Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


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Governor Taps San Francisco Attorneys for State Posts


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday selected San Francisco attorney Ronnie Caplane to serve as chair of the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.

He also tapped Deputy Attorney General Susan D. Lee to serve another term on the California Law Revision Commission.

Caplane, 63, has served as a member of the WCAB since 2003. The chairperson position does not require Senate confirmation and pays $132,179.

Before joining the commission, Caplane worked as a freelance writer and columnist and was a partner at Bruynell & Caplane from 1983 to 1985. She was also a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division from 1979 to 1982.

Caplane is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and UC Hastings law school.

Lee, 49, has served on the California Law Revision Commission since 2003. Reappointment to this position requires Senate confirmation, and the compensation is $50 per diem.

She has worked as deputy attorney general and supervising deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice since 1989.

The attorney attended UC Berkeley before graduating from law school at UC Hastings.

Both of Brown’s nominees are Democrats.


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