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Barristers Column — July/August 2018

By Shumika T. R. Sookdeo

The past few months have proven to be altogether, challenging, extremely rewarding, but most importantly, fun! I reflect back to the moment just before I was elected as president of the Barristers; when I was concerned about how well I would lead the organization. I can now laugh at the moment and feel extremely thankful for the words of encouragement from our immediate past president, Erica Alfaro. The 2017-2018 Barristers board was awesome!

I am incredibly thankful for the hard work shown by each board member and their devotion to the organization’s growth this year. Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment: Breanne Wesche, Nesa Targhibi, Priscilla George, Kristopher Daams, Megan Demshki, Braden Holly, Paul L. Lin, and Erica Alfaro. Together, we presented several MCLE events, numerous social and networking events, charitable works, and our annual judicial reception. I would like to also express gratitude to our sponsors, judicial officers, attendees, and persons who worked behind the scenes to make all our events this year a success. These events have allowed us to get to know one another better, fostered a stronger relationship between new attorneys and the bench, and attract additional new attorneys who ultimately have decided to become members of Barristers.

It has truly been an honor to serve as Barristers president. I am excited to pass the baton over to incoming president, Megan Demshki, who will do an amazing job.


Barristers proudly announces its newly elected 2018-2019 board of directors. Congratulations to the following:

I will continue to serve on the board as the immediate past president.


In August, we plan to volunteer our time and energies towards feeding the homeless veterans at the March Air Reserve Base. Details for this event will be available via our media outlets soon.

Finally, please stay informed about Barristers' events by joining our mailing list at www.riversidebarristers.org or follow Riverside County Barristers Association on Facebook.

Shumika T. R. Sookdeo, managing attorney of Robinson Sookdeo Law, is a past president of the Richard T. Fields Bar Association, a commissioner on the California Commission on Access to Justice and a board member of John M. Langston Bar Association and the California Association of Black Lawyers.

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