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                        May 2009                                                                                    Volume 39 Issue 5

san Mateo CountY             Ce   l e b r a t i n g   9 2 Ye   a r s   o f   se   r v i C e   t o   sa   n   Ma   t e o   Co   u n t Y

  bar assoCiation       BAR SERVICE NEWS
2009 offiCers
                        THE PRESIDENT’S CORNER                                       responsible for the orientation, training and
Nancy L. de Ita                                   May is the month Law               intricate scheduling of the matches held
President                                         Day is celebrated here             in both the Redwood City and South San
                                                  and across the nation.             Francisco courthouses. In addition, they have
W. George Wailes                                  Traditionally, in San              recruited attorney coaches for the participating
Vice President                                    Mateo County we                    high school teams as well as judges and scorers
                                                  celebrate by holding               for each night of the competition. Their
Michèle M. Bissada                                our annual Law Day                 consistent good will and positive attitude
Treasurer                                         Luncheon where we                  have overcome droughts of attorney coaches,
                                                  recognize and honor                scorers and volunteers as well as last minute
Joshua M. Bentley                                 high school students,              cancellations. Their dedication to the program
                                                  their teacher-advisors             has been infinite. John and Karen will be
                                                  and coaches who have               stepping down this year and passing the torch
                                                  participated in our                to Greg Jouriles, a Social Science teacher
2009 DireCtors            Mock Trial program. San Mateo County’s                     at Hillsdale High School and Suzanne Ury,
                          program gives our local high school students               Executive Assistant at the San Mateo County
Jeffery L. Boyarsky                                                                  Bar Association. They are already planning for
                          the opportunity to learn about the legal
Joseph P. Crawford        profession by preparing and participating in               next year’s competition.
Leland Davis, III         a mock criminal trial competition. Each year
                                                                                     I hope by the time you read this you were able
Nancy L. Fineman          a dedicated group of attorneys give up their
                                                                                     to attend the Law Day Luncheon held April
Peter F. Goldscheider     free time to instruct and coach the student
                                                                                     24th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel honoring our
                          participants. Members of our judiciary also
Jeffrey B. Hayden                                                                    mock trial student participants and coaches as
                          volunteer their time to preside over the actual
S. D. Narayan                                                                        well John Heron and Karen Gotelli. Former
                          mock trial. It is this dedication that has kept
Linda Noeske                                                                         State Assemblyman Gene Mullin presented
                          the program running for 25 years.
                                                                                     John Heron with a trophy commemorating
Edward C. Pomeroy
                          At the helm of this very successful program                his 25 years of dedication to the Mock Trial
Lauren Zorfas             have been Coordinator John Heron and
                          Assistant Karen Gotelli. They have been                                   See President’s Corner on page 2
san Mateo CountY
  bar assoCiation
  life MeMbers
                        ! ASSOCIATION CONTACTS
Joshua M. Bentley         Main Phone                                                                  650.298.4030
                          Main Fax:                                                                   650.368.3892
Martha G. Bronitsky
                          Private Defender Program                                                    650.298.4000
Joseph W. Cotchett
                          Private Defender Program Fax                                                650.369.8083
Lorelei Keim
Vivian L. Kral
Michael D. Liberty
Niall P. McCarthy         John Digiacinto, Exec. Dir.                                                 650.298.4003
Mark C. Molumphy          Deborah Kemper, Assoc. Exec. Dir.                                           650.298.4018
William L. Nagle          Myra Weiher, Asst. Exec. Dir.                                               650.298.4006
Frank M. Pitre            Mary Basco, PDP Ofc. Mgr.                                                   650.298.4004
Bruce L. Simon            Fee Arbitration Program                                                     650.298.4023
John A. Skelton, Jr.      Lawyer Referral Service (attorneys only)                                    650.298.4017
Mark C. Watson            Lawyer Referral Service (clients)                                           650.369.4149
Here-Say                                                                                                                  Volume 39 Issue 5

