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Supreme Court of California
State Bar Board of Trustees Appointment Application


Before You Start

An applicant must be an active licensee of the State Bar and maintain their principal office for the practice of law within the State of California. If you have not done so already, please review the fact sheet.

The application form has fillable text fields and checkboxes to make completing it easier. Items with an asterisk (*) are required. In some cases, depending your responses, additional fields may appear requesting additional information.

Before starting your application, please ensure that you have all documents noted below saved on your computer and ready to upload. This will help streamline the application process and prevent any delays:

  1. Required: Resume or biography (5 pp max).  
  2. Required: References (5 max; list name, address, phone, fax, and email).
  3. Optional (but recommended): Letters of recommendation (2-letter max).

Application Information

You may sign the application digitally and submit it online. A PDF copy of your completed application will be sent to the email address you provide.

Contact if you do not receive a copy of your application or have issues completing the form.

The deadline of receipt for your application to be considered for the 2024 cycle is Friday, April 26, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

All submitted applications are considered live for two years after date of submission. If you do not wish to be considered beyond the current appointment cycle, please indicate that below. *

Personal Information
Please indicate your preferred form of contact: *

How did you learn of this vacancy? (select all that apply) *
Via which platform? (select all that apply) *

Have you ever been employed by the State Bar of California in any capacity? *


Employment Information
Which of the following best describes your occupation? (select one) *
Size of firm (select one): *

Appointment Application

This section of the application will ask questions regarding yourself and your experiences.
Responding yes to yes/no questions may prompt display of additional fields.
Statement of Interest
Volunteer Service
Role of the State Bar
Role of the Trustee
Present/Future challenges
Communication/Leadership skills
Would you like to add additional information? *

Additional Information

Demographic Information
All applicants are encouraged to provide the following information to help us track membership diversity.
Gender identity: (select all that apply)
Which of the following best applies you? (select all that apply)

Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation or sexual identity? (select all that apply)

Race/Ethnic Group (select all that apply)
If Hispanic/Latino (select all that apply)
If Asian (Select all that apply)

Do you identify as a person with a disability? *
If yes, select all that apply: *

Have you ever served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard? *
What age group describes you? *

Acknowledgments and Final Submittal
By signing below and submitting this application, I declare that each of the answers to the questions in this application are complete and true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this application will be forwarded to the State Bar Trustees Nominating Committee (TNC) and the Supreme Court if I am interviewed or nominated.
I understand that the TNC's selection process is confidential, and this application is confidential to the extent permitted by law. I acknowledge that if selected to be interviewed, I will be required to submit information about potential conflicts of interest. This conflicts of interest information will be held confidential.