A Spotlight on SCBA Affiliates - Sacramento County Bar Association

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A Spotlight on SCBA Affiliates - Sacramento County Bar Association

Aswe

head into the dog days of summer with

panting breaths and lolling tongues, SCBA

members everywhere are undeterred and hard at work.

June Coleman and company (Co-Chair Angela Lai and

Committee Members Herb Bolz, Carrier Bushman, Jeff

Levine, Vasilios Spyradakis, Helene Friedman, Jason

Schaff, Julia Reeves and Lori Okun) are working hard putting

together another spectacular Bench-Bar Reception.

This year’s Reception will be held at the California

Automobile Museum and feature the sweet sounds of

Martini Crush, a local jazz ensemble that specializes in the

classic jazz renditions of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. If you

enjoy a little swing with your food and favorite liquid

refreshment, you will not want to miss it.

Our friends at ABAS and Women Lawyers of

Sacramento are also working hard on their annual fundraisers.

ABAS will be hosting its 23rd annual golf tournament

at the Turkey Creek Golf Club in Lincoln on Sunday,

September 11th. All proceeds will benefit ABAS’ Law

Foundation and Legal Services of Northern California’s

summer law clerkships. Having played Turkey Creek a

time or two myself, there’s probably no prettier public

course in the area, especially when it winds its way through

the more forested sections of the back nine. But watch out

for that approach shot on No. 10. Gobble-gobble.

Women Lawyers are hosting their 18th annual Artfest in

the splendor of the Vizcaya the evening of Wednesday,

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Jack Laufenberg - editor@sacbar.org

STAFF EDITORS

Larry Duran

Heather Cline Hoganson

SACRAMENTO LAWYER POLICY COMMITTEE

Larry Duran

Samson R. Elsbernd

Helene Friedman

David Graulich

Coral Henning

Yoshinori H.T. Himel

Jack Laufenberg

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COURTHOUSE STEPS

steps@sacbar.org

SURFING FROM RIVER CITY

Coral Henning (916) 874-6013

chenning@saclaw.org

ADVERTISING - EVENTS

MEMBER CLASSIFIED ADS

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reception@sacbar.org

DESIGN AND LAYOUT

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Editor’s Message

Staying Busy,

Staying Cool

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carol Prosser

OFFICERS

Michael Levy - President

June Coleman - 1st Vice President

Stephen Acquisto - 2nd Vice President

Jean-Pierre Francillette - Secretary

Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Carrie Bushman

Roberta Larson

Sonia Fernandes

Theresa La Voie

Richard Miadach

Lori Okun

William Schuetz

Sabrina Thomas

Michael Wise

SACRAMENTO LAW FOUNDATION

Stephen Duvernay,

saclawfoundation.org

By Jack Laufenberg

September 15th. Proceeds from Artfest will help fund

WLS’ charitable grants and law school scholarships. The

stately confines of the Vizcaya offerthe perfect backdrop for

a warm summer evening of good food, good friends, and

good art. And as anyone knows who has ever attended the

Artfest before, nobody does it better than WLS. Nobody.

It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that I have to bid

farewell to a friend and colleague, Senior Deputy

Sacramento City Attorney Larry Duran. Larry, a founding

member of the SCBA’s Diversity Summer Fellowship

Program that has been providing work experience for

minority and other disadvantaged first-year law students

since 1990, and a long-time contributor and staff editor of

this august periodical, is leaving the City Attorney’s Office

to accept a position as an Administrative Law Judge in

Southern California. Larry has done more for the

Sacramento legal community more quietly than anyone I

know. I missed his going-away party due to a professional

commitment that ran long. But I didn’t want to miss the

opportunity to thank him, publicly, for his many years of

service to the SCBA and this great legal community. Good

luck, Larry. As I told you once before, you’re the proof that

nice guys don’t always finish last.

Stay cool, Sacramento. Stay cool.

AFFILIATE REPRESENTATIVES

Asian Bar Association (ABAS)

Grace Arupo

Barristers’ Club

Jason Schaff

Capitol City Trial Lawyers

Jack Vetter

Federal Bar Association

Alex Medina

Hellenic Law Association of

Sacramento (HELLAS)

Vasilios Spyridakis

LaRaza

Michael Terhorst

Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association

Avi Glikman

Saint Thomas More Society

of Sacramento (STMS)

Herb Bolz

Sacramento Lawyers for

the Equality of

Gays and Lesbians (SacLegal)

Sarah Asplin

South Asian Bar Association

Shama Mesiwala

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