Senior Counsel

About the Section

The ACBA is excited to announce the launch of the new Senior Counsel Section, dedicated to the needs of attorneys who have been in practice for 25 years or more, or who are 55 years old or more. To give members the opportunity to get involved, the ACBA is offering its members complimentary section membership in the new Senior Counsel Section for the rest of 2010.

To join the section, please contact Membership Specialist at (510) 302-2210.

The inaugural event for the Senior Counsel Section was held on May 27, 2010. Renowned speakers Jay Foonberg and Robert Hawley presented an MCLE program on “How to Wind Down Your Law Practice.” The MCLE program was preceded by a reception. There were 44 attorneys in attendance, most of whom joined the section on the spot. The program received rave reviews!

Sections are an integral part of the ACBA. They provide MCLE programs and networking events specifically designed for their members. Each section is led by an Executive Committee comprised of nine section members who help plan events throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming an Executive Committee member, please contact Kaysi Holman.

The current Executive Committee will continue to plan events for the fall. The attendees at the last MCLE were surveyed to gauge their interest in program topics. The topic that generated the most interest, retirement as a renewal process, will be the focus of the next program.


Leadership Opportunities Available for ACBA Senior Counsel Section Executive Committee

Sponsor: Senior Counsel Section

The new Senior Counsel Section, dedicated to attorneys who have been in practice for 25 years or more, or who are 55 years of age or older, is seeking Executive Committee members!

The ACBA Senior Counsel Section, led by the Executive Committee, provides MCLE programs and networking opportunities tailored to the needs of Senior Counsel members throughout the year. The Executive Committee is comprised of nine Section members who serve two-year terms, half of which begin in alternate years. There are four open positions on the Executive Committee. Being part of the Executive Committee is a wonderful opportunity to meet or get back in touch with other attorneys, judges and legal professionals in Alameda County.

What’s involved? Successful Section Executive Committee Members:

  • Become knowledgeable about the Section and ACBA programs and activities
  • Attend monthly or bimonthly Section Executive Committee meetings
  • Organize, attend and promote section MCLE programs and networking events
  • Attend and promote ACBA events such as Member Receptions and ACBA Board Installation Dinner
  • Foster good communication between the Section and ACBA staff
  • Act as an ambassador of the ACBA to the legal community at large
  • Foster leadership skills in members so they may carry out the objectives of the Section in the future

If you are interested, please attend the upcoming Senior Counsel Section planning meeting on Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the ACBA office, 70 Washington Street, Suite 200, in Oakland. Please RSVP to Jocelyn Bartlett at or 510-302-2201.

For more information about the Sections or the Alameda County Bar Association, please visit the website at

Upcoming Events

Visit the Benchmark or contact ACBA Membership Specialist Hadassah at (510) 302-2210.

The Executive Committee



Graves & Allen
436 14th Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 839-8777

1164 A Street
Hayward, CA 94541-4114
(510) 537-3477




438 Wildwood Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
(510) 547-0695
Board Liaison

Alameda County District Attorney's Office
1225 Fallon Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA  94612
(510) 667-4470