October 2012 • Vol. 32 No. 9 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Casino Night: An Elegant Evening of Gaming, Cocktails, and Sumptuous Gourmet Offerings  

Actor John C. Reilly, whose credits include “Step Brothers” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” was among those who enjoyed an exciting evening of casino gaming, drinks, and food at the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation’s 2nd Annual Casino Night on September 20, 2012, at the L.A. Athletic Club. (See photos below.)

The Athletic Club was transformed into a Monte Carlo-style casino featuring a VIP Area, separate poker room, and blackjack, roulette, and craps tables. Throughout the night, cheers could be heard from every corner of the “casino” as players made their winning hands or hit their points with the roll of the dice.

This year’s event featured exciting new twists such as a silent auction of 16 items—including a four-night stay at a deluxe flat in the Montmartre district in the north of Paris near the Basilica Sacré-Cœur—and two wine basket collections from the wine cellars of Noah Graff, Los Angeles County Bar Foundation President, and Richard J. Burdge Jr., Los Angeles County Bar Association President.

Everyone received a Casino Night gift bag, and several attendees won great raffle prizes, including a $250 certificate to the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, lunch for two at Café Pinot, lunch for two at Kendall’s Brasserie, and more.

It’s still not too late to support Casino Night. We have partnered with Charitybuzz.com to auction off one-of-a-kind items or experiences to raise funds to support the AIDS Legal Services, Domestic Violence, and Immigration Legal Assistance Projects. To view a complete list of items still available at the auction, please visit www.charitybuzz.com/support/lacba.

Our event was made fabulous by our generous sponsors:
Diamond Sponsor—Wells Fargo
Arnold & Porter LLP
Holland & Knight
Irell & Manella LLP
Reed Smith
Sedgwick LLP
Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP

A special thanks to John C. Reilly.

Our most sincere gratitude to the following companies for donating raffle prizes, silent auction and swag items for the LACBA Foundation Casino night:
Allen Berg Racing Schools
Aquarium of the Pacific
Architecture + Design Museum
City National Bank
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Daily Journal
Hal Bergman Photography
Julie Goren, Esq., author, Litigation by the Numbers 
LA Athletic Club
LA Law Library
LA Phil
Leon Carroll Jr.
Naughty Dog
Office Depot
Page Museum
Paramount Pictures
Patina Restaurant Group
Petersen Automotive Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
The Huntington Library
The Museum of Contemporary Art
Thomson Reuters
Torrey Pines Bank
Universal Studios Hollywood



   Casino Night guests included Susan Koehler Sullivan, immediate past president of the Foundation; Douglas Rawles, Foundation Board of Directors; LACBA Executive Director Sally Suchil; actor John C. Reilly; Margaret Stevens, LACBA Treasurer; and Patricia Egan Daehnke, LACBA President-Elect (from left). 

   W. Clark Brown, LACBA Associate Executive Director and General Counsel (left), and Noah Graff, Foundation President (right), welcome John C. Reilly. 

The casino provided opportunities for playing poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps, while mingling with friends over fabulous food and drinks (at left and below).


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