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State Bar Of California Criminal Law Advisory Commission

We are proud to announce firm owner David J. Cohen, Esq., was appointed by the Board of Trustees, State Bar of California, on May 21, 2014 as advisory commissioner for the State Bar of California, Criminal Law Advisory Commission. Mr. Cohen's appointment as advisory commissioner began on September 14, 2014, and will expire at the close of the 2018 State Bar Annual Meeting for a term of four years.

In order to become a commissioner of the California State Bar Criminal Law Advisory Commission, the Board of Trustees governing the State Bar of California must appoint the advisors. The appointed advisory commission consists of eight attorney members and one non-attorney public member. An advisory commission is appointed for each of the eleven areas of specialization to advise the California Board of Legal Specialization. Each advisory commission meets approximately six times a year.

    The advisory commissions:
  • Review and make recommendations on certification and recertification applications to the Board of Legal Specialization
  • Develop and grade the legal specialist examination
  • Review and approve applications for approved legal specialty education provider status and for individual education programs
  • Recommend revisions to the standards for certification and recertification to reflect current practice in the area of law
  • Examination drafting
  • Examination grading

Appointment to an advisory commission:

To become appointed as an advisory commissioner for one of the eleven areas of specialization, an application must be submitted to the California State Bar Appointment Office. The application is then reviewed by the committee applied to, then forwarded to the California State Bar Board of Trustees for review. The Board of Trustees will make the appointments for each area of specialization.



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