Alameda County
Bar Association

Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Event Postponed 

2022 ACBA Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Night Postponed to April

We are postponing the 2022 Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Night to April 7th.  It was becoming clear it was not a good idea to move forward with holding the event on January 27th during the current surge in COVID-19 cases. Installation will be folding into the traditional timeslot of our Spring Open House/Spring Reception.
The date has been officially changed in our system, and if you have already purchased a ticket, your ticket will automatically apply to the April 7th date. 
All other details remain the same, including the venue, the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park. You may find more details on our event page:
We are working to get a shuttle to run between the North Berkeley BART Station and the venue for your convenience.

We are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Service Awards:

  • Judicial Officer: Commissioner Michael Bishay
  • Attorney: Janice Cho
  • Barrister: Jason Leong
  • Community Organization: Alameda County Law Libraries Consortium
  • Government Attorney: Veronica Rios Reddick
  • Law Firm: Levy, Vinick, Burrell and Hyams

2022 ACBA Board of Directors

Vince Brown, Oakland City Attorney’s Office
Janice Cho, Law Office of Janice Cho
Jo-Anna Nieves, The Nieves Law Firm
Autumn Paine, Paine Criminal Defense PC
Peter Shelton, Peter Shelton Law
Kristin Smith, Wood Smith Henning Berman
Byron Toma, SF BART/Office of General Counsel


Barristers’ Chair – Ryan Knutson, Knutson Law Offices

Past President – Vincent Tong, TONG LAW