Elected to Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees
Christine Chambers Goodman, professor of law, was unanimously appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Board of Trustees on April 5. A LACBA member since 1998 and current chair of its Diversity in the Profession Committee, Goodman will serve a two-year term. Alan K. Steinbrecher, president of LACBA, said that Goodman brings “thoughtful insight into the law and topics of diversity as an educator” which “will add a unique perspective to the Board.”
Goodman joined the faculty at Pepperdine in 2001 and teaches Race and the Law; Evidence; and Community Outreach: Youth Mentoring in Law. She also serves as an advisor to the Black Law Students’ Association and Women’s Legal Association, and has been a trial team coach. She began her career in academia at UCLA in 1995, where she created and taught a course in lawyering skills for public interest attorneys.
“I like keeping involved in what real lawyers do day-to-day in Los Angeles,” says Goodman of her involvement with LACBA. “My contribution to the board is to be a role model for others, to show young people that they too can be a leader in their community.”