May/June 2019


COVER STORY

The Burroughs Years – An Appreciation

Cover Photo Collage

 

EVENTS

Women on the Bench: SCBA International Women’s Day Breakfast Seminar

Four Northern California Inns Come Together to Hear Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

The Law and Human Trafficking – An SCBA Breakfast Seminar Series

 

ARTICLES

California Launches Its First Practice Analysis for Newly Admitted Attorneys

 

VLSP

New Family Law Services Offered by VLSP

 

AI

Robot Judge

 

SECTIONS, AFFILIATES AND DIVISIONS

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento

Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association Honors Black History Month

Barristers’ Club Update

Public Law Section’s Legislative Update 2019

Solo/Small Practice Division

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Message

President’s Message


EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
Betsy S. Kimball
Ellen Arabian-Lee
Editor@sacbar.org

STAFF EDITOR
Maureen Onyeagbako

MAGAZINE COMMITTEE
Betsy S. Kimball, Samson R. Elsbernd, David Graulich, Heather Cline Hoganson, Yoshinori H.T. Himel

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs
(916) 564-3780 – mburroughs@sacbar.org

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Milenko Vlaisavljevic

ADVERTISING SALES
EVENTS – MEMBER CLASSIFIED ADS
(916) 564-3780 – scba@sacbar.org

SCBA OFFICERS
Sean McCoy – President
Shanae Buffington – 1st Vice President
Trevor Carson – 2nd Vice President
Bryan Hawkins – Secretary/Treasurer

SCBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs – mburroughs@sacbar.org

Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association Honors Black History Month

by Carmen-Nicole Cox

Carmen-Nicole Cox, President of WMBA, facilitates the panel discussion at the WMBA/WLS event

Carmen-Nicole Cox is the President of the Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association and Chief in the Office of Legislation at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She can be contacted at carmennicolecox@gmail.com.

The Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association (WMBA) celebrated Black History Month 2019 with events to enrich the mind and spirit. On February 27, the group held its 7th annual “Literacy Liberates” book drive at Underground Books in the Oak Park neighborhood. All donated books are for the exclusive benefit of the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility. The books provide more than just a pastime for the residents of juvenile hall. The youth can earn prizes and privileges based on the number of books they read and review. Additionally, residents can earn their own copy of their favorite book or magazine. This year’s book drive collected more than 100 books, including numerous copies of the extremely popular novel, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. 

Thema Simmons reads her poem “Anger”

Keynote speaker Commissioner Carlton Davis spoke passionately about the work he is doing inside of the Youth Detention Facility through a program called Contracts for Success. The Contracts for Success program brings lawyers, judges, educators, and other professionals into the facility to encourage and assist residents to obtain their high school or equivalency diploma.  Davis’s speech was so moving that he recruited several new volunteers to support his efforts.  The sweetest moments of the night involved Thema Simmons, a former resident of the Youth Detention Facility who is now a college student taking classes to earn her AA degree (she aspires to become a probation officer). After she read several of her recently published poems, she was surprised by the formal presentation of her high school diploma. There were very few dry eyes in the room.

Building on that energy, the next day, the WMBA and Women Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS) presented another successful joint luncheon in honor of Black History Month. This year the luncheon highlighted the relationship between the 19th and 20th century civil rights movements and the women rights movements of the same periods. WMBA and WLS invited Sacramento City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood, Assistant City Attorney Sandra Talbott, and City Councilmember Angelique Ashby to discuss how the marches, protests, and impact litigation born in the civil rights movement catalyzed women to seek equal rights and full political participation.  Throughout the moderated discussion, panelists offered personal stories of success in the face of continued struggle for equity and parity in the workplace.  Each panelist encouraged attendees not only to speak truth to power, but also to lift up and support one another as we all work together to seek better outcomes for all – regardless of race and gender. 

Assistant Sacramento City Attorney Sandra Talbott, Sacramento City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood, Sacramento Councilmember Angelique Ashby, WMBA President Carmen-Nicole Cox, and WLS President Kim Garner

The WMBA welcomes the Sacramento community to attend its events and to watch out for Legal Fusion, a scholarship and awards gala, in summer 2019.   

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May/June 2019


COVER STORY

The Burroughs Years – An Appreciation

Cover Photo Collage

 

EVENTS

Women on the Bench: SCBA International Women’s Day Breakfast Seminar

Four Northern California Inns Come Together to Hear Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

The Law and Human Trafficking – An SCBA Breakfast Seminar Series

 

ARTICLES

California Launches Its First Practice Analysis for Newly Admitted Attorneys

 

VLSP

New Family Law Services Offered by VLSP

 

AI

Robot Judge

 

SECTIONS, AFFILIATES AND DIVISIONS

The Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento

Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association Honors Black History Month

Barristers’ Club Update

Public Law Section’s Legislative Update 2019

Solo/Small Practice Division

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Message

President’s Message


EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
Betsy S. Kimball
Ellen Arabian-Lee
Editor@sacbar.org

STAFF EDITOR
Maureen Onyeagbako

MAGAZINE COMMITTEE
Betsy S. Kimball, Samson R. Elsbernd, David Graulich, Heather Cline Hoganson, Yoshinori H.T. Himel

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs
(916) 564-3780 – mburroughs@sacbar.org

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Milenko Vlaisavljevic

ADVERTISING SALES
EVENTS – MEMBER CLASSIFIED ADS
(916) 564-3780 – scba@sacbar.org

SCBA OFFICERS
Sean McCoy – President
Shanae Buffington – 1st Vice President
Trevor Carson – 2nd Vice President
Bryan Hawkins – Secretary/Treasurer

SCBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary J. Burroughs – mburroughs@sacbar.org

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