A letter from a student at Summerville Elementary School
"Dear Mr. Adams,
I am [a student] from the 8th grade class of Summerville Elementary. I am writing this letter to say thank you. Thank you for proving to me that not all lawyers are evil and rude. You made the trip even more fun for our class. But at the same time, you also taught us valuable lessons. You taught me that as long as you work hard, you can be anything that you want. Thank you for taking the time and providing our class with this amazing experience. Thank you for showing me that hard work and determination will work out in the end.
[A student from Summerville Elementary]
"To Sacramento Valley Chapter of ABOTA,
I recently had the honor of being a panelist on ABOTA’s Civility Matters Program at the Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court in Stockton, CA. The moderators, ABOTA members Letty Litchfield and Bruce Kilday, were both knowledgeable and engaging. The other panelists were ABOTA members Mike Kronlund, representing the Defense perspective, and Shafeeq Sadiq, representing the Plaintiff side. Despite all three panelists coming from different viewpoints, we all repeated the same message that civility or lack thereof, definitely impacts case outcomes and has a direct and permanent effect on attorneys’ reputations. Thank you for bringing this important Program to our local Inn of Court.
- Judge Barbara A. Kronlund, San Joaquin County Superior Court
Left to Right are the program panelists:
Shafeeq Sadiq, Mike Kronlund, Judge Barbara A. Kronlund (San Joaquin Co. Superior Court), Judge Ronald Northup (San Joaquin Co. Superior Court) & Letty Litchfield. Missing from the photo is Bruce Kilday.
"To the Sacramento Valley Chapter of ABOTA,
Thank you for all that you do to promote civility, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary. I was present on September 12, 2019, for an excellent presentation by your members Letty Litchfield and Bruce Kilday. The presentation occurred in Stockton, CA at the Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court. Letty and Bruce moderated a panel discussion on civility which was both instructional and inspirational, The program was excellent, well-received, and extremely impactful. Please continue to do this important work. With gratitude,
- Judge Consuelo M. Callahan U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court members in the background and in the foreground from left to right:
Judge Consuelo M. Callahan (United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit), Judge Ronald Northup (San Joaquin Co. Superior Court), Judge Barbara A. Kronlund (San Joaquin Co. Superior Court/judge panelist), Letty Litchfield (moderator), Shafeeq Sadiq (panelist), & Erin G. Castillo (Inn of Court President in Stockton).
"Sacramento Valley Chapter of ABOTA
Re: Civility Matters Program 9/18/19
Thank you so much for an amazing and thought provoking panel. This program gives students insight into real life scenarios that they might encounter in their practice. The panelists themselves were engaging and played off one another in a way that made the program insightful, and the discussions provided students with strategies that they can utilize in various situations, even in law school.
" - Isabella Hannon, Recruitment Manager | McGeorge School of Law