Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, December 21, 2007


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James Hussey Appointed to State Bar Board of Governors


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced yesterday that he has appointed insurance agent James Hussey to the California State Bar Board of Governors.

Hussey, 71, of Rolling Hills Estates, has served as the president and chief executive officer of the Hussey Insurance Agency in San Pedro since 1968.

If confirmed to the position by the Senate, he will become one of six “public members,” non-lawyers appointed to the 23-member board that sets policy and oversees the licensing and professional organization for California lawyers.

Other public members are appointed by the Senate Rules Committee and by the speaker of the Assembly. 

Lawyer members of the board are elected by California attorneys.

Hussey served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1960, and then held various positions in the finance and banking industries until assuming his current position.

A Republican, he is currently chairman of the board for Western Commercial Bank.  He also previously served as a member of the California State Bar Examining Committee, which is empowered and required under state law to ascertain the qualifications of applicants seeking admission to practice law in California.

He has also served on many local community group boards, most recently as chair of the Pacific Corridor Redevelopment Project in San Pedro.


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