Gala Reception in support of the Elder Law Center – Celebrating Judge Norm Spellberg (ret.) for his lifelong contributions to the Contra Costa legal community: 11/4/2010 at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek.
On November 4, 2010, about 200 people came together at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center to honor Judge Norman Spellberg, to raise funds for the reconstituted Elder Law Center and to learn the proper care and treatment for a rattlesnake bite (more about that later).
The event, which included a silent auction, raised approximately $55,000 for the Elder Law Center, which provides pro bono legal services to Contra Costa County residents who are 65 and older and are victims of elder financial abuse. Originally begun by John F. Kennedy University School of Law, the Elder Law Center is now run as a collaboration between The Law Center and the Contra Costa County Bar Association.
Judge Norman Spellberg was the guest of honor in recognition of his many years of service to the Contra Costa legal community, his service on the Bench, and his particular service to the elder members of our community who are in need of legal representation. Judge Spellberg then regaled those in attendance not with words of legal wisdom, but with a tale of adventure: there were rattlesnakes! Forests! Questionable attendants! Steep hills and raging rivers (ok, maybe not “raging” rivers, but a river at the bottom of a hill- doesn’t have quite the same pizzaz). Those who heard the tale will never be quite the same again.
To see more photos of the Gala Reception, visit the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Facebook page!
Learn more about the Elder Law Center – What is it? Why do we need it? Bill Gagen explains…[YouTube video]
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