31st Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial

Amazed and gratified to see all the legal community volunteers who assisted in the 31st Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial. Many of our local Judges and Commissioners, our District Attorney, many Deputy DA’s and Deputy Public Defenders, and enumerable private practice lawyers, provided assistance. I was thoroughly impressed with the performance of the High School participants.

Career Day at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

Matt Guichard spent last Friday, March 9th, at his High School, St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda.  The occasion was the annual Career Day for class juniors.  He gave a talk on his International legal experience in Salzburg, Austria and Odense, Denmark.  He then spoke of his time as a deputy DA in Contra Costa County.  After that he discussed his experience at Ropers Majeski in San Francisco and as Managing Director of their Sacramento Office.  And finally his adventure for the past 15 years or so at Guichard, Teng & Portello.  What a fun day it was!  Lots of students are interested in the law.  Matt’s talk was very well received by the students and he looks forward to participating again next year.