Acts as a forum for other local and minority bar associations and promotes a unified position on diversity and fair access of professional and public issues.

Judicial Mentoring Project

The EBDBC also administers the award-winning Judicial Mentoring Project (JMP), which was established in 2007 to provide attorneys contemplating a career on the bench with a structured method of obtaining guidance from experienced judges about how to reach that goal.In 2008, the Judicial Mentoring Project was selected for the American Bar Association’s Partnership Award which salutes outstanding bar association projects that seek to increase the participation and advancement of lawyers of color in the organized bar and to attract students of color to the legal profession.

To learn more about the JMP, please see the handbook. To participate as a mentor in the JMP, please complete the mentor application. To participate as a mentee, please complete the mentee application.


Judge Tara Flanagan
Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
Hayward Hall of Justice
24405 Amador Street
Hayward, CA 94544

Co-Chair/Board Liaison 
Toni Mims-Cochran
Law Office of Toni Mims-Cochran
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 907
Oakland, CA 94612
Ph: 510-465-3210
Fax: 510-268-8459

ACBA Staff Liaison
Valerie Brown Lescroart
Alameda County Bar Association
1000 Broadway, Ste. 480
Oakland, CA 94607
Ph: (510) 302-2215
Fax: (510) 452-2224

Participating Bar Association Representatives

Asian American Bar Association
Christine Noma
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA  94607
Ph: (510) 834-6600

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Lindsey Roselini
Parente & Christopher
San 639 Front Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

California Association of Black Lawyers
Linnea N. Willis
Law Office of Linnea N. Willis
220 Fourth Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 777-9795 office
(510) 589-0207 cell

Charles Houston Bar Association
Cometria Cooper
Office of Career Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 

East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association
Elena Condes
Law Offices of Elena Condes
1010 Grayson Street, Suite Two
Berkeley, CA 94710
Ph: 510-525-4243
Fax: 510-665-4036

South Asian Bar Association–NC
Madhuri Nemali and Vid Prabhakaran, Co-Presidents
South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
P.O. Box 2733
San Francisco, CA 94126
Contact No: (571) 572-2262

Women Lawyers of Alameda County
Brenda Aguilar-Guerreo
WLAC President
Meyers Nave
Ph: (510) 808-2025