ABAS Law Foundation Brings Chief Justice to Sacramento for Conversation on Civic Responsibilities

by Yoshinori H.T. Himel   On March 9th, the ABAS Law Foundation presented “A Conversation on Civics with Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye,” in the courtroom at Pacific McGeorge. This was the kickoff event of “ABAS Law Foundation Presents…,” the Foundation’s new series of speakers and events to provoke discussion and inform the public…

Federal Legal Aid Funding in Doubt

by Vicki Jacobs and Gary Smith Among the more widely recognized programs like the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting slated for elimination in the Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget, is a lesser known program that had its origins in the 1960’s War on Poverty. Successor to the Office of…

Editor’s Message

Sacramento County Bar Association Turns 99 by Betsy S. Kimball The SCBA has ambitious plans for celebrating its 100-year “birthday” in 2018. Please see the “help really wanted” pages in the center of this issue and volunteer to work on the 100-year centennial publication. It will not happen without your help! Weeks pass between the time…

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…