The State Bar welcomes applications year-round from diverse candidates, including lawyers and nonlawyer public members, to serve on various State Bar committees. You can also sign up to be notified of future appointment opportunities.
The Board of Trustees is the policymaking and oversight body for the State Bar; State Bar committees provide support to ensure that the State Bar effectively fulfills its expansive mission, which includes protecting the public through the licensing, regulation, and discipline of attorneys, and increasing the diversity of the legal profession and access to legal services.
The State Bar is most effective when membership of its committees represents the rich racial, ethnic, geographic, and professional diversity of Californians. We encourage applications from those well-versed in State Bar issues as well as those with little knowledge or experience but with interest in helping the organization advance its important statutory mission. Public (nonattorney) members receive a small stipend for this work.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the State Bar provides ADA accommodations for participation in State Bar activities. Please visit the Accessibility webpage to learn more. The State Bar complies with all applicable antidiscrimination laws in its appointment process.
There are currently no appointment opportunities. You may sign up to be notified of future appointment opportunities.
For more information and a complete list of State Bar committees, please see the committees webpage.
Please complete an appointment application and email it to the Office of Appointments at Appointments@calbar.ca.gov.
All committee meetings are currently being held virtually. In the future, committee members may be asked to travel to attend in person meetings. Travel costs will reimbursed in accordance with the State Bar’s Travel and Business-Related Expense Policy.