The Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California is seeking applicants for its Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee serve a three-year term which would begin in September 2009. Applications (including letters of recommendation) are due on February 2, 2009. This is a competitive application process and involves a formal appointment by the State Bar Board of Governors. More information, including the application form, is available at the State Bar's website.
I am a current member of the Executive Committee; my three-year term began this past September. We expect to be filling about six vacancies as some of the current members' terms expire. I would encourge qualified persons to apply, particularly those who specialize in handling UCL cases (as distinct from antitrust cases). Most of the current committee members are antitrust specialists, so those with significant experience handling UCL cases would be particularly welcome applicants. The one limitation is that if someone else from your law firm is already a member of the Committee, you are not eligible. Also, past participation in Section activities is a factor considered in the appointment process.