                                                  President’s Corner from page 1                    Libby O’Leary, and Susan Roos: Crystal
 The Here-Say is the monthly newsletter                                                             Springs
 of the San Mateo County Bar                        program. Going forward, the plaque              Mirissa McMurray: Hillsdale
 Association.                                       presented to the Outstanding Attorney           Chris Lagod, Mike Haven, Craig
                                                    will be known as The John Heron Award.          Heimark, Katen Salty, Sandi Nichols,
 The purpose of the Bar Association is              The Honorable Teresa Guerrero-Daley             Janet Wilson: Menlo School
 to advance jurisprudence; to improve               was an inspiring keynote speaker! I             Dennis Zell: Mills
 the education and proficiency of its               would like to extend my thanks to our           Kathleen Rae Panek and Stephen Ink: San
 members; to foster the understanding               Treasurer, Michele Bissada, who acted as        Mateo
 of the legal profession by the public; to          the Master of Ceremonies in my absence,         Kevin Chung: South San Francisco
                                                    and the Community Affairs Committee             Sarah Burdick: Terra Nova
 encourage cordial relations among its
                                                    for organizing this special event (see the      Marc Zafferano: Westmoor
 members; and to maintain the honor
                                                    list of committee members inside this           Aaron Fitzgerald: El Camino
 and dignity of the Bar.
                                                    edition of the Here-Say).
                                                                                                  Attorney Scorers:
 Life Members of the San Mateo                      Looking ahead, please mark your                 Debbie Appel, Bill Bauld, Justin Berger,
 County Bar Association have made                   calendars for our upcoming events which         Sarah Boxer, Jacquelyn Brown, Robert
 significant financial commitments to               include Judge’s Night on June 5th at the        Bruening, Ray Buenaventura, Daniel
 the Bar Association, for which the                 Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame and            Callaway, Steve Carlson, Laurent Chen,
 SMCBA is especially grateful.                      our reception to be held on July 14th           Andrew Christensen, Chris Cobey, Kevin
                                                    honoring State Bar President Holly Fujie        Collins, Elaine Fraser, Alison Gude,
 Advertising and content are due no                 and California Supreme Court Associate          Jeff Hayden, Michael Headley, Melissa
 later than the 15th of the month                   Justice Carlos R. Moreno. Details will be       Holmes, Greg Hull, Kathy Jacomb, Vishal
 preceding publication (e.g., May 15th              forthcoming.                                    Jangla, Lorelei Keim, Maria Lawless,
 for the June issue). All content must              Your President,                                 Doug Lumish, Aaron Markowitz, Neal
 be received electronically and is subject          Nancy de Ita                                    Markowitz, Colleen McAvoy, Erin
 to editing. SMCBA events are also                                                                  McDermitt, Sandy McNabb, Cameron
 published in the San Francisco Daily             MENLO SCHOOL TAKES 1ST PLACE IN                   Miller, Bonnie Miller, Jerry Nastari,
 Journal and the San Francisco Recorder.          COUNTY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION –                   Frederick Northrup, Niki Okcu, Richard
                                                  PLACES 3RD STATEWIDE!                             Pierce, Sean Ponist, Tricia Povah, Amanda
                                                    Congratulations to Menlo School for             Riddle, Miguel Rivera, Susan Ryan,
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                                                    taking top honors in our countywide             Megan Schwedhelm, Jennifer Scotto,
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                                                    year, running. The backbone of San              Hon. Gerald Buchwald, Hon. Clifford
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                                                    have given so generously their time to          Jack Grandsaert, Hon. Elizabeth Lee,
   2 Months .............................. $230
                                                    coach the student participants as well          Hon. Richard Livermore, Hon. George
   3 Months .............................. $325
                                                    as serve as judges and scorers for the 8        Miram, Hon. Carol Mittlesteadt, Hon.
                                                    nights of competition held both in the          Craig Parsons, Hon. Marie Seth Weiner,
 Non-Member Ad rates available on request.
                                                    Redwood City and South San Francisco            Dario de Ghetaldi, Jeffrey Hayden, David
                                                    courthouses. This year, many thanks go          Levy, Eric Liberman, Cameron Miller,
 San Mateo County Bar Association                   out to the following:                           Vince Scotto, George Wailes
 333 Bradford Street, 2nd Fl.
 Redwood City, CA 94063                           Attorney-Coaches:                                 In addition, thanks go to San Mateo
                                                    David Silberman and John Nibbelin:              County Superior Court personnel John
 Phone: 650.298.4030                                Jefferson High School                           Fitton, Mel Toomer, Jill Selvaggio,
 Fax:    650.368.3892                               John Allured: Aragon
 Email:                       Chris Feasel and Rick Good: Carlmont                    See President’s Corner on page 3
Here-Say                                                                                                                    May 2009

