Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, October 30, 2008


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Governor Announces Appointment to State Criminal Justice Council


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday named Orange County attorney Steven Knoblock to the California Council on Criminal Justice.

The council reviews, revises, and approves the annual comprehensive state plan for the improvement of criminal justice and delinquency prevention activities throughout the state.

Its members include the attorney general, the administrative director of the courts; and 19 members appointed by the governor. Appointment to the council does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.

Knoblock, 56, of San Clemente, has served on the San Clemente City Council since 2005. Knoblock has worked as of counsel with Luce Forward Hamilton and Scripps since 2007.

Prior to that, he served as the assistant general counsel and senior vice president of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. from 2000 to 2007 and was a shareholder with Duckor Spradling and Metzger from 1997 to 1999.

He was a sole practitioner from 1992 to 1997, vice president and general counsel for Great American Bank from 1987 to 1992 and served as in-house counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company for the Southern California Region from 1986 to 1987.

From 1982 to 1986, he served as division counsel at Safeco Title Insurance Company and, from 1978 and 1982, he was in private law practice.

Knoblock is a Republican.


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