Bob Weeks named 2016 Salsman Award Recipient
Area legal leaders, judges, and practitioners gathered downtown last week to welcome the 2016 leadership of Santa Clara County Bar Association, the largest and oldest bar association in Silicon Valley, and to highlight the successful completion of programs by the outgoing leadership.
The bar officers Matthew H. Poppe (President), Nicole Isger (President-Elect), Kate Wilson (Treasurer), and Kevin M. Hammon (Secretary) were installed by Hon. Risë J. Pichon, the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, State of California. 2016 President Matthew H. Poppe and Hon. Jack Komar, retired, of JAMS and 1985 President of the SCCBA made brief installation remarks. Judge Pichon also swore in the 2016 Board of Trustees: John L. Mlnarik, Hogene L. Choi, Golnesa Monazamfar, S. Michael Lee, Susana L. Inda, Troy Benson, Lauren E. Jones, Kathryn S. Diemer, Mindy Morton, Suchitra V. Narayen, Joshua J. Borger, Eugene Flemate, Bernard S. Greenfield, Gabriel Gregg, Bruce D. MacLeod, Megan E. Ottoboni, Sylvia Perez-MacDonald, Richard D. Schramm.
Also during the ceremony, incoming president Matthew H. Poppe recognized Bob Weeks with the distinction of being selected as the 2016 Salsman Award recipient. The Salsman Award is given each year to a Santa Clara County Bar Association member who has contributed significantly to the association over a period of time without receiving other recognition. This year’s recipient, Mr. Weeks, is a passionate champion of the legal profession and has represented the SCCBA as its American Bar Association Delegate for 15 years, even serving as chair of the 2013 ABA Indigent Defense Summit. Prior to his service in the ABA House of Delegates, Bob was a deputy public defender for the County of Santa Clara from 1970-1999, and has been an SCCBA member since 1971.