By Christina Stokholm
My term as Barristers’ President is at an end. What fun we had in 2011! And we helped some people along the way, too. Our 2011 activities included Barristers’ Build Day with Habitat for Humanity; our annual darts tournament; our 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which raised money for the local YMCA; our bowling night, which raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation; and Judges’ Pizza Night, through which we raised money and recruited volunteers to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the local homeless. Also in 2011, the Barristers launched a series of self-help nights at the TransitionalLivingCenterin Ventura, where we assisted indigent residents who need access to our courts. It has been an honor to work with the other Barristers board members and the numerous others who have always support our group. I especially want to thank outgoing VCBA President Joe Strohman, Presiding Judge Vince O’Neill and VCBA Executive Director Steve Henderson, for their overwhelming support of Barristers events. Now, Barristers, get ready for even more fun as the amazing, multi-talented Bob Krimmer steps in as 2012 Barristers President!