PHOTOS: Installation & Diversity Awards 2023

The CCCBA got together in person with a virtual option at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill on Friday, January 27 to induct the new Board Officers, Directors and Section Leaders. The 2022 Diversity Awards were presented to a very deserving group of winners. David Erb, CCCBA President for 2023 gave a speech, and Presiding Judge Ed Weil gave a State of the Judiciary presentation. This was the first Installation and Diversity Awards event in person since the covid shutdown.


CCCBA Section Leaders for 2023 (partial list), front row: Patricia Ruiz Calzada (co-leader of the Litigation Section); Hon. Richard Flier (Ret.) Senior Lawyers Section; Anina Dalsin (co-leader of the Solo Small Firm Section; Esther Kim (co-leader of the Estate Planning & Probate Section); Back Row: Stephen Bonkowski (co-leader of the Litigation Section); Marta Vanegas, Business Law Section; Randy Sullivan, Real Estate Section; Kathy Schofield, Elder Law Section; Indy Colbath, Barristers Section.



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The team from ADR Services: Hon. Rick Flier (Ret.),, Hon. Anita Santos (Ret.), Joanna Barron, Hon. Steve Austin (Ret.), and Kathleen Emma.
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CCCBA Executive Director Jody Iorns, Esther Kim and Jonathan Lee.
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David Erb and his family: Justine (David’s wife), David, Cynthia Hull (David’s mother) and Michael Erb (David’s brother).
4 judges at Diversity Awards and Installation Luncheon 2023
Hon. Leonard Marquez, Hon. Shari Beltramo, Hon. Rebecca Hardie, and Hon. Anita Santos (Ret.)
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Barbara Suskind, Commissioner Lowell Richards (Ret.) and Hon. Steve Austin (Ret.)
David Erb, CCCBA Board President 2023
3 people smiling.
Patricia Ruiz Calzada, Pa’tanisha Davis Pierson and Brandy Gray
Smiling woman before receiving Diversity Award with woman on poedium.
Vanessa Candelaria winner of the CCCBA Diversity Platinum Award before receiving the award from Renee Welze Livingston, of CCCBA Diversity Committee
3 men smiling.
Steve Steinberg, Hon. Steve Austin (Ret.) and Michael Abraham.
4 women smiling at check in table.
CCCBA Check in table: LRIS & Moderate Means Director Barbara Arsedo, with attorney Kristin Tabone,  Jennifer Spalding and Education & Events Director Anne Wolf
2022 Diversity Award Winners
CCCBA Diversity Award winners for 2022.