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Monday, November 25, 2002


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Dorothy Tucker Reappointed to State Bar Board of Governors


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles psychologist Dorothy Tucker has returned to the State Bar Board of Governors to claim the record for being the longest serving public member.

State Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson appointed Tucker to succeed Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, who resigned earlier this year.

Tucker was first appointed to the board in 1990 by then-Speaker Willie Brown. She later served as an appointee of the Senate Rules Committee when it was chaired by Bill Lockyer, now the state attorney general.

Earlier this month Tucker was appointed to the oversight committee of the State Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program, an initiative to rehabilitate attorneys suffering from drug or alcohol abuse or mental illness.

Tucker was on hand for the State Bar’s most turbulent moments in the 1990s, including the 1997 dues bill veto and the aftermath in which the de-funded organization virtually shut down its operations.

One of six public member seats on the board remains vacant. Gov. Gray Davis last month reappointed two—Riverside nurse Janet Green and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo history professor John G. Snetsinger.

The others are Inglewood City Administrator Joseph T. Rouzan Jr. and Marin Community Foundation program officer Chantel LaRene Walker.

Four public members are appointed by the governor and one each by the Assembly speaker and the Senate Rules Committee.

Fifteen members of the 23-person Board of Governors are lawyers elected by their peers in geographic districts. One representative is sent by the California Young Lawyers Association, and one member is the State Bar president.

One of the elected seats remains open. Voting closed Tuesday for the District Three seat representing Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Ballots are expected to be tabulated Dec. 3-5.


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