The Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on April 11, 2013. This year’s event was dedicated to the Hon. Joyce Cram on the occasion of her retirement and for her service to the Women’s Section. Proceeds benefited the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.
The Barristers/Young Lawyers Section presented BRIDGING THE GAP on February 22, 2013. Please see below for photos:
The Solo Section meets for a networking breakfast the third Wednesday of even-numbered months. Free for section members. For more information, visit the Solo Section page at www.cccba.org.
Whether you are hiring or looking for a job, our Job Board is a great place to target your search. CCCBA members receive special pricing to post jobs, while job seekers can post resumes and create job alerts for free!
Judy Johnson was inducted on February 1, 2013. She has been named as one of 20 “Women Leaders in Law” by The Recorder in 2011.
Anita Santos is excited to be the new child support commissioner. Prior to her appointment, Anita had a private practice in Solano County as a sole practitioner in family law since 2008.
On February 7, 2013, members got a change to meet Family and Juvenile Division judges on a one-to-one basis. Please see photos below.
In January, the Women’s Section held their Power Networking Lunch, which was a great success! Please see photos below.
In January, CCCBA members responded to the call from the CCC Superior Court for Pro Tem Judges. Participants in the Judicial Demeanor training classes learned about appropriate bench conduct, demeanor and decorum. Discussing potential scenarios led to much laughter among participants!
On January 25, the 2013 Board of Directors and Section Leaders of the Contra Costa County Bar Association were officially installed during a luncheon honoring Richard Frankel for nearly two decades of extraordinary volunteer service to the CCCBA. After the presentations, Board President Jay Chafetz sat down with the Honorable Goodwin Liu for a mesmerizing Q&A chat.
The Membership Renewal Drive is ending on March 1, 2013. Don’t miss out on being included in the 2013-2014 membership directory.
Here’s a few benefits of the directory:
- Membership-wide distribution increases visibility
- Utilized as …
Congratulations to Steven L. Sumnick, 2013 winner of the CCCBA Online Renewal Drawing. Mr. Sumnick has won a “day pass” worth $175.00 for the use of the CCCBA conference room with our new concierge service.
The ABA Commission on IOLTA reported that there are new IRS requirements affecting the reporting of credit card transactions that have the potential to negatively impact IOLTA accounts and lead to ethical violations by attorneys.
Thank you to all of our speakers, presenters, panelists, sponsors, volunteers and attendees who made the 2012 MCLE Spectacular extra spectacular! Below are some pictures and video of our plenary speakers: Professor Rory K. Little, Richard North Patterson, and Carmela Castellano-Garcia.
Thank you for joining us at the Lafayette Park Hotel for an inspiring evening honoring three outstanding local High School Law Academies: DeAnza High School Law Academy, Deer Valley High School Law & Justice Academy, and Richmond High …
Your membership helped us accomplish so much this year! In collaboration with our 21 sections, we offered more than 100 MCLE events. This year’s events included a Law Practice Management Series, Family Law Training Series, our annual Mexico MCLE trip, as well as numerous networking mixers and other social events.
Judge Mockler’s induction took place on June 22, 2012. After the court convened en banc, Master of Ceremonies, Charles James, former Contra Costa Public Defender, introduced the speakers: Karen Moghtader, Deputy Public Defender; Julie Hast, Deputy District Attorney, Hon. Richard Flier (ret.), and Robert Rich of Beltzer, Hulchiy & Murray.
Adequate court funding is essential because courts exist to serve the public and support democracy. Year after year, however, budget cuts force our courts to do more with less, threaten to close courthouse doors and …
You must have thought I had given up on my Civil Jury Verdicts column for the Contra Costa Lawyer. I didn’t, but apparently lots of trial lawyers did, as I received no reports of trials, settlements or arbitration awards for a long time. However, recently I have received a number of reports. Thanks, folks, and keep them coming!
On May 10, 2012, the Robert G. McGrath Inns Of Court had another fun meeting at the Lafayette Park Hotel. This was the last meeting of the year and Judge Rebecca Hardie’s pupilage group provided a great presentation on Yelp and the legal profession.