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 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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →
Sacramento’s legal community plays an important role in arts development—as patrons, consultants, sponsors, and audience members for the more than 200 arts organizations in our city. According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, the arts and culture industry contributes $112 million .....