Client Security Fund commission

Appointment Information

The Client Security Fund (CSF) reimburses clients who have lost money or property due to theft or an equivalent dishonest act committed by a California lawyer acting in a professional capacity.

CSF is overseen by the Client Security Fund Commission, an independent body that is appointed by and reports to the Board of Trustees.

The commission:

  • determines whether or not applications filed with the Client Security Fund qualify for reimbursement under the fund's rules;
  • makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the fund's rules, the methods for reviewing applications, and the financial and administrative needs of the fund.

The commission is composed of seven members, four lawyers and three non-lawyer public members.  The members are selected when their background and experience contribute to CSF goals.

  • Expected 2015-16 vacancies: 2 (lawyer and non-lawyer positions) 
  • Approximate number of meetings per year: 6
  • 2014-15 Chair: Douglas J. Hartsough, Brentwood
  • Staff contacts: Lori Meloch, Betty Yung 213-765-1150

For additional information, go to the Client Security Fund.

Deadline for 2015 applications:  Feb. 2. 2015

2015-16 terms begin: Conclusion of 2015 State Bar Annual Meeting (Oct. 11, 2015)