Other Committees 2019-12-03T12:01:14-08:00

Standing, Special and Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces

Committees handle matters of continued interest to all members without regard to substantive law boundaries and are free to join for BHBA members. Committee activities can be used as a meeting ground for attorneys and judicial officers who seek to continue their education, donate their time and collaborate on a host of other issues. Meet judges and lawyers who share your interest and concerns, hear a wide variety of expert speakers, and help improve the law. Committee participation will give you experience, information, recognition and networking – at no cost and a minimal time commitment.


Stephen L. Raucher
Stephen L. RaucherChair

Amicus Briefs

The Committee evaluates and recommends to the Executive Committee and Board of Governors the cases in which the Association should take a position as amicus curiae. As well, they oversee preparation of the Association’s briefs for authorized cases.

Diane Karpman
Diane KarpmanChair


This virtual committee meets online to discuss legal ethics and professionalism. The group holds monthly brown bag continuing education programs, and assists Association members with ethical issues.

Carol Scott
Carol ScottChair

Health Law

The Committee offers a forum for exchanging ideas at meetings, seminars and educational events, provides state of the art educational programs to improve education and awareness of the challenges and opportunities for health care expertise, and provides enhanced networking opportunities for BHBA members.


Attorneys can exchange ideas, discuss practice issues and provide mutual assistance around this complex, diverse practice. Interacts with related Sections on criminal sentencing, family law and corporate law.

Samuel Bruchey
Samuel BrucheyChair


The committee provides a unique educational resource for attorneys who encounter insurance issues in the course of their practice.

Kenneth D. Freundlich
Kenneth D. FreundlichChair

Law & Justice

Presents community programs relating to the civil and criminal justice system and the legal rights of all members of our diverse community.

Michael R. Sohigian
Michael R. SohigianChair


Coordinates the legislative activities of the Association and its representative in Sacramento. Authors resolutions recommending proposed legislative changes; reviews resolutions sponsored by other California bar associations; and recommends positions to the Board of Governors. Members also participate in the Association’s annual “Sacramento Day” lobbying trip.

Steven Mindel
Steven MindelChair

Managing Partners Forum

Provides leadership, management and marketing training plus networking opportunities for Managing Partners in law firms with 10 or more attorneys.


The Committee works with BHBA Sections and Committees to develop and hold networking events, and plans other networking opportunities for members.

Howard S Fredman
Howard S FredmanChair

Societas Reverenda

This Group serves the interests of its members, and applies the knowledge and experience of its members to serve the legal community and the public at large. Societas Reverenda welcomes all lawyers with at least 20 years of practice.

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