VLSP 2.0

by Vicki Jacobs At long last, the Voluntary Legal Services Program is pleased to announce that our new website is up and ready for business. Please visit http://www.vlsp.org to see the latest news of the free legal services we provide to low income Sacramento area residents as well as volunteer opportunities available for Sacramento area…

LGBT Rights Trailblazer Rosemary Metrailer Honored at SacLEGAL Fifth Annual Founders’ Award Reception

by Pamela Jones Sacramento attorney, activist, volunteer, and author Rosemary Metrailer was honored by SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association, at its Fifth Annual Founders’ Award Reception. The event was held at the urban, contemporary offices of Uptown Studios on 23rd Street in Sacramento. Metrailer’s work and activism are legendary in Sacramento. She formed the first…

SCBA Past Presidents Lunch a New Tradition

“Bookended” by Tom Eres (1981) and Heather Hoganson (2016), 14 past presidents of the SCBA lunched with the Chief Justice, Presiding Justice Vance Raye, US District Judge Kim Mueller, Presiding Judge Kevin Culhane, and many members of the Sacramento bench at the first annual Past Presidents Lunch. Justice Art Scotland (ret.) served as the emcee…

President’s Message

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Our Legal Landscape  by Sabrina L. Thomas Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business, and the way they interact with clients. Will there come a time when we will rely more on a robot for legal advice than a lawyer? According to several experts, robots…

Sacramento County Bar Association Annual Golf Tournament 2017 – Haggis Oaks Golf Complex

  Thank You To Our Sponsors EAGLE SPONSOR: EisnerAmper   SHIRT SPONSOR: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law   HAT SPONSOR: Jon Hutchinson/Western Health AdvantageHole-in-one Sponsor Nissan of Sacramento   SPIRITS HOLE SPONSOR: Esquire DepositionSolutions, LLC First Legal Network Smart Start U.S. Legal Support, Inc.   PUTTING GREEN SPONSOR: Northern CaliforniaCollection Service Inc. Voluntary…

The Ugly Abyss of Racism: The Forced Relocation of Japanese-American Citizens under the Guise of Threat – Lessons for Today

by Kathleen E. Finnerty This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent internment and incarceration of Japanese Americans and others. Recent events have renewed focus on these tragic events: The Trump administration’s attempts to slow or block the immigration of “refugees” from seven Muslim-majority countries and the Executive Orders to…

Commissioner Carlton Davis Joins the Court

Presiding Judge Culhane administers the oath to Commissioner Davis. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento County Superior Court by Maureen C. Onyeagbako   January 2017 marked the addition of Commissioner Carlton Davis to the Sacramento County Superior Court bench. Davis has been a fixture in the community for the last 11 years as a Deputy District Attorney,…