DES MOINES, IA — The American Bar Association has appointed retired ARAG general counsel David Baker to a three-year term on the Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services. The committee works closely with the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API) to promote the development of legal service plans for the benefit of consumers and attorneys and is part of its governing board of directors. Baker had previously served several terms as an elected member of API’s board.
Baker spent 13 years as ARAG general counsel and four years as the organization’s treasurer. He has been a member of the ARAG board of directors since 2006. He has more than three decades of experience delivering legal services including working with the Ohio State Legal Services Association and directing the Ohio State Bar Association sponsored legal plan for City of Columbus employees. Baker also provided consulting services to legal plan developers, plan sponsors, entrepreneurs and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Baker earned his juris doctorate degree from Ohio State University and his bachelor of philosophy from Wayne State University. He is an inactive member of the bar in Iowa and Ohio and has been active in several organizations including the American Bar Association, the Association for Corporate Counsel and the Iowa and Ohio state bar associations.
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