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, starting January 1, 2023, will be $35 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.

To have a printout of our section Chairs and Co-Chairs with section details, 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 for more information on how to become part of the Barristers Section.

ADR Section

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Chair: Christopher C. Cooke
Murphy Cooke Kobrick, LLP
177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 638-2370
Barristers Section



Chair: Mallory Barr
Goodwin Procter LLP
601 Marshall Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 752-3332
Barristers Section



Co-Chair: Anderson Lam
Galine Frye Fitting & Frangos
411 Borel Ave., Ste. 500
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 345-8484
Business/Business Litigation Section

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Chair: Thomas Gray
Carr McClellan, PC
216 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 696-2552
Corporate In-House Counsel Section  



Chair: Carolyn R. Adler
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
1140 Enterprise Way MS 3104
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(650) 857-625
Criminal Law Section  

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Chair: Ariel Rief
Rief Legal
620 Jefferson Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 649-7177
Criminal Law Section
 
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Co-Chair: David Nazzaro
Law Office of David T. Nazzaro
3182 Campus Dr Ste 194
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 477-6182
Estate Planning and Probate Section



Chair: Joe Gruber
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
333 Twin Dolphin Dr., Ste. 350
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 524-2144
Estate Planning and Probate Section  
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Co-Chair: Martin Behn
Hopkins & Carley, A Law Corporation
200 Page Mill Rd., Ste. 200         
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 804-7630
Family Law Section  



Chair: Brooke Murphy
Madigan & Lewis, LLP
411 Borel Ave., Ste. 550
Suite 440
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 482-8480
Family Law Section  



Co-Chair: Joanna M. Wald
Viola Law Firm
411 1st Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 343-6400
Government/Municipal Law Section  


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



Chair: Renee Chantler
Chantler Law LLP,
1900 S Norfolk St, Ste 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 250-5332
Labor & Employment Section
 
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Chair: April S. Glatt
Chauvel & Glatt, LLP
66 Bovet Road, Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 573-9500
Labor & Employment Section
 
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Co-Chair: Natalia Canas
Chauvel & Glatt, LLP
66 Bovet Road, Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402 
(909) 518-1058
Real Estate Section
 
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Chair: Mark Watson
Law Office of Mark C. Watson
533 Airport Blvd. Ste. 100 Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 692-4004
Women Lawyers’ Section
 
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Chair: Sumble Manzoor
Corey Luzaich De Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP
700 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 871-5666
Women Lawyers’ Section
 


Co-Chair: Marian FitzGerald
Law Offices of Marian FitzGerald
P.O. Box 441
Burlingame, CA 94011
(650) 766-2565