President’s Corner from page 2                                       In 2004, he            He has raised puppies for Canine
                                                                     joined the County      Companions for Independence and served
  Karen Brake, Susan Maxwell and
                                                                     Counsel’s Office       as a mentor for VIP Mentors of Santa
  Vaughn Gregory who added their
                                                                     for San Mateo          Clara County. He regularly volunteers at
  assistance to the competition by
                                                                     County and the         the Shelter Network and Community Law
  coordinating so much of the “behind the
                                                                     San Mateo County       Night. This year coached the inaugural
  scenes” tasks involving everything from
                                                                     Bar Association.       Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team.
  reserving courtrooms to security and
                                                                     His trial practice
  mailings.                                                                                 He lives in San Carlos with his wife,
                                                                     includes civil,
  It’s never too soon to start thinking                                                     two daughters, two dogs, two cats, three
                                                                     appellate and
  about next year’s competition. If you                                                     chickens and thousands of composting
  are interested in volunteering as a coach,                                                red worms. He both coaches and plays
                                                                     litigation. He
  scorer, or judge please contact Suzanne                                                   soccer and loves to do almost anything
                                               currently provides ongoing advice to the
  Ury, Executive Assistant at the San Mateo                                                 that can be done outdoors. Now that you
                                               San Mateo County Sheriff ’s Office, the
  County Private Defender Program at                                                        know a little about David, please don’t
                                               Environmental Health Division and the
  (650) 298-4024 or                                                     hesitate to say hello if you see him around
                                               First Five Commission.
                                                                                            town, in Court or in the wilderness.
                                               David is currently the District 3
FELLOW SMCBA MEMBER                                                                       DISTRICT 3 BAR ASSOCIATIONS ENDORSE
                                               (Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara
  David A. Silberman earned his J.D.                                                      CHERYL L. HICKS FOR STATE BAR BOARD
                                               and San Mateo) representative of the
  from UCLA School of Law in 2000.                                                        OF GOVERNORS
                                               State Bar’s California Young Lawyers
  Immediately following law school he                                                       The San Mateo County Bar Association
                                               Association, and co-Chair of the
  served as a law clerk for United States                                                   is pleased to endorse Cheryl L. Hicks
                                               San Mateo County Bar Association
  District Court Judge Robert Timlin (C.D.                                                  to represent District 3 on the State Bar
                                               Community Affairs Committee. He is
  Cal.) and United States Circuit Judge                                                     Board of Governors, which oversees the
                                               also a board member (and past president)
  Fortunato Benavides (5th Cir.) and as                                                     organizational, policy and professional
                                               of the Barristers Section, a member of
  an associate for the law firm of Howard,                                                  issues of the State Bar of California.
                                               the San Mateo County Green Team and
  Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and
                                               Secretary of Temple Sholom Brotherhood.
  Rabkin.                                                                                          See President’s Corner on page 11

Here-Say                                                                                         Volume 39 Issue 5

                                           Vanessa Candelaria                Kausalya Hegde
                                           Attorney at Law                   Bay Area Legal Aid
                                                                             2287 South El Camino Real
                                                                             San Mateo, CA 94403-1808
                                           J. William Dawson                 Charli Hoffman
                                           Law Office Of J. William Dawson   Hanson Family Law Grp.
                                           McGovern Building,                411 Borel Ave., Ste. 440
                                           1625 El Camino Real               San Mateo, CA 94402-3519
The SMCBA welcomes the following new and   Belmont, CA 94002                 Evan Hyun
returning members:                         Gregory Franchi                   Attorney at Law
  Roxanne Alejandre                        Narayan Law Firm                  1251 17th Ave. #4
  Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C.   2040 Pioneer Ct., 2nd Floor       San Francisco, CA 94122
  177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600                  San Mateo, CA 94403               Natasha Ng
  San Mateo, CA 94402                      Erica Graber                      Attorney at Law
  Audrey Bojack                            Merit Law Group PC                369 Ponderosa Rd.
  Narayan Law Firm                         201 San Antonio Circle            South San Francisco, CA 94080
  2040 Pioneer Ct., 2nd Floor              Moutain View, CA 94040
  San Mateo, CA 94403                                                                   See New Members on page 8

