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2011 News Archives

Did you miss LACBA news or an announcement when it was on the home page? If you did, you'll find here in the archives.

  • Dialogues on Freedom Engages Students in Debates about the Balance of Personal Freedom versus Security in High Schools throughout Los Angeles
  • LACBA member Duncan W. Crabtree-Ireland will receive the 2011 Charles R. English Spirit Award this Saturday night. Duncan, a member of LACBA's Board of Trustees, has spent the past eleven years representing the members of Screen Actors Guild, starting out as a staff attorney in the Legal Department, working his way up in the organization, and for the last five years serving as deputy national executive director and general counsel. The award is given in regonition of being an inspiration to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegation and promoting its interests. To see a list of past winners, click here.
  • On June 29, 2011, the Los Angeles County Bar Association held its annual Installation Dinner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center. In front of over 560 guests, outgoing President Alan K. Steinbrecher handed over the reigns of leadership to Eric Webber, and Andrea Sheridan Ordin received the Shattuck-Price Award. Go to the photo gallery.
  • Los Angeles Superior Courts new local rules, taking effect July 1, 2011: New local rules, old rule number to new rule number conversion chart, and new rule number to old rule number conversion chart.
  • Toby Rothschild, chair of LACBA's Access to Justice Committee, a member of our Senior Lawyers Section Executive Committee, and General Counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, was chosen to receive the 2011 Dorsey Award for Outstanding Public Defender or Legal Aid Lawyer. The award recognizes the highest ideals of the legal profession, and will be presented to Rothschild on August 5, 2011 at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Toronto.
  • KCET and Union Bank are celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month by honoring five people, including LACBA current Co-Chair of the Sexual Orientation Bias Committee James Gilliam.
  • Be sure to take a look at the members of LACBA's 50-Year Club by clicking here.
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the largest metropolitan voluntary bar association in the country, has selected County Counsel Andrea Sheridan Ordin as the recipient of its highest honor the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award for extraordinary contributions to improving the administration of justice and outstanding dedication to the high principles of the legal profession. For more information, please click here.
  • It is with great sadness that the Los Angeles County Bar Association announces the passing of former LACBA President Roy Aaron. Roy was President from 1982-1983, and in 1996, received the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award, LACBA's highest honor.
  • LACBA announces Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Christine Goodman has been unanimously appointed to its Board of Trustees. A LACBA member since 1998 and current Chair of the Diversity in the Profession Committee, Goodman fills the seat vacated by the passing of Board of Trustee member James R. Robie in January and will serve a two year term. For more details, click here.
  • LACBA announced its Officer and Board of Trustees nominees for the 2011-2012 year. To see the list of members who were nominated for the annual election of Officers and Board of Trustees, please click here.
  • Congratulations to Judge Charles McCoy for being selected the 2011 Outstanding Jurist by LACBA.
  • LACBA member Scott C. Clarkson was appointed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a United States Federal Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California on January 20.
  • On Sunday, January 16th, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Los Angeles legal Jim Robie community lost a great friend and trial attorney, Jim Robie.
  • California bill AB 2764 requires the State Bar to establish a Governance in Public Interest Task Force. Get more information about how it could affect you.
  • LACBA wrote to California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to encourage them to convince their colleagues to support H.R. 6398 as amended by the House of Representatives.
  • California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, 62, the sole Democrat and Latino on the state's high court, submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Jerry Brown. Read the article HERE and read the resignation letter HERE.