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
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
! 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
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).
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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
It’s never too soon to start thinking two daughters, two dogs, two cats, three
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
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 email@example.com. hesitate to say hello if you see him around
First Five Commission.
town, in Court or in the wilderness.
BAR MEMBER MOMENT: MEET YOUR
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
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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 www.smcll.org.
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.
coreylaw.com 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 www.smcll.org. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
offices of Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll,
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 email@example.com 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
Here-Say Volume 39 Issue 5
Lorelei Your address or firm change/notice can appear in this section of the Here-Say by
Jean Keim sending the appropriate information to SMCountyBar@smcba.org. 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).
firstname.lastname@example.org LEGAL SPEC EXAM — The exam to become certified as a legal specialist will be administered
www.loreleikeim.com 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 email@example.com.
Here-Say Volume 39 Issue 5
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
harrisandfraser.com. 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 cpmlegal.com 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
MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
“No shows” and cancellations without 48 hours
notice will be charged for any luncheon costs.
• To include your event on this calendar, email SMCountyBar@smcba.org 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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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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