Here-Say                                                                                                                        May 2009


JUDGES’ NIGHT                                   SAN MATEO COUNTY LAW LIBRARY                      hour. For more information please contact
  Friday, June 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.                 Thursday, May 14, 2009, Noon                    Karen Lutke at 650-363-4913 or visit the
                                                                                                  Law Library online at
  Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel       LEGISLATIVE INTENT
  1177 Airport Boulevard                         710 Hamilton Street                             PLEASE SAVE THESE
  Burlingame, CA 94010                           Redwood City, CA 94063                          ADDITIONAL DATES!
  This year the San Mateo County Bar             The San Mateo County Law Library                 June 11, 2009, ANIMAL LAW, by Althea
  Association will hold its Annual Judges’       invites you to attend this free seminar!         T. Kippes, Esq.
  Night in a new location. The event will        Legislative intent is an important legal
  include, as part of an evening of fun and      consideration in California litigation.          July 9, 2009, MANLY GIRLS AND
  friendship, a legal trivia contest!            Learn what legislative intent is, where          GIRLY MEN, by Teri L.K. Shugart, Esq.
                                                 to find it, how to use it, and why it is
  We are looking for local, regional and                                                          August 13, 2009, CIVIL HARRASMENT
                                                 important. This free lecture is presented
  national legal trivia, tidbits and little                                                       RESTRAINING ORDERS, by Adam
                                                 by Legislative Intent Service, Inc., a
  known facts. Adam K. and Paul C. this                                                           Kent, Esq.
                                                 provider of legislative history materials for
  is right up your alley!  Please forward all    statutory construction analysis for over 30      September 3, 2009, EXPUNGEMENT, by
  submissions to Amanda L. Riddle at alr@        years. Lawyers and the public are invited        Alex Easterbrook, Esq. and join us on June 5, 2009       to attend this lecture. Legislative Intent
  to honor our Bench.                            Service certifies that this activity has been    October 8, 2009, CONSERVATORSHIPS,
                                                 approved for MCLE credit by the State            by Paul Constantino, Esq.
  To register for Judges’ Night, look for the
  flyer in this edition of the Here-Say!         Bar of California in the amount of one (1)              See Calendar of Events on page 6

Here-Say                                                                                                          Volume 39 Issue 5

Calendar of Events from page 5               “Ethics and Professional Responsibility,”   ESTATE PLANNING PROBATE SECTION
                                             including a discussion of the Business
  For more information please contact        & Professions Code. Also, ethical issues    CONSERVATORSHIPS
  Karen Lutke at 650-363-4913 or visit the   in the law office, including the lawyer’s     Thursday, May 21, 2009, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  Law Library online at       role and special responsibilities, types
                                                                                           San Mateo Elks Lodge
                                             of ethical errors, and the relationship
SAN MATEO COUNTY LEGAL                       of ethics, professionalism and risk
                                                                                           229 West 20th Avenue
SECRETARIES ASSOCIATION                                                                    San Mateo, CA 94403
                                             management.   This program qualifies
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL                      for one hour of MCLE credit. San              What is an attorney to do when their
RESPONSIBILITY                               Mateo County Legal Secretaries                perfect estate plan runs into real life?
  Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.         Association, a local association of Legal     Ask Margaret Martin, Estate Planning
                                             Secretaries Incorporated, an approved         Attorney specializing in Conservatorships,
  Dominic’s at Poplar Creek                  MCLE provider, certifies that this            who will present the rescue package to
  1700 Coyote Point Drive                    activity has been approved for minimum        real life issues that arise after an estate
  San Mateo, California                      continuing legal education credit by the      plan is in place and how conservatorship
                                             State Bar of California in the amount of      may help solve those issues.
  San Mateo County Legal Secretaries
                                             one hour.  Price: $28 for members and
  invites you to attend its monthly                                                        Some of the topics that will be addressed
                                             $40 for non-members – includes dinner,
  meeting. The speaker for the evening                                                     are (1) undue influence, (2) change of
                                             tax, tip and program.  Contact Jeanine
  will be Alex Edmondson from the law                                                      circumstances after incapacity; (3) mature
                                             Acosta e-mail: or
  offices of Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll,
                                             call 650-259-3223.
  Thompson & Horn on the topic of                                                                  See Calendar of Events on page 7

