David Fermino Appointed Vice-Chair of California State Bar’s JNE Commission

August 2016

Sideman & Bancroft LLP partner David Fermino has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (“JNE”) by the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees, effective February 1, 2017.

An agency of the State Bar of California, the JNE Commission evaluates judicial candidates nominated by the Governor. It is composed of attorneys and public members who represent a broad cross-section of California’s diverse legal profession and general population. The all-volunteer commission cannot nominate or appoint judges; it does, however, thoroughly investigate candidates for judicial appointment while maintaining a code of strict confidentiality.

Mr. Fermino was first appointed as a JNE commission member February 1, 2015.