2021 Committee Chairs and Committee Information

The San Mateo County Bar Association has committees established by resolution of the Board of Directors. These committees give the Bar Association members an opportunity to contribute to the community and a chance to participate in the operation of the Association.

Awards Committee 

Chair: Kathleen Durrans
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
333 Twin Dolphin Dr. Ste. 350 Redwood City, CA 94065 (650) 368-4662

Bench and Bar Liaison

 

Chair: Chinhayi Cadet
U.S Attorneys Office
150 Almaden Blvd., Ste. 900
San Jose, CA 95113
(415) 535-5596

 

Client Relations Committee

 

Chair: Jennifer Acheson
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
101 Marshall St., Ste. 500
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 364-8200

 

Community Affairs Committee

Chair: Angelica Ayar
Angelica Ayar Law Offices
532 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 634-8525

 

Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) Committee

Chair: Chris Cooke
Murphy, Cooke, Kobrick, LLP
533 Airport Blvd., Ste. 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 524-5603

Diversity Committee 

Chair: Joanna Wald
De Ita, Lowe & Wald, LLP
2070 Pioneer Court
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 918-4999

 

Funky Credit Day Committee

Co-Chair: Jeffrey R. Loew
Loew Law Group
1650 Borel Pl., Ste. 104
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 397-8700

Co-Chair: Chantel Fitting
Attorney at Law
411 Borel Ave., Ste. 500
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 345-8484

 

Law Library Liaison

Liaison: Jeffrey R. Loew
Loew Law Group
1650 Borel Pl., Ste. 104
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 397-8700

Lawyer Referral Service Committee

Chair: Marie Kayal
Law Office of Marie Kayal
533 Airport Blvd., Ste. 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
(415) 779-6412

 

Legal Clinic Committee

Co-Chair: Renee Chantler
Chantler Law Officees
P.O. Box 50430
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 387-5328

Co-Chair: Debra Vernon
Attorney at Law
2479 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste 215
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 285-9503

 

Membership Committee 

Chair: Michael Carney
177 Bovet Rd. Ste. 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 341-1395

Nominations Committee 

Chair: Chinhayi Cadet
U.S. Attorneys Office
150 Almaden Blvd., Ste. 900
San Jose, CA 95113
(415) 535-5596

Operations Committee

Chair: Melissa Karlsten
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & RIffle
333 Twin Dolphin Dr. 350
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 368-4662

Private Defender Committee

 

Chair: Dek Ketchum
Law Offices of Dek Ketchum
333 Bradford St., Ste. 190
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 368-3930

 

 

Publications Committee

 

Chair: Nazar A. Ghosseiri
McGlashan & Sarrail, P.C.
177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 341-2585

Committee chairs serve for a calendar year and are appointed by the President.

There are no dues associated with Committee participation. Click on a committee on the right to view more.

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