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California Bar Journal: First Latino, public defender in line to head governing board

Luis Rodriguez is poised to become the State Bar’s next president by virtue of being the only trustee seeking that office in the July election.

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Rodriguez left unspoken the fact that he would be the State Bar’s first Latino president, talking instead of being the first public defender to hold the position. And, he joked after scanning a wall filled with photos of past leaders, the first with a goatee.

“It means a lot to me that this happened for so many reasons,” Rodriguez said at the May 10 Board of Trustees meeting after CEO Joseph Dunn announced that Rodriguez would be running unopposed. “It’s a great opportunity.”

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