The appointment carries substantial responsibility as the Committee is responsible for screening all California bar applicants, administering the twice yearly California bar examination, and overseeing the process of law school accreditation throughout the state.
The committee also registers unaccredited law schools, studies and reports on proposed changes in the law and other matters concerning the requirements for admission to practice law in California.
The committee is composed of 10 lawyers, including one young lawyer member admitted three years or less before the time of his or her appointment, and nine public members who must not be members of the State Bar or admitted to practice before any court in the United States.
The State Bar's Board of Trustees appoints the lawyer members to this committee. Members serve four-year terms.
Congratulations to Douglas S. Saeltzer.