OAKLAND, CA – Oakland Deputy City Attorney Pelayo Llamas will help to lead the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), an organization that works to promote ethics in the law, equitable administration of justice and improved access to legal services in Alameda County.
Llamas and other new members were sworn in January 25 after the ACBA Board of Directors selected them to serve a two-year term.
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker congratulated Llamas on his appointment.
“I strongly support the mission and the important work of the Alameda County Bar Association to promote ethics and diversity in the legal profession and facilitate pro bono services to the community,” City Attorney Parker said. “I applaud and thank Pelayo for volunteering his time to improve the practice of law in Alameda County. My Office encourages and supports work in the community by our attorneys and all members of our staff.”
Llamas began practicing law in Oakland in 1992. He received his law degree from Santa Clara University. Except for a stint in San Francisco as an investigator for the San Francisco Police Commission’s Office of Citizen Complaints (investigating police misconduct allegations), Llamas has worked since 1999 in the Oakland City Attorney’s Office in both the Litigation and Advisory divisions. He currently is assigned to the General Government & Finance Unit with a focus on innovation, special projects, legislation and litigation.
As a Board member, Llamas will serve as liaison to the Bar Association’s Trial Practice Section. He previously staffed the monthly “Lawyers in the Library” sessions at the Oakland Public Library, Asian Branch, for nine years. He is a 20-year resident of Oakland and lives in the Oakmore neighborhood.
The ACBA was founded in 1877 and has nearly 1,500 members.