ACBA Member Spotlight: Sharon Ceasar

Sharon Ceasar, a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, is a criminal defense attorney based in Berkeley. In addition to being a member of the ACBA, Sharon is a Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) panel attorney, approved for Class IV and V misdemeanor cases. CAAP panel attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants whenever the public defender is restrained by a conflict of interest.Read More

Judge Winifred Y. Smith—Pro Bono Leadership Award Spotlight

During Judge Winifred Smith’s distinguished career, she has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving the administration of justice, fostering diversity in the legal profession, and promoting appreciation of the legal profession in our community. She has been a longtime friend and supporter of VLSC, serving on our Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014, and was recently instrumental in the creation of VLSC’s Unlawful Detainer Mediation program in partnership with the Superior Court. We are grateful for Judge Smith’s wisdom, generosity, compassion, and kindness and honor her longstanding support of our organization and of the greater Alameda County community. Read More