Casino and Poker Night
Deemed a Winner

More than 200 supporters of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation gathered on November 10, 2011, for an elegant evening of Vegas-style gaming to raise funds to support the Los Angeles County Bar Association's three pro bono projects: Domestic Violence, AIDS Legal Services, and Immigration Legal Assistance.

As part of the celebration, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recognized Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Judge Kim Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals, who were honored by the Foundation for their work in support of the causes served by the three pro bono projects.

While the big winners of the evening are the legal underserved who will benefit from the services provided through the Projects, everyone who attended the event had a chance to win fantastic raffle prizes, including trips to international and domestic travel destinations, airline tickets, Dodgers and Kings sports' ticket packages, and much more.

Among the big winners of the evening were Bo Thoreen, and his wife Vivian Lee, who won a four night stay at a deluxe flat in Paris located in the Montmartre district near the Basilica Sacré-Cœur; Deborah Saxe, who received a one week stay at a 3-bedroom ski chalet located in Taos, New Mexico; and Gwen Ostrosky who won a Spa Weekend at the Lodge in Torrey Pines.

No one left empty handed as "High Rollers" were treated to gift baskets and swag bags featuring fine wine, tickets to a future Dodgers' game, free spa treatment and assorted gift baskets. "Red Carpet" attendees received swag bags featuring gourmet chocolate, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 8 oz. Coffee Bags, and more.

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Here's a list of winners from the evening:
  • Taos, New Mexico Ski Package, with Southwest tickets – Deborah Saxe & Jones Day
  • Stay in Paris (4 night stay in Paris, Canon PowerShot A300 camera, Kindle Keyboard 3G) – Bo Thoreen
  • Viva Laughlin! (Laughlin stay and Tower of Treat)s – Catherine LA Tempa - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hamm LLP
  • Catalina Weekend – Sheramie Viattachi – White House Properties
  • Spa Weekend at the Lodge in Torrey Pines – Gwen Ostrosky – Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Date Night #1 (One night stay at LAAC, dinner at Café Pinot, Nordstrom gift certificate) – Lyndon Parker – Hire Counsel
  • Date Night #2 (One night stay at LAAC, dinner at Nick and Stef's, Big Sugar Bakeshop Basket and two massages from the Massage Place) – Gina Hartston
  • Up, Up and Away (Southwest tickets, Kindle and travel basket) – Ira Steinberg – Sedgwick LLP
  • LA Kings Package for four (4) in Suite A-50 – Richard Clayman – Cloudwalker Videoworks
  • Wine and Dine (Patina cooking class, dinner for 8 at LAAC and 2 gift certificates) – Amy Brantly – Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Deluxe Dodgers DUGOUT package – plus LA Kings Sports Package with dinner at the San Manuel Club – Robert Barton – Holland & Knight LLP


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