California Bar Journal
CBJ - August 2008 #07.
Four elected to bar board; fifth candidate not certified
California Bar JournalJune 2008Four elected to bar board; fifth candidate not certifiedFour attorneys were elected to three-year terms on the State Bar Board of Governors and a fifth was not certified, pending a review of his eligibility for the board. Jon Streeter of San Francisco won the District 4 seat and James Aguirre won the District 7, Office 1 seat in Los Angeles. Angela Davis was deemed elected to the District 7, Office 2 seat and Joseph Chairez was deemed elected to the District 8 seat, representing Orange County. Michael Tenenbaum received the highest number of votes in District 6, but his eligibility is under review by the State Bar. Under 6015 of the State Bar Act, members of the board must maintain their principal office for the practice of law in the district they represent. District 6 encompasses Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The location of Tenenbaum's principal place of business is under review.
The new members of the board will be sworn in at the bar's annual meeting Sept. 27 in Monterey.
Streeter, 51, is a partner with Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, specializing in complex commercial civil litigation. He is chair of the firm's pro bono committee and has a long record of dedication to public service. Streeter is vice chair of the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice and past president of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Aguirre, 55, is with the law firm of Richard and Fair in Los Angeles and is house counsel to the Automobile Club of Southern California. He currently serves on the Committee of Bar Examiners and chaired the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations in 2005. Aguirre began his career as a poverty attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Pasadena and set up one of the first domestic violence clinics in the state.
Davis, 47, an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, is immediate past president of California Women Lawyers, chair-elect of Los Angeles Lawyer and one of 11 attorneys representing the State Bar in the...