47th Annual Judges Night Gala

The Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association presented its 47th Annual Judges Night Gala on Thursday January 18, 2018. Over 50 local judges and justices attended, including California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol Corrigan and speaker Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Honorees included:

  • Honorable Brad Seligman, Alameda County, 2017 Trial Judge of the Year
  • Honorable Christopher Bowen, Contra Costa County, 2017 Trial Judge of the Year
  • Honorable Lois Haight, Contra Costa County, Outstanding Public Service

As he accepted his award, Judge Bowen spoke about his years as a trial attorney in the Contra Costa Public Defenders office as well as his most recent rotation in family law, closing his tenure there as family law presiding judge. Judge Bowen has been a public servant his entire career and is active in the West Contra Costa county community.  Judge Bowen (Department 40) is now overseeing a criminal calendar in Martinez.