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Barristers Column—June 2018

By Shumika T. R. Sookdeo


Barristers proudly presented its second annual Judicial Reception on May 9, 2018. Similar to the inaugural event held last year, this year’s event was held at Grier Pavilion, located on the rooftop of Riverside City Hall. The weather, views, and hosted refreshments were enjoyed by all. On behalf of Barristers, I express my gratitude to the beautifully diverse panel of judicial officers, which included Hon. Becky Dugan, Hon. Irma Poole Asberry, Hon. Jackson Lucky, Hon. Sunshine Sykes, and Hon. Jonathan Cannon (Ret.). This year’s theme was “Work-Life Balance on the Road to the Bench.” The panelists offered an array of useful tips and insightful reflections regarding overcoming challenges in life as one pursues a career leading to the bench.

This event was made possible from the tremendous support from the following sponsors: Aitken Aitken Cohn, Rizio Law Firm, Blumenthal Law Offices, Reid and Hellyer, Appleby & Co., Dennis M. Sandoval, P.L.C., Exum Law Offices, First Legal, JAMS, Law Offices of Shauna M. Albright, RCBA, and University of La Verne College of Law. If you are interested in sponsoring future Barristers’ events, kindly contact RCBABarristers@gmail.com

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Barristers regret to say farewell to our committed and energetic board member, Breanne Wesche. Breanne would have been the Barrister’s 2018-2019 president. However, one of life’s greatest blessings presents Breanne with a new journey. We are happy for the joyous advernture that awaits her, but sad to see her leave. Thank you, Breanne! We will miss you!


On June 20, we are having our annual officer elections for the 2018-2019 term. Elections will be held during happy hour at Heroes Restaurant Patio from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Only Barristers members who have attended at least two Barristers events may vote. The candidates are as follows:

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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