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... Continue Reading →

Sabrina L. Thomas, SCBA President for 2017

Sabrina L. Thomas steps into her role as President of the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) with two primary goals. One is to increase the legal profession’s participation in the Sacramento community. The second is to ensure that every lawyer in the region understands they are welcome and have a place at the SCBA. This... Continue Reading →

Heather Cline Hoganson

2016 SCBA PRESIDENT by David Graulich  After years of covering the Sacramento legal community as a writer and editor, Heather Cline Hoganson is moving to the other side of the notebook. In January 2016, Hoganson begins a one-year term as president of the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA). She succeeds Angela Lai, who will continue... Continue Reading →

A Season of Thanks

Thank you to our members, volunteers, board of directors, staff, and friends for making this a very productive and wonderful year for the SCBA Our Editor-in-Chief has assigned me the most impossible job ever: Summarize this highly productive SCBA year, but in 400 words or less. Let’s see…. We have a NEW website—a beautiful, top-notch,... Continue Reading →

2015 SCBA – Judge of the Year Robert Hight

“He is the most accomplished public servant I have known.” Winston Hickox Judge Robert Hight, Sacramento’s low-key presiding judge, is known as a master of the deal. But his ability to help parties find common ground and workable solutions predates his time on the bench. Appointed by Governor Gray Davis in 2003, Judge Hight comes... Continue Reading →

Barristers’ Club Update

23rd Annual Summer Associates Reception a Huge Success  Local judges, practitioners, summer associates, and law students convened at the Park Ultra Lounge on July 23, 2015, at the 23rd Annual Summer Associates Reception. The event honors the Diversity Fellowship Program and its participants. The Program is a coordinated effort between the Sacramento County Bar Association,... Continue Reading →

The Public Law Section Hears Interesting Facts about the ABC

Sometimes a phone call from ABC to a licensee may be enough to bring awareness to an absentee owner that his business needs a “check-up.” What can cities or counties do about out-of-control biker bars or drug-infested convenience stores? Michael L. Korson, Deputy Division Chief of the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Northern Division), recently... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Public Service Not only a duty, it’s our obligation 

“Certainly, life as a lawyer is a bit more complex today than it was a century ago. The ever-increasing pressures of the legal marketplace, the need to bill hours, to market to clients, and to attend to the bottom line, have made fulfilling the responsibilities of community service quite difficult. But public service marks the... Continue Reading →

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