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Barristers’ Club Update
by Connor Olson
On October 25, 2018, at the Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Library and Learning Center inside the Robert Matsui U.S. Courthouse, the Barristers’ Club teamed up with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to host an MCLE on professionalism, ethics and civility. Speakers Judge David Abbott and distinguished attorneys Dominque Pollara, Jesse Rivera, Letty Letchfield, and Bruce Kilday provided first-hand accounts of lessons learned and gave valuable insights into dealing with unprofessional and sometimes unethical attorneys. The speakers discussed the importance of civility not only in the courtroom, but also in all communications and interactions with opposing counsel.
The mission of ABOTA’s Civility Matters program is consistent with that of the Barristers’ Club, which continually strives to promote professionalism, civility, and integrity among its membership.
Barristers’ Fall Mixer
On November 15, 2018, the Barristers’ Club hosted its Fall Mixer at Kupros Craft House in Midtown, Sacramento. The event was the Barristers’ Club’s last social event of the year and was well attended by attorneys from a wide array of practice areas. The Barristers’ Club also marked the occasion by announcing its 2019 board and committee members: President – Megan Sammut, Executive Vice President – Katie Nystrom, President of Programs – Lauren Calnero, Treasurer – Carye Colangelo, Secretary – Lauren Foust-Sorokolit, Membership Chair – Connor Olson, and Media Chair – Jake Weaver.
The Barristers’ Club extends its sincere gratitude to immediate past President Steve Duvernay who has long served the Barristers’ Club and its members thoughtfully and admirably.
What to Expect for 2019
The Barristers’ Club has an array of educational programming planned for the first half of 2019 so stay tuned for details. The Barristers’ Club also looks forward to hosting social functions this spring as well as the annual Summer Associate Reception in July. We hope to see you there!