The State Bar of California

Executive Director

Filing Deadline: March 24, 2021
Valerie Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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The State Bar of California is currently seeking a seasoned executive and demonstrated leader to serve as its Executive Director. The State Bar of California is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government. Its mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system. The State Bar of California is the largest state bar in the United States, with over 265,000 licensees, a budget of $205 million, and 611 full-time employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles, most of whom are represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1000. A track record of success, proven accomplishments, and superior performance in managing a public, private, or nonprofit enterprise of similar size and complexity to the State Bar are highly desirable qualities. The State Bar seeks candidates with exemplary people skills and organizational management and leadership skills, and familiarity with the legal profession. Qualified candidates will possess the knowledge and professional competence required to effectively lead the State Bar’s programs in support of its mission, in a highly political environment with multiple stakeholders and a dynamic governance structure. Candidates must possess a minimum of ten years of senior-level management responsibility, including experience leading change initiatives and building “best in class” organizations. The selected candidate will be offered a contract that includes a salary and benefits package that is competitive with similar organizations.