Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, August 16, 2002


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State Bar Seeking Applications for Rural Legal Assistance Board


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The State Bar of California is accepting applications from attorneys who want to serve on the board of directors of a non-profit program which provides legal assistance to the rural poor.

California Rural Legal Assistance, funded by the Legal Services Corporation, has been responsible for bringing changes to the way farm workers on treated throughout the state, including holding classes on health, safety, and pesticides for 10,000 California farm workers, sponsoring Californiaís Housing Trust Fund which annually turns $20 million in offshore oil taxes into funds for low-income housing and sponsoring the Birth Defect Prevention Act which forces pesticide companies must test the harmfulness of their products to human beings.

One two-year position on the organizationís 45-member board is open. The board is made up of representatives from the state and county bar organizations, legal organizations and non-attorney members.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 10.

Eligible applicants must be members of the State Bar, support the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act, and have an interest in and knowledge of the delivery of quality legal services to the poor.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 10.

Interested attorneys should send a letter listing the reasons why they should be appointed. A resume outlining work experience, community activity and education must be included.

Application materials should be sent to Chris Zupanovich, State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; or


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