President’s Message

Challenge – Explain to a 5th Grader What You Do by Sabrina L. Thomas Some of you may remember the television show “Kids Say the Darndest Things” based on a feature in Art Linkletter’s television show, Art Linkletter’s House Party. During the show, Linkletter interviewed children about a variety of subjects and elicited their opinions…

Downey Brand LLP Welcomes Three New Associates

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Downey Brand is pleased to announce that Tulin Gurer, Shankar Nair, and Kathryn Patterson have joined the firm. Tulin Gurer joined the Corporate Law practice in Downey Brand’s Sacramento office, where she represents private and public companies and nonprofits in domestic and international corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities matters,…

Attorneys Who Volunteer

by Ellen Arabian-Lee Hands-on volunteer work is nothing new for Jonathan Hayes and Catia Saravia of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola, Wood, Campora, LLP. Both have Catholic school backgrounds and recognized the importance of volunteerism at early ages. Hayes even dreamed of joining the Peace Corps, but deferred this dream when he became a busy attorney. Although…

Sacramento Lawyers Mingle with Regulators at the Environmental Law Section’s First “Meet Your Environmental Regulators” Networking Event

 by Laura Harris  The Environmental Law Section held its first “Meet Your Environmental Regulators” (MYER) reception on November 9, at the Sutter Club. The event, which was modeled after an annual event of the Bar Association of San Francisco, brought together members of Sacramento’s environmental bar with those of the state’s environmental regulatory community for…

Party for a Cause

by Heather Cline Hoganson and members of the SLF board Spirits were high at this year’s Party for a Cause. The SCBA’s Pro Bono Committee, with Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in the house, honored two volunteers for service, and the Sacramento Law Foundation (SLF) presented its first Access to Justice Scholarship. Patrick Ting, Supervising…