Members on the Move

CHBA’s very own Venus D. Johnson will be joining the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Attorney General’s Office as a Deputy Attorney General III in Sacramento today, February 3, 2014.
Please join us in congratulating Venus on her accomplishment. CHBA is so proud of you!

We congratulate CHBA Past President and Life Member Kwixuan H. Maloof and Member Brendon Woods on being honored for their work as Public Defenders.
Click HERE to view the 50 Years of Gideon Awards Ceremony flyer (PDF).

The Charles Houston Bar Association Congratulates Robert Harris on his induction into the National Bar Association Hall of Fame! Mr. Harris past NBA President and past Charles Houston President, will be inducted at the annual convention in Miami. We encourage our CHBA family to attend the convention and to celebrate with Bob!

Melissa Sladden, current President of the Charles Houston Bar Association, has joined the Downstream & Chemicals Litigation Management Group, Chevron Products Company (a division of Chevron U.S.A., Inc.) as Senior Counsel. L.D. Louis, the current Social Chair was elected Ninth Circuit Trustee at the American Inns of Court. We congratulate our members on their accomplishments. Please let us know of your exciting career moves.

CHBA congratulates Board Member Eric Casher on his appointment to the Board of Directors for the California Bar Foundation. The Foundation is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the State Bar of California and is dedicated to building a better justice. The Foundation distributes over $650K annually to deserving law students and non-profit legal service providers. We are so proud of your achievement.

Venus Johnson and Eric Casher
The Charles Houston Bar Association congratulates Venus Johnson, Immediate Past President, who was just appointed by Attorney General Kamala Harris, as her sole appointee, to the State Bar of California, California Commission on Access to Justice.
CHBA also congratulates Board member, Eric Casher who was just appointed by Attorney General Kamala Harris to Fair Political Practices Commission.

Aileen Casanave
SCCBLA President Named As the Winner of the “2013 Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Diversity Award

Kwixuan H. Maloof
Kwixuan H. Maloof joined ABA President Stephen N. Zack of Miami, FL and ABA President-Elect Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III of Florence, KY in sessions on bar governance, finance, communications, and planning for a presidential term.

Kevin Reese
CHBA congratulates Kevin Reese on his elevation to Partner at Hansen Bridgett! Congratulations on this great accomplishment Kevin!

Jonathan Mayes
Safeway Names Jonathan Mayes the Senior Vice President in Charge of Government Relations and Key Public-Facing Functions

Charles Smiley
Commissioner Charles Smiley

Gordon Baranco
Oakland Judge Honored For Access To Justice Efforts

Demetrius Shelton
Oakland Deputy City Attorney Named President-Elect of National Bar Association

Mavis T. Thompson
NBA President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony For Newly-Minted
Supreme Court Appointee Sonia Sotomayor

Kamala Harris
SF DA Kamala Harris at White House today — asked to talk gang violence prevention.

Simona A. Farrise
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Tony West
Oakland attorney Tony West tapped by Obama

Wilda L. White
Appointed as Executive Director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.

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