Five candidates vie for two seats on the State Bar Board of Trustees

Media Contact: Laura Ernde                           415-538-2283                          laura.ernde@calbar.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO (Apr. 18, 2012) – Five lawyers are running for two seats on the State Bar Board of Trustees in the first election since recent governance and district changes took effect and the third since voters have been allowed to cast ballots either electronically or with mail-in ballots.

Ballots will be mailed April 30, and State Bar members have until July 2 to cast their votes.

Two of the six State Bar districts have open seats this year.

The candidates are:

District 4 (Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties): Nikki Presley Miliband of Newport Beach, Michael A. Scafiddi of San Bernardino and Christopher W. Todd of San Diego.

District 5 (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties): R. Konrad Moore of Bakersfield and David A. Torres of Bakersfield.

For the third year, the State Bar is conducting a “hybrid” election in which voters can choose whether to vote electronically or with a traditional mail-in ballot. Winners will take their seats in October and serve three-year terms.

More information about the election is available online here.