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Local legal history on county Bar agenda

The Union staff

Local attorney Ray Shine, a California lawyer since December 1973, will present some of his recollections of judges, lawyers and the court system over the past 40 years at the upcoming annual meeting of the Nevada County Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service.

The event will be held Feb. 27 at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited. Tickets are $50; the event is a fundraiser for the Lawyer Referral Service.

Dinner will be served and space is limited.



For more information and reservations, go to ncbaadm@NevadaCountyBar.com or call 530-272-5962.

The State Bar has over 247,000 members, of which about 182,000 are in active practice.

Shine, whose practice has emphasized property and criminal law, is a partner in Shine Compton, APC.



He began his career at the law firm of Larue and Francis and he was president of the Bar Association in 1978. A graduate of University of California, Berkeley and Boalt Hall,

Shine has also taught at Sierra College, served on the Nevada County Board of Education, the grand jury and the Grass Valley Charter Revision Commission.

He was the founding president of Nevada County United Way and he has been active in many other community organizations.

He will share his knowledge of the local bench and Bar from the time he was in law school and clerked for Nevada County Superior Court Judge Harry Wolters (now deceased.)

This presentation is one of several Nevada County Bar Association programs being planned to educate the community regarding the many remarkable men and women who have been part of the modern Nevada County legal system.

The Nevada County Bar Association is one of the oldest bar associations in California, having been founded prior to the creation of the State Bar by the California Legislature in 1927.

Approximately 120 lawyers are members of the Nevada County Bar Association.

The State Bar has over 247,000 members, of which about 182,000 are in active practice.

The Lawyer Referral Service created by Nevada County Legal Assistance in 1980 to help people find an experienced lawyer was later expanded to cover all 20 Northern California counties outside of the Bay Area and Sacramento.

The annual meeting of the Nevada County Bar Association has, in recent decades, also been an opportunity for the public to learn about the nature and operations of our local, regional and statewide Judicial System.

Future events will feature history presentations by former judges and court personnel, as well as attorneys.


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