January 25, 2002

Openings on the Law Library Board of Trustees

The San Diego County Public Law Library has two openings for an attorney member of its Board of Trustees. The Law Library Board consists of three attorneys and four judges.

The Law Library Board meets once a month, usually from 12:15 p.m. for an hour on the fourth Wednesday. Since the Board uses a consent calendar, trustees are expected to have read the materials (up to an inch) ahead of time. Trustees also serve on one or two committees with several meetings a year and are expected to attend certain other events. More complete information is available from Charles R. Dyer, Director of Libraries, San Diego County Public Law Library, 1105 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3904, cdyer@sdcll.org.

Under California Business and Professions Code section 6301.1, three of the seven trustees on the Board of Trustees of the San Diego County Public Law Library are attorneys appointed by the Board of Supervisors to three-year, overlapping terms. It was the thinking of the drafters of the statute that, because the San Diego County Board of Supervisors rotates its chair, the Chair would appoint someone from his or her district, thereby achieving representation from all of the County over time. Successful candidates often receive endorsement from local bar associations.

The first vacancy is an open position for a three-year term. The other vacancy is for a one-year term presently held on an interim basis by Mr. David Oberholtzer, who seeks to serve the year and has the endorsement of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County.

Interested applicants should not only notify the office of Chairman Ron Roberts, but also Thomas Pastuszka, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, who will have a staff person send the requisite County application form and supplemental information. Both Chairman Roberts and Mr. Pastuszka can be reached at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101.

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