The Bar Association offers its members a variety of means to continue their legal educations and participate in the operation of the Association. Section chairs serve for a calendar year are appointed by the President.

Sections meetings are open to all Bar Association members and explore issues and developments in different areas of the law. The Bar Association is a California State Bar approved provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and many of the Section programs qualify for MCLE credit.

Section dues, $30 per section, include any MCLE costs associated with meetings offered by each section.

To see all upcoming MCLE events provided by the Sections, go to the top of this page and click on the Calendar, or click here.

Are you new to the San Mateo County Community? Is this your first year practicing and would like to get involved?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, click here fore more information on how to become part of the Barristers Section.


ADR Section

Chair: Katherine L. Gallo
Attorney at Law
969 G Edgewater Blvd., Ste. 345
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 571-1011

Vice-Chair: Sadhana “Sandy” Narayan
Narayan Travelstead, PC
24301 Southland Dr., Ste. 607
Hayward, CA 94545
(650) 403-0150

 

Barristers Section

 

 

 

 

 

President: Kenneth R. Linthicum
Attorney at Law
15 W. Manor Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8834

Vice President: Maggie W. Trinh
Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP
4400 Bohannon Dr., Ste. 230
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 600-5309

 

Business/Business Litigation Section

Chair: Marc D. Bender
Finkelstein Bender & Fujii LLP
1528 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 306
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 353-4503

Corporate In-House Counsel Section

Chair: Carolyn R. Adler
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
1140 Enterprise Way MS 3104
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(650) 857-6257

Vice-Chair: Sandy Narayan
Narayan Travelstead, PC
24301 Southland Dr., Ste. 607
Hayward, CA 94545
(650) 403-0150

Criminal Law Section

Co-Chair: Ariel Rief
Rief Legal
1900 S. Norfolk St., Ste. 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 577-5959

Co-Chair: James Dunn
Law Office of James Dunn
620 Jefferson Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 446-7300

Estate Planning & Probate Section

Chair: Jessica L. Rowe
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
900 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 600
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 368-4662

 

Family Law Section

Co-Chair: Mirisa San Filippo
Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, LLP
120-B Santa Margarita Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 289-1400

Co-Chair: Joshua M. Cutcher
Berra Stross & Wallacker
155 Bovet Rd., Ste. 202
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 349-9920

 

Government/Municipal Law Section

Chair: Jean Savaree
Aaronson, Dickerson, Cohn & Lanzone
1001 Laurel St., Ste. A
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 453-3911

Intellectual Property Section

Chair: Denise De Mory
Bunsow, De Mory, Smith & Allison, LLP
701 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 351-7241

 

Labor & Employment Section

Co-Chair: Katie Debski
Bain Mazza & Debski, LLP
951 Mariners Isl. Blvd., Ste. 300
San Mateo, Ca 94404
(650) 378-1472

Co-Chair: David Sarnoff
Sarnoff & Sarnoff
20 Park Rd., Ste. D
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 393-4995

Real Estate Section

Chair: Grant Baker
Michael B. Allen Law Group, Inc.
520 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 840
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 347-5000

Women Lawyers’ Section

Chair: Michelle Barnett
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
900 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 600
Redwood City, CA  94063
(650) 368-4662

Vice-Chair: Katherine A. West
177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 341-2585