Here-Say                                                                                                                    May 2009

Calendar of Events from page 6                  Price: $30 for members of SMCBA               person or organization that has provided
                                                Estate Planning Section who inform            excellent service in our community to
  estate plan with not-so-mature children       us in advance that they will attend and       women lawyers or in areas of special
  (4) disabled child’s care after parents’      $45 for others. Do not send money in          concern to all women. Scholarship funds
  death and much, much more!                    advance, as it is simpler if you pay at the   collected by the Women Lawyers’ Section
  Our guest speaker, Margaret Laughlin          door. Register: Contact Vartuhi Avetisyan     Educational Foundation will be presented
  Martin is one of the successful San           by email at or by           to deserving law student(s).
  Mateo County Estate Planning attorneys,       telephone at 650-515-5832.
                                                                                              Please RSVP by May 5, 2009 to Tamarin
  specializing in conservatorships and                                                        Adair at (650) 289-1400 and mail a
                                              WOMEN LAWYERS SECTION
  guardianships. She graduated from                                                           check made out to “SMBCA” for $47.50
  University of California, Hastings School   SPRING JUDGES’ LUNCH                            per person to Tamarin at Flicker, Kerin,
  of Law and has twenty-nine years of legal     Tuesday, May 19, 2009, Noon – 1:30 p.m.       Kruger & Bissada, 120B Santa Margarita
  experience. Ms. Martin is a captivating                                                     Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025. Please
  speaker who has made numerous                 Foster City Crowne Plaza
                                                Hobee’s Restaurant                            indicate your entrée choice. The choices
  presentations on conservatorships for                                                       are Chicken Marsala, Grilled Salmon,
  various organizations in San Mateo            1101 Shoreway Road
                                                Belmont, CA 94002                             and Penne Pasta Al Pomodoro. If you are
  County, including for the San Mateo                                                         willing to sponsor one or more judges,
  County Legal Aid Society.                     The Women Lawyer’s Section will honor         please indicate in your RSVP and include
  Come and learn how you may better serve       the San Mateo County Bench at our             $47.50 per judge in your check.
  your clients and earn MCLE credits!           annual Spring Judges’ Lunch. The Elinor
                                                Falvey Award will be presented to the                See Calendar of Events on page 8

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                                                                TAKE NOTICE
             Lorelei                                            Your address or firm change/notice can appear in this section of the Here-Say by
           Jean Keim                                            sending the appropriate information to There is no
                                                                charge for this service.
 •	 Licensed	California	Attorney               STATE BAR UPDATE
 •	 San	Mateo	County	Bar	Association	Member	     SENIORS GUIDE REPRINTED — The State Bar’s popular Seniors & the Law: A Guide for
 •	 Licensed	Real	Estate	Broker                  Maturing Californians has been updated and will be distributed free throughout the state
 •	 Negotiation	Expert                           beginning next month.
 •	 Top	5%	of 	all	Realtors	in	San	Mateo	        18 CANDIDATES — Ballots will be mailed April 30 to eligible voters in the five State Bar
    County	(San	Jose	Magazine)                   districts with vacancies on the board of governors.
 •	 Top	3%	of 	all	Coldwell	Banker	
    International	Agents                         JUDGES IN CALIFORNIA — June 1 is the deadline for attorneys and members of the public to
                                                 apply to serve on the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE).
                  (650) 558-6889
                     LEGAL SPEC EXAM — The exam to become certified as a legal specialist will be administered
                    Aug. 9. The State Bar certifies specialists in 11 fields of law.
                                                 OPENING YOUR OWN FIRM — Now available from the State Bar, The California Guide to
                                                 Opening and Managing a Law Office offers tips on everything from business plans to
                                                 DEALING WITH STRESS — Attorneys dealing with stress, burnout, substance abuse and other
                                                 issues can take advantage of resources offered by the State Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program,
                                                 which offers services such as individual counseling, referral assistance, consultations for
                                                 rehabilitation and private peer support groups.
                                               DO YOU SUPPORT YOUR LAW LIBRARY?
                                                 If you do, we thank you.  If not, please consider a tax deductible donation to help in its
                                                 daily support of the profession and the public.  Do you remember when you were first
                                                 starting to practice law and used the library as a valuable resource?  Do you still use it for
                                                 specialized publications or online research?  Then say thank you with your tax deductible
                                                 donation to the San Mateo County Law Library at 710 Hamilton Street, Redwood City,
                                                 CA 94063. Gifts are Tax deductable per 26 USC §170(c)(1) 
                                               DONATE YOUR OUTDATED LAW BOOKS
                                                 As well as any other books to the San Mateo County Law Library! What could be more
                                                 convenient? The Law Library sells these books as an additional source of revenue for the
                                                 Law Library. Old Witkins are best-sellers, as are cookbooks, travel books, and paperback
                                                 novels. This is better than recycling or the landfill!  Bring your books to the Law Library at
                                                 710 Hamilton Street, Redwood City, CA 94063. Bring your donations in on Monday and
                                                 Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Call (650) 363-4913 with any questions.

