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State Bar Announces 2012 Board of Governors Special Election Results

PHOENIX - May 29, 2012 - The State Bar of Arizona today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Governors.

David G. Derickson has been elected by State Bar members to serve on the Board of Governors for two years. A special election was held to fill the remainder of a four-year term in District 6 that will be vacated by Joe Kanefield after he completes his term as President.

Derickson is currently the principal of the Law Offices of David G. Derickson, where he practices criminal defense, civil litigation, professional malpractice and personal injury law. He served as Deputy Public Defender from 1970 through 1973 and then transitioned into private practice. He also served as Superior Court Judge for Maricopa County from 1979 to 1983, Presiding Criminal Judge from 1979 to 1983 and Judge Pro Tempore from 1983 to1996.

He is authorized to practice before the United States Supreme Court and has been an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell for more than 20 years. Derickson is a charter member, past president and government liaison of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice non-profit organization. He received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College and his law degree from the University of Arizona.

The other seat on the Board of Governors was filled by Jennifer Rebholz of Farley Seletos Choate, newly elected President of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD). YLD presidents garner an automatic seat on the Board of Governors during their one-year tenure.

The Board of Governors is expected to certify the election results at its June 19th meeting.

About the Board of Governors
The State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors oversees the policy making and operation of the organization. The Board is comprised of 30 people: four non-attorney, public members appointed by the Board; three at-large members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; 19 attorney members elected by fellow Bar members in their district; and four ex-officio members (immediate past president and the deans of Arizona's three law schools). The Board meets a minimum of nine times each year.

About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,900 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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