Barristers / Young Lawyers Section

The Barristers/Young Lawyers Section provides attorneys in practice for ten years or less with networking, education, and mentoring opportunities. All members of Contra Costa Bar Association with under ten years of practice are automatically members and welcome to attend board meetings to learn about getting more involved.

The goal of the section is to make new members feel welcome and build a network within the bar association, as well as to develop familiarity with all aspects of the legal field in Contra Costa County. The section wants to help its  members to have a strong understanding of what other lawyers do, a strong social and referral network no matter where their practice takes them, and a genuine commitment to advancing the profession.  To this end, the Barristers also put on educational MCLE events targeted to newly practicing attorneys, engage in charitable endeavors, and organize social events and outings to allow young lawyers to network. 


Jeremy Seymour
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office
900 Ward Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: (925) 957-2200


Mary Grace Guzman


Jerome Pandell


Kyle Junginger

MCLE/Events Coordinator

Matt Colliss

Members at Large

Natasha Chee
Joanne Funke
J. Sterling Elmore
Jeffrey Thayer
Ryan H. Apperson, Esq.
Steven Chang
Mona A-Sanaei

President Ex-Officio

Marta Vanegas

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