                                               New Members from page 4

                                                 Christopher O’Connor                                 Lilian Tsang
                                                 Bingham Mccutchen LLP                                Attorney at Law
                                                 1900 University Ave.                                 435 B St.
                                                 East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2223                        Colma, CA 94014
                                                 Albert Ofrecio                                       Jennifer Williams
                                                 Attorney At Law                                      Superior Court Of California
                                                 510 Gibraltar Lane                                   County Of San Mateo
                                                 Foster City, CA 94404                                400 County Center
                                                                                                      Redwood City, CA 94063-1668

Here-Say                                                                                                                         May 2009

Calendar of Events from page 7                HOW THE MEMBERS OF OUR BENCH                   NORTHERN COUNTY FAMILY LAW SECTION
                                              MAINTAIN WORK/LIFE BALANCE
WOMEN LAWYERS SECTION MCLE                      Wednesday, September 23, 2009, noon-1 p.m.   BROWN BAG LUNCH MEETING
                                                                                               Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
FLEXTIME, TIME OUT …                            Hobee’s Restaurant,
Creative Ways To Balance Work And Life          1101 Shoreway Road,                            333 Gellert Boulevard, Suite 213,
  Tuesday, June 9, 2009, Noon-1 p.m.            Belmont, CA 94002                              Daly City CA 94015,
  Hobee’s Restaurant,                           Please join us for a discussion with           Our monthly brown bag lunch series has begun
  1101 Shoreway Road,                           the Hon. Beth Labson Freeman, Hon.             and is in full swing! This month our guest
  Belmont, CA 94002                             Elizabeth Lee, and Hon. Richard                speaker is The popular and engaging Martin
                                                Livermore about how our judicial officers      Dean (of Essential Forms fame).
  A panel including Linda Marks,
  Director of Training and Special              balance their career on the bench and        NORTHERN COUNTY FAMILY LAW
  Projects, Center for WorkLife Law,            their lives outside the courthouse. 1 unit   UPCOMING PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
  UC Hastings College of the Law, Nate          MCLE Credit. $25 for section members,        June - San Mateo Document Examiner Peter
  McKitterick, partner at DLA Piper,            $35 for non-members. Please make               MacLaren tells what he looks for (and what he
  and Marjorie Wallace, associate at the        check payable to “SMCBA” and send to           finds} reviewing your draft judgments   
  Walnut Creek firm of Nancy Balles,            Tamarin Adair at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger
                                                & Bissada 120-B Santa Margarita Avenue,      September - An elimination of bias program      
  will share their expertise on the subject
  of work-life balance. 1 unit MCLE             Menlo Park, CA 94025.
                                                                                             October - Kimberley Ann Pesavento reports on
  Credit. $25 for section members, $35          Please join the Women Lawyers’ Section         the varied programs of San Mateo’s Family
  for non-members. Please make check            Board at our bi-monthly lunch meetings         Service Agency   
  payable to “SMCBA” and send to                (BYO) the first Thursday of every other
  Tamarin Adair at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger                                                    November - Commissioner Richard H.
                                                month. Our next meetings are May 7th
  & Bissada 120-B Santa Margarita                                                              Dubois moderates a panel on co-parent
                                                and July 2nd at Aaron, Riechert, Carpol &
  Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025.                                                                counseling featuring FCS Director Nancy
                                                Riffle. For more information, please email
                                                                                               Morrison and MFCC Diana Hall.
                                                Brittany Greene at

