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PRO BONO EXPO

How You Can Help Our Community: Pro Bono in Contra Costa Are you interested in pro bono opportunities in Contra Costa County, but don’t know what is available? Join us for the Pro Bono Expo on November 3, 2016, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. […]

MCLE Spectacular 2016

MCLE Spectacular 2016

The speakers for CCCBA’s 22nd Annual MCLE Spectacular have been announced. This day-long event will be held Friday November 18 at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel. Breakfast Kickoff Speaker: CATHARINE BAKER California Assemblyperson, 16th Assembly District Luncheon Keynote Speaker DRUCILLA S. RAMEY Dean Emerita and Professor of Law at Golden Gate University Afternoon Plenary Speaker […]

Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members

The Contra Costa County Bar Association is proud to introduce the following new members who joined our Bar in June. Please welcome them the next time you see one of these folks. Mohua “Adrienne” Ahmed Layli Caborn Daphne Drescher Alexandra Easley Joanna Funke Jonathan King Patricia Lyon Matthew McCullough Christina McPherson David Mojica Keum Park […]

BAR FUND Benefit

Thursday, October 6, 2016 Lafayette Park Hotel, 5:30 – 8 pm Make your reservation now for the BAR FUND BENEFIT. This year funds raised at our event will benefit a new program from Community Violence Solutions focused on Preventing Human Trafficking in Contra Costa and Marin Counties. Tickets: Single Tickets: $85 each Law Student Ticket: […]

The 20/10/5 Rule: The Key to Managing Your Firm and Your Life

The 20/10/5 Rule: The Key to Managing Your Firm and Your Life

Many small firm and solo attorneys who seek outside marketing assistance are frustrated by their income, stressed out, and/or overworked. There are usually three specific issues that stand in the way of their success.

Celebrity Apprentice Replaces Trump with the Governator

Celebrity Apprentice Replaces Trump with the Governator

It looks like fans of NBC’s The Apprentice will have to wait until January 2017 for Arnold Schwarzenegger to ride in on his white horse and “take the reigns” of the popular reality series. The “’NEW’ Celebrity Apprentice” will mark Season 15 for the franchise and season 8 for the celebrity version. Given Donald Trump’s […]

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk: Summer Binge Watching – What are your favorites?

Hands down – “Game of Thrones” is worthy of binging. There are parallels between the show and everyday life.  There are copious plots, twists and turns which captivates the audience. There are characters you absolutely love, and those you love to hate and wish the worst demise simply because of their barbaric nature. The fanatics, […]

Fund raiser for Contra Costa Solano Food Bank

Uncorked! Fundraiser for the Food Bank

Enjoy the fine wines of G V Cellars, gourmet  bites from local caterer, MagPies, delicious cupcakes from Just A Simple Cupcake, and live entertainment from the popular cover band, Running With Scissorz. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:00-4:00 pm G V Cellars 1635 Mason Road, Fairfield $40 per person Purchase tickets online at www.foodbankccs.org/uncorked. Contra Costa County Bar Association supports the Food […]

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members who joined the Contra Costa County Bar Association over the past few months. Dean Allen Joanna Barron Margaret Berciano Chris Crittenton O’Neill Dennis Morgan Durham Gamaliel Galindo Maria Garfinkle Rashida Harmon WookSun(Phil) Hong Jeffrey Hubins Rebecca Kelly Frank Khalil Christina Lopez Nicholas Ma Christine MacDonald Shian MacLean Christine McMurry […]

Women's Section Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Women’s Section Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Women’s Section CCCBA hosted its annual Wine Tasting at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill on May 17.

NEW MCLE Ethics Series Announced

NEW MCLE Ethics Series Announced

  The CCCBA MCLE Series Committee has designed a new program for 2016. The goal is to create a program that encourages opportunities for members to engage with different sections and provide MCLE credit for topics that have Bar-wide interest. All sessions take place on Wednesdays, from 5 – 6:30 pm Location: CCCBA 5th Floor […]

Meet ABA President on August 1

Meet ABA President on August 1

  CCCBA members are invited to a special event to meet and hear from ABA President Paulette Brown. President Brown’s topic will be ‘The Status of Women and People of Color Practicing Law Around the World.’ Judge Judy Johnson will be speaking about what is being done locally to increase the diversity pipeline in the […]

Thank You to our 2016 Sustaining Law Firms

Thank You to our 2016 Sustaining Law Firms

Message from the President: June 2016

Message from the President: June 2016

Our members are looking for more networking opportunities and many are looking for programs closer to their homes or offices.

A Matter of Life or Death

A Matter of Life or Death

Judge Raymond Carlton stroked his graying mustache as he reflected on the opinion, just received, affirming the judgment in his death penalty trial of Ralph Jackson, a jury verdict he would never forget. Five years before, on a Tuesday afternoon the lingering bay fog left an ominous pallor over Parchester Village, an older enclave in […]