Bar Committees: Bench / Bar Issues
Bench / Bar Liaison
To ensure continuity, committee comprised of current Executive officers, who:
- coordinate overall relationship between CCCBA and Contra Costa Superior Court and court administrator’s office
- address issues of professional courtesy, bias and diversity
- oversee bar volunteer programs with local court
Chair: Steve Steinberg
Judicial Bias Committee
Addresses allegations by participants in a court proceeding (includes, but is not limited to counsel, court personnel, witnesses, parties or jurors) who believe a judicial officer has engaged in the act of bias based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or mental impairment, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition, or race bias in the courts. The purpose of this Committee is not one of discipline, but to educate and preserve the integrity and impartiality of the judicial system.
Bench Rep: Honorable John Sugiyama
Bar Reps (Chair): Linda DeBene
Bar Representative: Dick Frankel
Conducts confidential evaluation of candidates for nomination to Superior Courts.
Chair: Peter Hass