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2009 BARRISTERS OFFICERS AND BOARD              credit, it is free for Barristers and           to a night of grand prix car racing,
  President: Lauren Greenberg Wanderman         $10 for Non-Barristers.  Questions?             miniature golf, and arcade games at
  of Canter•Moorhead                            Please contact Karine Cargo, karine@            Malibu Grand Prix! Adult ticket price
                                                                  is $35 and includes five Grand Prix
  Vice President: Brittany B. Greene of                                                         Car Racing Laps (bring a valid driver’s
  Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, LLP       BARRISTERS                                        license), a round of Malibu Miniature
                                              TRIAL ADVOCACY MCLE SERIES                        Golf, and 20 game tokens. Children,
  Treasurer: Brock R. Lyle of Ropers,         Part Four: Concluding Trial
  Majeski, Kohn & Bentley                                                                       15 and under, ticket price is $15 and
                                                Tuesday, June 2, 2009, Noon                     includes a round of Malibu Miniature
  Secretary: Jacquelyn M. Brown of The          Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley                 Golf, 20 game tokens and a small soft
  San Mateo County Superior Court               1001 Marshall Street, Suite 300                 drink. Pizza will be provided to all!
  Facilitator’s Office and Self-Help Center     Redwood City, CA 94063                          A portion of the proceeds, including
                                                                                                20% of all funds spent by attendees
  Board: Tamarin Adair, Karine Cargo,           Presenters Bernard T. Cotter, a Member          during the evening, will benefit local
  Nicolas A. Flegel, Kamin Kamali, Anne         of the American Board of Trial Advocates,       organizations. To purchase tickets, send
  Marie Murphy, David Silberman                 who has been in civil litigation practice       a check made payable to “SMCBA” to
  The Barristers welcome new board              since 1960 with more than 140 jury              Brittany B. Greene, Flicker, Kerin, Kruger
  member, Matt Grech of Kelly Litigation        trials to verdict, and Joshua Bentley, an       & Bissada,120B Santa Margarita Ave.,
  Group.                                        experienced trial attorney in both criminal     Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 289-1400.
                                                law and general civil litigation and Former     RSVP by April 30, 2009! If you have any
BARRISTERS MONTHLY MEETING                      Deputy District Attorney of San Mateo           questions, please call Lauren Greenberg
  Please join us for our monthly meeting        County from 1991-1993, will offer               Wanderman at 650-227-0700.
  May 6, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. at                  practical information and tips regarding
  Canter•Moorhead, 155 Bovet Road, San          such aspects of concluding trial as closing   SAVE THE DATE
  Mateo, in the 1st floor conference room.      arguments, jury instructions, verdicts,       COMMUNITY GATEPATH
                                                and judgments.  Participants will earn          Volunteers are needed for the Barristers’
BROWN BAG SERIES **NEW DATE**                                                                   inaugural project to support Community
                                                one hour of general MCLE credit. The
Brown Bag Lunch With Commissioner Susan                                                         Gatepath, a local charity whose mission is
                                                cost of this event is $20.00 for Barristers
Jakubowski                                                                                      to foster hope, dignity and independence
                                                and $30.00 for non-Barristers.  RSVP
  Friday, May 15, 2009 at Noon                                                                  among children and adults with
                                                to Brittany Greene, bgreene@fkkblaw.
  Courthouse                                    com or (650) 289-1400.  Please send             disabilities.  On June 11, 2009, from
  Redwood City, CA 94063                        checks made payable to “SMCBA” c/o              3:30 to 7:30, the Barristers will be setting
                                                Brittany Greene at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger,      up and hosting a party at Community
  Please join us for our next Brown             & Bissada, 120B Santa Margarita Ave,            Gatepath’s facility in Burlingame .  This
  Bag Lunch with the Hon. Susan                 Menlo Park, CA 94025.                           upcoming philanthropy event will
  Jakubowski.  Bring your lunch and bring                                                       celebrate the adults who are participants
  your questions! This event is open to       BARRISTERS                                        in Community Gatepath’s Employee
  all members of the Bar.  Do not miss        NIGHT AT THE GRAND PRIX RACES                     Services Training Program and are now
  this unique opportunity to learn more         Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.             working in the community.  To volunteer
  about the Bench Officers before whom                                                          or for more information, please contact
                                                The SMCBA Barristers present Night
  you appear and let them know about                                                            Anne Marie Murphy at amurphy@
                                                at the Grand Prix Races! All members
  you.  1 Unit of MCLE Substantive                                                     or (650) 697-6000
                                                of the Bench and Bar, as well as their
  Law Credit.  The Brown Bag is FREE
                                                families and friends, are cordially invited
  to attend. If you would like MCLE

