East Bay Diversity Bar Coalition

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. 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.  Send completed applications to:  Valerie Brown, Communications Administrator, ACBA, 1000 Broadway, Ste. 480, Oakland, CA  94607.


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


Participating Bar Associations

Asian American Bar Association
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Charles Houston Bar Association
East Bay La Raza Bar Association
National Native American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association--NC
Women Lawyers of Alameda County

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
Edward Joy
Edward P. Joy, Attorney at Law
290 Green St, # 8
San Francisco, CA 94133
Ph: (415) 608-6727
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
Assistant Director, Office of Career Planning 
University of San Francisco School of Law 
2130 Fulton Street 
San Francisco, CA 94117

East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association

David A. Pereda
Deputy City Attorney
City of Oakland │Office of the City Attorney
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor
Tel:  (510) 238-4921
Fax: (510) 238-6500
Delia Trevino
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
1225 Fallon St., #900
Oakland, CA  94612
Ph: (510) 267-8874

National Native American Bar Association
Tom Weathers
Vasquez Estrada & Conway LLP
Courthouse Square
1000 Fourth Street, Suite 700
San Rafael, CA 94901
Ph: (415) 453-0555
Fax: (415) 453-0549


South Asian Bar Association--NC
Maulik Shah and Akshay Verma, Co-Presidents
South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
P.O. Box 2733
San Francisco, CA 94126
Ph: (571)-572-2262


Women Lawyers of Alameda County

Brenda Aguilar-Guerreo
WLAC President
Meyers Nave