We’re excited to announce that the next Dine with a Judge lunch will be with Justice Terence Bruiniers from the First District Court of Appeal, Division Five on March 30th in Oakland. These events provide the unique chance to enjoy lunch and casual conversation with some of the Bay Area’s premier judges. Reserve your spot today, as space is limited to 10.
Sound intimidating? It isn’t! All participating judges enjoy reaching out to newer attorneys to share their experience, answer questions, and offer courtroom war stories. As an added benefit, a member of the ACBA Barristers Executive Committee will be on hand to moderate and fill in as needed.
Guest of Honor:
Justice Terence L. Bruiniers, First District Court of Appeal, Division Five
Justice Terry Bruiniers was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal, Division Five in June 2009 after serving over ten years on the Contra Costa Superior Court. He was confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on July 30, 2009. Read the rest of his bio here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/7641.htm
Q&A with Justice Bruiniers
What did you do before becoming a lawyer?
I was a Berkeley Police Officer during undergraduate and law school.
What is a skill/practice you learned in that line of work that you’ve applied to your legal career?
Interviewing and assessing witnesses.
What are your hobbies?
What is one thing all new lawyers need to know about practicing law?
Your credibility – with the court and with other lawyers – is your most valuable professional asset. Never jeopardize it.
Are you a local attorney in practice for 10 years or less? Join the Alameda County Bar Association's Barristers Section for lunch with Justice Bruiniers on March 30th in Oakland. Reserve your spot here.