CASD is introducing a new member benefit: Member Spotlight! As a CASD member, you may be selected to be spotlighted in a future issue of the Trial Bar News and our website. Here's how it works:
Download the form below, and respond to ALL items in section 1 and three items from each of the following three sections. Attach a high-resolution photo (jpeg) of yourself (or you and your family) with your submission. Submissions must be received in Microsoft Word format with a TOTAL word count (including questions) not to exceed 600 words. CASD reserves the right to edit the content of submissions. Please send your submission, along with a high-resolution photo, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions meeting the criteria above will be selected at random for publication in the Members Section of the Trial Bar News and our website. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Picture yourself here. CASD’s Member Spotlight is a great way to highlight yourself and let your fellow CASD members get to know you. Complete this questionnaire using the above link, follow the submission instructions, and we will let you know when you will be spotlighted!
Name: Sarah H. Lanham
Firm, position: Partner at Pyle, Sims, Duncan & Stevenson, APC
Family info: Married with two kids
Place of birth and/or where you spent your childhood: Native San Diegan – born and raised
Name of undergraduate college/university and field of study: U.C. Berkeley; B.A Psychology
Name of law school: U.C. Davis
Year you became a member of the Bar: 2001
Year you became a CASD Member: 2018
What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join CASD? Was there someone who influenced you in your decision to join? If so, tell us a little about that experience. I recently switched from several years of defending legal malpractice claims to prosecuting them.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Fiji.
What is the trait you respect/admire most in others? Honesty.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? My husband and kiddos.
What do you do in your spare time? Provide a fun fact about yourself. Garden and raise my pigs and chickens.
If you could spend the day with one attorney/judge, dead or alive, who would it be and why? RBG – she’s awesome.
What is your dream vacation spot? Fiji.
How does CASD support your practice? The list serve is a great way to get information and connect with others in the community.
What do you like most about being a trial lawyer? The thrill of the presentation.
What is the best advice you've ever received from another CASD member (please name the member if you feel comfortable)? “Join – it’s fun.”