Friday, July 11, 2008
Law Revision Commission Elects New Leaders
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The California Law Review Commission announced yesterday that its members have elected Pamela L. Hemminger of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as the commission’s new chairperson, and Deputy Attorney General Susan Duncan Lee as its new vice-chairperson.
Hemminger, of La Cañada Flintridge, and Lee, of Tiburon, will each serve a one-year term of office, beginning Sept. 1.
The commission is a state agency responsible for studying problem areas in California law and recommending needed reforms to the Governor and Legislature. Its current workload includes the reorganization of statutes governing deadly weapons, the survival of the attorney-client privilege after death, the disqualification of certain beneficiaries of donative transfers, and other continuing studies.
Hemminger was appointed to the commission in 2005, and has been a partner at Gibson Dunn since 1985. Her practice is national in scope, and includes all aspects of labor and employment law, representing management.
She graduated from Pomona College and Pepperdine University School of Law, and was admitted to the State Bar in 1976.
Lee has served as a California deputy attorney general since 1989—when she was admitted to the State Bar—and supervises the attorney general’s Opinions Unit. She graduated from UC Berkeley and UC Hastings School of Law.
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