Three Attorneys Elected to State Bar Board of Trustees

Contact: Laura Ernde 

415-538-2283

barcomm@calbar.ca.gov

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 – Three attorneys – Danette Elizabeth Meyers, Heather L. Rosing and Janet Lee Brewer – were elected today to serve on the Board of Trustees for The State Bar of California.

Danette Elizabeth Meyers, 56, of Los Angeles, was elected by attorneys in District 2, which covers Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. She is a prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Heather L. Rosing, 42, of San Diego, was elected by attorneys in District 4, which covers Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. She has served as an elected member of the board since 2011 and is currently treasurer and chairwoman of the Audit and Regulation, Admissions and Discipline Oversight committees. At her law firm, Klinedinst PC, Rosing is chairwoman of the professional liability department.

Janet Lee Brewer, 64, of Palo Alto, was elected by attorneys in District 6, which covers Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. She is a solo practitioner who specializes in estate and trust law.

Turnout for the election was 11.5 percent of those attorneys eligible to cast votes. About 57.6 percent of the votes were cast by mail and the rest came in electronically.

The Board of Trustees is the governing and policymaking body of the 249,000-member organization. The new trustees will be sworn in at the State Bar Annual Meeting in September. Meyers and Brewer were elected to serve three-year terms. Rosing won a special election to fill a term that expires in October 2015.

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The State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court, protecting the public and seeking to improve the justice system for more than 80 years. All lawyers practicing law in California must be members of the State Bar. Membership now stands at about a quarter million.