The Southern District of California will be selecting four new Lawyer Representatives for a three-year term, and three “alternate” Lawyer Representatives for a one-year term. The procedures for the selection of Lawyer Representatives, as well as an application, can be found on the Court’s website:  Any attorney interested in applying should complete the application and submit such application along with (1) a current resume that is no longer than two pages, and (2) a brief statement of interest and qualifications. Interested attorneys may send their applications to the United States District Court, Southern District of California, 333 West Broadway, Suite 420, San Diego, CA 92101, Attention: Lisa Christensen.  Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 15, 2016. Please note on the envelope: “Lawyer Representative Application Enclosed.”

Lawyer Representatives’ duties include attending and actively participating in the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, the annual Southern District of California Conference, regular meetings of Lawyer Representatives in the District and public events at the District Court, as well as organizing and actively participating in various special projects each year. All Lawyer Representatives are expected to attend the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and the Southern District of California Conference each year. Those not planning to attend a conference will be asked to explain in writing to the Chief Judge their reasons for not attending.

Any interested attorney with questions regarding the role and responsibilities of the Lawyer Representatives may contact the current co-chairs: Andy Schopler at (619) 546-8068 and Shireen Becker at (858) 314-1184.

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