The scholarship application for this year’s CRBA Unity Bar Scholarship can be found below. The application deadline has been extended to October 11, 2019. Please distribute to your networks.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in any year of law school at: Lincoln Law School, McGeorge School of Law, or U.C. Davis’ King Hall. The CRBA UNITY Bar scholarship will be awarded at the UNITY Bar Dinner, which will take place on October 30, 2019 in Sacramento. The winner of the scholarship will be provided a ticket to attend the Unity Bar Dinner and is encouraged to attend.
CRBA member Judge Emily Vasquez has been selected by the Sacramento County Bar Association Board of Directors as the SCBA Judge of the Year! Many of you may know Judge Vasquez not only through her position as a Sacramento County Superior Court Judge, but also through her extensive involvement with many different organizations here in the Sacramento area. As such, those of you who know her also are aware that she is truly an inspirational figure for not only our members but so many others she has assisted, mentored and collaborated with throughout the years. Our congratulations go out to her for this well-deserved award! Please also mark your calendars as the award ceremony will be held on September 19, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel at the SCBA’s annual Bench Bar Reception.
On March 16, 2018, CRBA members presented at Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference at UC Davis. The presentation, "You can be a Lawyer? Se se Puede" was given by CRBA President Brian Lopez, Secretary Cecilia Guevara Zamora, Board Member George Acero and CRBA members Judge Sonia Cortes and Matthew Martinez. Thank you to our panelists.
The new Cruz Reynoso Bar Association Board had its elections for the 2019 executive officer positions. Please join me in congratulating the new CRBA executive team:
President – Brian López (Immigration attorney, Carson & Kyung)
Vice President – Erandi Zamora (CRLAF Staff Attorney, Labor & Civil Rights Litigation)
Secretary – Cecilia Guevarra (CRLAF Staff Attorney, Rural Housing Project)
Treasurer – Santiago Avila-Gomez (Executive Secretary, ALRB)
On February 27, 2019, CRBA's 2019 1st Quarter general meeting occurred at Blue Prynt. CRBA's membership as well as members of our judiciary, including Justice Elena Duarte, Presiding Judge David DeAlba, and Judge Emily Vasquez attended.
Four new board members were elected: ALJ Alberto Rosas, Laura Neacato, Cecilia Guevara, and Santiago Avila-Comez.
We appreciate two outgoing board members, Jesse Rivera and Lance Martin, for their hard work and contributions over the last three years.