SFTLA Committees

SFTLA Board Committee Assignments

 

Advisory Committee to the Board

The Board Advisory Committee shall consist of former Board of Directors members who have completed their tenure on the Board of Directors and wish to continue in an advisory capacity for the benefit of the Board and the organization generally. Advisory Committee Members will provide their opinions, act as consultants, and otherwise continue to provide guidance to the Board of Directors. Committee Members are:

Tony David

Steve Stein

Steve Tigerman


Committee on Directors:

The COD’s mission shall be to seek out and help grow current members into Board Members, conduct bi-annual BOD application process, on-board new BOD members. Committee Members are:

Karine Bohbot, Chair

Boone Callaway

Quinton Cutlip

Karman Guadagni

Bobby Shukla

Mary Catherine Wiederhold

Markus Willoughby

Mark Zanobini


The Carlene Caldwell Scholarship Committee:

The Scholarship Committee shall promote SFTLA's mission of excellence in trial advocacy by effectively organizing and administering a trial competition between four San Francisco Law Schools. Committee Members will also solicit items for the Silent Auction which helps fund the program. Committee members are:

Karine Bohbot

Anne Costin, Co-Chair

Ike Kaludi, Co-Chair

Anoush Lancaster

Demian Oksenendler

Jennifer Sommer

Markus Willoughby, Co-Chair


Education Committee:

The Education Committee shall develop and produce continuing legal education programs. Committee members are:

Greg Brod

Boone Callaway

Rob Cartwright

Ingrid Evans

Lee Harris

Elinor Leary

Valerie McGinty

Andje Medina, Co-Chair

Larry Organ

Sara Peters, Co-Chair

Audrey Siegel

Sandra Ribera Speed

Al Stoll, Co-Chair

Daniel Veroff


 Diversity Committee:

It is the mission of the Diversity Committee to promote diversity - of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion and background more generally - within the members of the organization and of the Board in order to better serve our diverse community of clients. Committee members are:

Josephine Alioto

Sophia Achermann

Boone Callaway, Co-Chair

Sara Craig

Chuck Geerhart, Co-Chair

Selome Getachew

Che Hashim

Ike Kaludi

George Kawamoto

Wesley Lowe

Audrey Siegel

Bobby Shukla

Kelly Van Aken


Experts Committee:

The Experts Committee shall develop programs and materials related to expert witness for the benefit of the membership. Committee members are:

Renata Bogomolnaya, Co-Chair

Mark Burton

Quinton Cutlip, Co-Chair

John Hill

Nina Shapirshteyn

Todd Walburg


Finance Committee:

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to assist the Treasurer in making recommendations as needed to the Board regarding (1) SFTLA's financial policies and (2) management of SFTLA’s investments. The Committee shall not engage in the daily financial operations of SFTLA. The Finance Committee shall consist of Board Members only. Committee members are the current Executive team with the Treasurer as Chair.


Listserv Committee:

Quinton Cutlip

John Vannucci

Mary Catherine Wiederhold

Markus Willoughby

Mark Zanobini


Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee:

This committee’s mission is to help retain current sponsors, identify and convert new prospects into sponsors.  Evaluate all events to determine the types of sponsors that could work.  Create and maintain a Vendor Code of Conduct. Assist in fundraising efforts in addition to obtaining sponsorships.

Rob Cartwright, Co-Chair

Quinton Cutlip

Dan Dell'Osso

Anthony Label, Co-Chair

Demian Oksenendler, Co-Chair

Loren Schwartz

Markus Willoughby


Magazine Committee:

The Magazine Committee shall develop and produce the membership publication Trial Lawyer and be responsible for all aspects of its production and marketing. Committee members are:

Chuck Geerhart

Valerie McGinty

Chris Nolan, Columnist

Deborah Rosenthal, Co-Editor

Bobby Shukla, Editor

Emily McGrath Stehr

Al Stoll

Isabelle tan

Dan Veroff


Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee will assist in maintaining and growing the SFTLA membership and will provide guides on new benefits offered to members. Committee members are:

Quinton Cutlip

Mikalya Kellogg

Andje Medina

Demian Oksenendler

Loren Schwartz, Co-Chair

Sandra Ribera Speed

Scott Sumner

Blair Walsh

Mark Zanobini, Co-Chair


New Lawyers Division:

