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The Bar Association of San Francisco Announces Board Nominating Committee
Association members encouraged to apply for open board seats


August 19, 2011 – San Francisco – The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) announced its Board of Directors nominating committee and encouraged association members interested in being considered for open board positions to apply.

Nominating Committee members include: immediate past BASF President Arturo J. González, Morrison & Foerster; immediate past Barristers Club President Avin Sharma, Attorney at Law; Alica Del Valle,; David Tsai, Perkins Coie; Tracy Salisbury, Shartsis Friese; Susan Kumagai, Lafayette & Kumagai; Joe Catalano, Union Bank; James Finberg, Altshuler Berzon; Jon Streeter, Keker & Van Nest; Mehrnaz Boroumand Smith, Kilpatrick Townsend; Pamela Herzig, Law Offices of Pamela Herzig; and Sharon Woo, San Francisco District Attorney's Office.

The committee will meet to nominate for 2012 the positions of President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary, as well as six directors for the three-year term of 2012-2014.

The committee must make its report public no later than September 25. In addition to the persons nominated by the committee, members of the association may petition to run for a seat on the Board of Directors, or for the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer or Secretary. The petition, which must be signed by at least one percent (75 members) of the voting members of the association, must be received in BASF offices not earlier than September 21 and no later than October 15, 2011. If there is more than one nominee for any office, or more than six nominees for director, an election of BASF members will be held.

Interested persons may contact Daniel Burkhardt, BASF Executive Director, Arturo J. González, or any member of the nominating committee.

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104