the President-elect shall appoint one or two members, depending upon the year, to the Board of Governors. The express purpose of this Section is to promote diversity within the Board of Governors. The Executive Committee believes this goal can be best attained by encouraging those who have been appointed to run for election upon the expiration of their appointment and to allow new minority members to be appointed to the Board under this Rule. The Committee therefore adopts this Policy 300.                     

  1. When an appointed member of the Board of Governors has served a full term in office as a result of such appointment, the Executive Committee should encourage such member to seek an elective position on the Board of Governors.
  2. The Executive Committee strongly encourages the President-elect not to reappoint to the Board of Governors under this Rule a person who has already served a full two-year term on the Board of Governors.

The President-elect should expressly inform the person or persons he or she selects under this Rule that they will only serve a single term in the appointed position.



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