Profile

Sally J. Elkington

Sally J. Elkington
409 13th St. 10th floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-465-0404
Fax: 510-465-0202
sally@elkingtonlaw.com

City: Oakland

State Bar of California Admission Date: Dec. 11, 1989

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates:

  • United States Court of Appeal – Ninth Circuit, 1989
  • Northern District of California, 1993
  • Eastern District of California, 1999

Education:

  • New College of California School of Law, J.D. degree, 1985 – 1987
  • San Francisco State University, B.A. degree, Speech and Communication Studies

Employment (Current and Past):

  • Elkington Law (sole practitioner);    1989 to present
  • Lesbian Rights Project (now National Center for Lesbian Rights); 1986 – 1987
  • Academy of Arts College, Instructor; 1997 – 2002
  • San Francisco State University, Instructor; 1982 –1984 and 1996 – 1997
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Instructor; 1980 – 1992
  • Business Manager; 1984
  • Gay\Lesbian Legal Referral Service;    1986 –1984
  • Executive Director; 1986 – 1990
  • Directing Attorney; 1990 – 1994

State Bar Activities:

  • Judicial Council of California Access and Fairness Standing Advisory Committee – Sexual Orientation Fairness Subcommittee, Appointment Term, 1996 – 2003
  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2013 – present

Local Bar Activities:

  • Alameda County Bar Association:
    • Member, 1990 – present
    • Board of Directors, 2007 – present
    • Vice President, 2010
    • President-Elect, 2011
    • President, 2012
    • Bankruptcy Section Chair, 2009
    • Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee, 1993 – 1995 and 2002 – 2004;  Chair of Committee, 2004
    • Volunteer Legal Services Program of the ACBA
    • Volunteer Attorney, 1995 – present
    • Guardian of Justice, 2010, 2011, 2013
    • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), 1989 – present
    • Contra Costa County Bar Association: Member, 2005 – present

Professional Memberships:

  • Northern District of California Federal Bankruptcy Court Bench Bar Committee, Appointment term: 2010 - 2013
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights; 1991 – 1998
  • Board President; 1994 – 1997
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel; 1989 – present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2000 – present
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, 2006 – present

Publications:

Other:

  • Judge Pro Tem – Alameda Superior Court; 1999 – 2008
    • Small Claims & Traffic
  • Judge Pro Tem – Contra Costa Superior Court; 1999 – 2000
    • Small Claims & Small Claims Appeals
  • Panel Presenter:
    • Pro Bono Webcast - Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure Training - PLI 2012
    • Bankruptcy Chapter 13: The Plan - LawReview CLE – 2012
    • Pro Bono Webcast - Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Its Value and How it Benefits Low-Income  Debtors -  PLI 2011
    • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 & 13 Workshop - LawReview CLE - 2011
    • Consumer Bankruptcy 101- LawReview CLE, 2011
    • Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy – BASF, 2011
    • Cronic and Recurring Issues in the Practice of Consumer Bankruptcy Law under Chapter 7 from the Perspective of the Bench, the Debtor's Attorney and the Trustee – NABT, 2010
    • Pro Bono Webcast - The Essential Components of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing - Practising Law Institute (PLI), 2010
    • Five Things You Ought to Know About Bankruptcy Practice - Bankruptcy Section- ACBA, 2010
    • Lien Stripping - Bankruptcy Section- ACBA, 2010
    • How to Save Homes From Foreclosure - Annual Judges Panel – Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, 2009
    • Bankruptcy: What Family Law Attorneys Should Know - Alameda County Family Law Association, 2008
    • 910 Cramdowns - National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 2007
    • 341 Meeting of Creditors- National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 2007
    • Loan Modifications & Bankruptcy - National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 2006
    • Equal Access - Chapter 7 Trustees - Northern District of California, 2005
    • Elimination of Bias - Northern California Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, 2005
  • Lecturer – Business Law and the Artist - Inter-session Series - Academy of Art College, San Francisco, 2002 – 2006

Activities:

  • Women’s Cancer Resource Center – Board of Directors, 2000 – 2007
  • Rotary Club of Oakland – 2002 – present
  • Lyon Martin Women’s Health Center  - Board of Directors, 1992 – 1994