The California Law Revision Commission is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Active membership in the California State Bar and a minimum of 10 years legal work is required. Legislative and/or policy experience strongly desired. The position has overall responsibility for managing the agency and for performing and directing high level legal work in support of the Commission’s law reform studies.  Screening of applications will begin in April. The position’s start date is September 25, 2023.

Current projects include thorough reviews of (1) California Antitrust Law and (2) sex/sexual orientation/gender discrimination. Experience with those topics is a plus.

Further details, including application instructions, can be found here:

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About California Law Revision Commission

The California Law Revision Commission is a state agency headed by a 10-member public body, consisting of seven gubernatorial appointees, a member of the Assembly, a Senator, and the Legislative Counsel. The Commission studies problems in California law, as authorized by the Legislature, and recommends statutory reforms to address them. Since its formation in 1953, over 90% of its recommendations have been enacted into law, affecting more than 25,000 code sections.

The Commission also administers a second multimember law reform body, the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code (comprised of five gubernatorial appointees, an Assembly Member, and a Senator). It was formed in 2020 to make recommendations for criminal justice reform. In 2020–2022, the Committee made 34 recommendations to the Legislature. Twelve have been fully or partially enacted into law and another six have been introduced as bills in 2023.