Associations

Memberships/Legal Associations:

  • California State Bar Association:  Since December 1984.
  • Sonoma County Bar Association: Since 1992; Director, 2004-2006; Member of the SCBA Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2005-2007.
  • Arbitrator and Settlement Conference Panelist, Sonoma County Superior Court: Since 1994.
  • Mediator, Sonoma County Superior Court: Since 2010.
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section:  Since 1999.
  • California Employment Lawyers Association: Since 1997.
  • California State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section: Since 2010.
  • National Employment Lawyers Association:  1994-2006.
  • Arbitrator and EDP Panelist, San Francisco Superior Court:  1993-2005.
  • Arbitrator and Settlement Conference Panelist, Marin County Superior Court: 1998 – 2007.
  • San Francisco Bar Association:  1987-1994.
  • Sonoma County Trial Lawyers Association:  1994-1996.
  • San Francisco Bar Association Federal Pro Bono Project (volunteer attorney):  1988-1995.
  • San Francisco Bar Association Homeless Advocacy Project (volunteer attorney): 1987-1995.
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer of the Month (January, 1992).

Civic Associations (Partial List)

  • Petaluma People Services Center, Board of Directors 1999-2005.
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sonoma County Board of Directors 1995-1997.
  • Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce, Member since 1998; Board of Directors, 2000 -2007; Vice President 2003-2005; President, 2005-2006.
  • Member, Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs/Economic Development Committee; Since 1998; Committee Chair, 2002-2005, 2006-2007.
  • City of Petaluma Youth Commission, Member 2000-2005, Chair, 2003-2005.
  • Leadership Petaluma, Class of 1998-99; Steering Committee 1999-2002; Government Day coordinator Since 1999.
  • Petaluma Girls Softball Association, Coach, Since 1997; Petaluma Steal Breeze Girls Softball, Coach, Since 2008; National Junior Basketball, Coach, 1999-2003, 2005-2009; Petaluma Youth Soccer League, Coach, 2000-2003.

Education:

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., May, 1984.
  • University of Rhode Island, B.A., May, 1978.

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