NLD will create programs and events for new lawyers, in order that SFTLA may serve that population better. Committee members are:

Edward M. Anaya

Karman Guadagni, Co-Chair

Colby Kuvara

Brian Lance

Sean Makarin

Demian Oksenendler

Brittany Rogers, Co-Chair

Loren Schwartz

Cliff Smoot

Isabelle Tan

Mark Thomas 


SFTLA Ski & CLE:
The purpose of the Committee is to create the annuall ski trip event. Find speakers, moderate and assist SFTLA staff in the speaker and event logistics. The Committee is to include the NLD Co-Chairs to ensure that the tradition of encouraging new lawyers to attend and speak continues. Committee members are:
 
Karman Guagadni, Co-Chair
 
Anthony Label, Co-Chair
 
Brittany Rogers, Co-Chair

Trial Court Oversight Committee:

Committee will provide trial court oversight by monitoring the operation of the San Francisco Superior Court, and other Bay Area courts as necessary, to ensure the efficient administration of civil cases and assignments of cases to trial, fair methods of obtaining jury pools, and maintenance of a neutral environment for jurors. The Chair of the Committee will also act as a liaison with the San Francisco Superior Court to exchange information on issues relevant to our members and clients. Committee members are:
 

Lee Harris, Co-Chair

John Hill, Co-Chair


Women's Caucus Committee:

This Committee is responsible for developing programs of particular interest to women attorneys and for developing and encouraging the membership of such attorneys in SFTLA. Committee members are:

June Bashant

Renata Bogomolnaya

Karine Bohbot

Shannan Duan

Julie Erickson

Ingrid Evans

Lex Hamilton, Co-Chair

Colby Kuvara

Lisa Mak

Andje Medina

Sandra Ribera Speed, Co-Chair

Bobby Shukla

Audrey Siegel, Co-Chair

Isabelle Tan

Mary Catherine Wiederhold


AD Hoc Committees & Liason Positions

CAOC Liaison:

Lee Harris

AAJ Liaison: 

Rob Cartwright

Ad Hoc-Kaiser Committee:

Boone Callaway

Doris Cheng

Chris Dolan

Sara Peters

Markus Willoughby (chair)

Mark Zanobini

Boone Callaway

Doris Cheng

Chris Dolan

Sara Peters

Markus Willoughby (Chair)

Mark Zanobini

Mary Catherine Wiederhold


Events:

Judges Dinner Dance:

Karine Bohbot

Boone Callaway

Rob Cartwright

Anne Costin

Chris Dolan

Anthony Label 

Sara Peters

Daniel Wayne

Mary Catherine Wiederhold

Markus Willoughby, Chair

 

Trial Lawyer of the Year:

Rob Cartwright

 

Holiday Party:

Mark Zanobini and Chairs of Mock Trial

Upcoming MCLE's

Preparing For Trial: Part 2

June 18, 2019

Mediation Tips

June 25, 2018

Trojan Horse Method

June 27-29, 2018

Gender Roles in Firms & Trials

July 25, 2019

Preparing For Trial: Part 3

August 6, 2019

Mock Voire Dire (Half Day)

August 20, 2019

Liens (PM Class)

September 17, 2019

Keeping Your Case Out of Appellate Court

September 24, 2019

Kaiser Seminar

October 22, 2019

120 Days Before Trial

November 5, 2019

SFTLA Events

Board of Directors Dinner

May 30, 2019

NLD Summer Bash

June 13, 2019

War Room Wednesdays

June 19, 2019

War Room Wednesdays

July 17, 2019

Diversity Committee Mixer

July 18, 2019

War Room Wednesdays

June 19, 2019

NLD Baseball Night- Battle of the Bay

August 13, 2019

Membership Party

September 5, 2019

War Room Wednesdays

September 1, 2019

Board Dinner

September 19, 2019

Women Referring Women

September 26, 2019

NLD Happy Hour Meetup + Karaoke Night

October 3, 2019

Diversity Committee Mixer

October 10, 2019

Judges Dinner Dance

October 18, 2019

Mock Trial

October 26, 2019

Diversity Committee Mixer

October 29, 2019

Board Retreat

November 1-3, 2019

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting 

November 7, 2019

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