Here-Say                                                                                                                                                   May 2009

                                                                                                                  “No shows” and cancellations without 48 hours
                                                                                                                  notice will be charged for any luncheon costs.

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 •	 To	include	your	event	on	this	calendar,	email	no	later	than	the	15th	of	the	month	preceding	
    month	of	publication.
 •	 SMCBA	events	notices	are	sent	to	the	Daily Journal	and	Recorder,	published	as	space	permits.

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                                                   Noon                                                                      Noon
                                                   Redwood City                                                              Redwood City
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                                                   FL – NORTH CO.                                                            BOD
                                                   Noon, Daly City                                                           Noon
                                                   WL                                                                        Redwood City
                                                   Noon, Belmont                                                             FL
                                                                                                      San Mateo
                                                   SMCLSA                                                                    Noon
                                                   6:00 p.m., San Mate0                                                      Foster City

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                          Memorial Day

President’s Corner from page 3                                 Board of Directors for six years, including                Sankary Lawyer of the Year Award, which
                                                               serving as president in 2007. During                       is presented to an individual solo lawyer
 District 3 includes Alameda, Contra Costa,                    her presidency, she worked tirelessly to                   who has exercised notable leadership or
 Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.                           promote diversity and inclusiveness at all                 shown a contribution to the development
 At its April 29, 2009 meeting, the SMCBA                      levels of the profession. Ms. Hicks was also               of greater justice in a field of law.
 Board of Directors unanimously passed                         instrumental in the creation of the Judicial
                                                               Mentoring Project, a project of the ACBA                   In 2001, the ACBA became a party to
 a resolution “enthusiastically” endorsing                                                                                the District 3 agreement, where local bars
 the candidacy of Cheryl L. Hicks for                          and the East Bay Diversity Bar Coalition,
                                                               designed to give attorneys, especially                     take turns presenting a candidate based
 State Bar Board of Governors District 3                                                                                  on a rotation cycle in proporation to the
 Representative.                                               women attorneys and attorneys of color,
                                                               interested in a career on the bench valuable               attorney population in their respective
 Despite a bustling private practice in                        information and insight on the application                 counties. The agreement helps ensure that
 Oakland, where she specializes in juvenile                    and appointment process by pairing                         each county, regardless of size and number
 dependency, family law, and plaintiff ’s                      them with judicial mentors. The Judicial                   of attorneys, has the opportunity to elect a
 personal injury law, Ms. Hicks still                          Mentoring Project was recognized with                      representative to the Board of Governors.
 manages to generously contribute her time                     an American Bar Association Partnership                    Per the District 3 agreement, the San
 and talents outside her practice. She is past                 Award in 2008.                                             Mateo, Santa Clara, and Contra Costa
 chair of the ACBA Civil Court Appointed                                                                                  County Bars are also endorsing Cheryl L.
 Attorneys Program (CCAAP), and is still                       More recently, Ms. Hicks was honored                       Hicks for District 3. Ballots will be mailed
 active in the program.                                        with the State Bar of California Solo &                    to State Bar members on April 30, and
                                                               Small Firm Practice Section Meyer J.                       voting will continue until June 30.
 Ms. Hicks also served on the ACBA

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                                                                                                                                                                             zip code   94063
San Mateo County Bar Association
333 Bradford Street, Suite 200
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 298-4030 / Fax (650) 368-3892

May 2009

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TWO LARGE OFFICES:	reception	area,	kitchenette,	and	an	
                                                                   available.	 	 Parking	 –	 easy	 access	 for	 clients.	 	 Rates	
area	for	a	copier,	file	cabinets,	etc.,	plus	Internet	access	
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and	 2	 parking	 spaces.	 $1,800	 monthly.	 	 Contact	 John	
                                                                   # 030409
Hopkirk	at	650-298-4009.