Apply to serve on a State Bar committee by completing the online application by May 1, 2023. Please see current appointment opportunities below.
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. Nonlawyer public 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.
For more information and a complete list of State Bar committees, please see the committees webpage. You may also sign up to be notified of future appointment opportunities.
Apply to serve on a State Bar committee by completing the online application by May 1, 2023.
Once in the application, please provide a response for every question where response fields are outlined in red. In some cases, required questions have a “decline to answer” option, so you can use that option should you wish to opt out.
In some cases, the application displays questions that are not relevant to you depending on whether you are an attorney or a nonlawyer public member. Please skip over irrelevant questions; the response fields will not be active.
Questions about the application process? Please email Appointments@calbar.ca.gov.
Most committee meetings are held virtually, and up to two meetings a year are held in person. Travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with the State Bar’s Travel and Business-Related Expense Policy.