Thank you to Guest Editors

Thank you to the two guest editors of this month’s edition. Both have been volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County (CASA), Robin Pearson as a member of the board and Barbara Suskind as an attorney consultant for CASA Case Reviews for many years. They are both active members of the CCCBA. They pitch in to help on everything from the Diversity Committee to the Family Law Double Pro-Per Clinic and the Bar Fund Benefit.

Robin Pearson is a founder and owner of Pearson & Schachter. She is an experienced trial lawyer and served as President of CCCBA in 2008. She chaired the CCCBA Diversity Committee from 2002 – 2017 and is a member of the board of CASA. She is also a past president of Black Women Lawyers of Northern California and a past chair of the State Bar Council on Access and Fairness.

Barbara Suskind retired from litigation about 10 years ago, having practiced Family Law, Juvenile Dependency and Probate Guardianships for 25 years. She is currently maintaining a private mediation practice as well as serving as private judge, referee and Special Master in difficult Family Law cases, mediating juvenile dependency cases, and is President of the Congress of Neutrals.