Raul Ayala – Office of the Federal Public Defender Mr. Ayala was recently reappointed as a Co-Chair of the Immigration Committee of the ABA Criminal Justice Section by William Shepherd, in-coming Chair of the section.
Mr. Ayala was also reappointed to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs by ABA President Laurel Bellows. The Commission has the mandate to educate the legal profession concerning alcoholism, chemical dependencies, stress, depression and other emotional health issues, and to assist and support all bar associations and lawyer assistance programs in developing and maintaining methods of providing effective solutions for recovery. He will continue his service as Co-Chair of the Commission’s Diversity Initiative.
Stephen Goldberg – Downey Brand Mr. Goldberg was recently recognized for the seventh year as a Super Lawyer in Northern California in the area of Environmental Litigation. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
Joan Kupersmith Larkin – Seyfarth Shaw Ms. Larkin was recently elected as the President of the Seyfarth Shaw Charitable Foundation. The mission of the Seyfarth Shaw Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our communities and to encourage and support the charitable efforts of the people of Seyfarth Shaw by contributing to the charitable organizations in which they are involved.
Justin Miller – BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Golden Gate University School of Law Adjunct Professor Mr. Miller was recently elected to the State Bar’s Taxation Section Executive Committee. Founded in 1974, the Taxation Section is California’s only statewide tax bar association, with a membership of approximately 3,000. Mr. Miller’s term will begin following the 2012 State Bar Annual Meeting on October 14, 2012.
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