Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, November 15, 2004


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Pauline Weaver to Head State Bar Foundation


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Pauline Weaver, a former member of the State Bar Board of Governors and a former chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, yesterday was elected president of the Foundation of the State Bar of California.

Weaver, and the other officers elected yesterday by the foundationís Board of Governors meeting in Sonoma, will take office in January.

Weaver, an Alameda County deputy public defender, is also a member of the American Bar Assn. Board of Governors, a member of the ABAís Minority Caucus, and a past president of the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations.

Two former State Bar presidents from Los Angeles were also elected to foundation posts. Harvey I. Saferstein, of the Santa Monica office of the international law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, will serve as a vice president and Deputy Los Angeles District Attorney Karen Nobumoto will be the new treasurer.

Also elected as vice presidents were two former State Bar Board of Governors members from Los Angeles, Clara Slifkin, a deputy attorney general, and Judith Gilbert of Calabasas.

Weaver and Saferstein are presently vice presidents and Gilbert is secretary.

The new secretary will be Janet Green, a public member from Riverside who also serves as a lay member of the State Bar of California.

The foundation, created in 1990, provides scholarships and grants. It is funded by corporate sponsors as well as individual attorneys who pay a voluntary assessment at the time they pay State Bar dues.

Hiring of a new executive director for the foundation, attorney Leslie T. Hatamiya, was announced last week.


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