A word of advice to anyone hoping to represent Los Angeles County on the State Bar Board of Governors: Get the blessing of the Breakfast Club.

Not the one comprising Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and the other Brat Packers in the 1985 movie of the same name. Rather, the one in Los Angeles made up of about 160 to 170 lawyers from every legal walk of life. The one that can make or break a Bar governor’s campaign.