Calif. State Bar Picks 1st Hispanic President

Law360, San Diego (July 22, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The California State Bar on Friday elected Luis Rodriguez, an attorney with the Los Angeles County public defender’s office, as its new president, marking the first public defender and first Latino to hold the post.

Rodriguez, who ran unopposed in the board of trustees’ election, will be sworn in as the 89th president of the 243,000-member organization at the annual bar meeting in October in San Jose. He will take over the reins from outgoing president Patrick Kelly.

In addition, Craig Holden, a Los Angeles trial...
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