The Legal Services Trust Fund Commission
The State Bar Board of Trustees appoints 14 voting members (10 lawyers and four non-lawyer public members), and this application is only for the State Bar appointments.
The other seven voting members (five lawyers and two public members) and the three nonvoting judges are appointed by the Chair of the Judicial Council.
The commission seeks lawyers and public members who possess a commitment to the delivery of legal services to the poor and a sensitivity to the needs of low-income communities. Persons who have knowledge of the structure and practices of banking and financial institutions those who have experience or familiarity addressing the particular problems of self-represented litigants are encouraged to apply.
No employee or independent contractor acting as a consultant to any agency which is a potential recipient of funds under the Legal Services Trust Fund Program shall be appointed to the commission. All members appointed shall be bound by the Board of Trustees' established rules governing conflicts of interest.
Deadline for 2018 applications: Feb. 5, 2018
2018 terms begin: Conclusion of 2018 State Bar Annual Meeting