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Development Council

The mission of Bay Area Legal Services' Council is to assist in securing the financial future of BALS with strategic fund raising efforts.  The Council consists of 20-25 members, including community leaders from diverse fields: medicine, real estate, insurance, education, financial services, accounting, media, law, small business, human resources, law enforcement, and ministry.  Participation by these community leaders enhances the image and awareness of BALS.

Become a member of our Council and you can join other community leaders who develop, promote, and support BALS' fundraising efforts.

Current Council members are:

R. Tom Elligett, Chairperson
David T. Knight, Vice Chair
Sara Alpert Lawson
J. Kevin Carey
Judge Paul Danahy
Wiline Davis
Richard Gilbert
Norman A. Harris
Roy Hellwege
Benjamin Hill, III
Charles F. Ketchey, Jr.
John Kynes
Gov. Bob Martinez, Honorary
Jason Mehta
Cory J. Person
Craig Rothburd
Edward Waller, Jr.

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